RESELLER CHANNEL: Resellers Rally `Round T1 Resurgence

Posted: 07/2002 Resellers Rally `Round T1 Resurgence By William Matern For years, data communications pundits have predicted T1/E1 soon would be obsolete, replaced by Ethernet, gigE, DSL and other data transports. Predictions aside, telecom carriers and resellers still are focused on transporting voice and data over T1 because demand continues to grow, profit margins are […]

Back Office – Convergent Billing Slow to Catch On Despite Promise

Advanced Search Latest state, federal regulatory compliance actions. Posted: 08/2001 Back Office Convergent Billing Slow to Catch On Despite Promise By Chris Garifo A single, convergent bill for residential and business telecommunications consumers has been an industry Holy Grail for years now, but the move toward reaching that goal is taking longer than the initial […]

Wireless Mergers

Posted: 03/2001 Wireless Mergers Force Conversions of Billing Systems By Chris Garifo Resellers may feel a little angst with each new merger or acquisition in the wireless arena, because the question inevitably will arise: How will the continuing consolidation of companies affect the way they’re billed? Fortunately, resellers may have less to worry about than […]

Trading Desk: ITCC Enters Minutes, Bandwidth Exchange

Posted: 02/2001 ITCC Enters Minutes, Bandwidth Exchange By Bruce Christian Insisting that its plan to rely on a single switch manufacturer allows for a more simplified global exchange, International Telecommunications Clearing Corp. (ITCC, has announced it will begin in March to trade telecommunications minutes and bandwidth capacity. "The most important thing from our position […]

Trading Desk: Energy Merchant Buys Into Capacity Trading

Posted: 10/2000 Energy Merchant Buys Into Capacity Trading By Khali Henderson In a deal that puts yet another energy merchant at the forefront of capacity trading, Dynegy Inc. ( announced Aug. 2 that it will acquire Extant Inc. (, a provider of transport, OSS interconnect and clearinghouse solutions to ICPs for $60 million in cash […]

Business News – Sprint ION Spreads Bundled Package to Four Areas

Posted: 09/2000 Sprint ION Spreads Bundled Package to Four Areas By Bruce Christian Businesses and residents in Los Angeles; Orange County, Calif.; Phoenix; and San Diego now can choose a service that gives them multiple telephone lines, videoconferencing, high-speed Internet connections, local and long-distance service over a single broadband connection.Previously, Sprint ION, the integrated on-demand […]

Business News – BTI Gets Max in Cash, Stock Deal

Posted: 08/2000 BTI Gets Max in Cash, Stock Deal BTI Telecom Corp. (, the Raleigh, N.C.-based ISP, has acquired Max Commerce Inc. (, an Atlanta-based Internet solutions company. The cash and stock deal is worth an estimated $12 million. The purchase, coupled with last month’s acquisition of US Datacom Inc. (, is part of BTI’s […]

Unifying Services, Disintegrating Supply

Posted: 07/2000 Unifying Services, Disintegrating Supply By Mona Johnson he convergence of mobile, IP and IN technologies is enabling sophisticated unified communications services to be developed and brought to market under the emerging service delivery chain, wherein network operators and applications providers may not be the same company.The decoupling of the service provider and the […]

Business News – Reseller Looks Lightyear Ahead

Posted: 06/2000 Reseller Looks Lightyear Ahead By Bruce Christian UniDial, which has been merging data, voice and Internet in its national network for eight years, announced April 24 that it has become Lightyear Communications, and word already is spreading at the speed of light.With the name change comes a new business strategy, says Senior Vice […]

Cisco Scales Routing Products to 5 Terabits

Posted: 02/2000 Cisco Scales Routing Products to 5 Terabits BY CHARLOTTE WOLTER n an effort to provide flexible pipes for what it sees as the coming growth waves in data networking, Cisco Systems Inc. ( has unveiled a strategy to make its core network routing product line scalable to 5 terabits of capacity by early […]

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