Arbinet Adds TDM Traffic Option to New VoIP Exchange

Minutes trader Arbinet-thexchange Inc., which launched what it calls a partitioned softswitch service last year for the termination of VoIP traffic, has now extended that service with the addition of TDM ports for customers that do not yet have the infrastructure to deliver VoIP traffic. Steve Heap, CTO of Arbinet, says the company decided to […]

Birdieon Hole 4

As blue herons looked on, 15 teams teed up at 8 a.m. Sunday for the CompTel/ASCENT golf tournament sponsored by Vero Systems Inc. (Booth 501). The teams played a shotgun start team scramble through Floridas humid midday sun at the Orlando Marriott World Centers Hawks Landing Golf Club. At just longer than 6,800 yards, the […]

PHONE+ Teams with 1800SAVE to Deliver Web Pricing Tool

PHONE+ has teamed with to bring agents a free Web-based pricing and proposal tool. PHONE+ is a sponsor of and partner in “We are pleased to be able to support the launch of this time-saving service and to help make it available free to the agent community,” says Marla Ellerman, publisher of PHONE+ […]

Bells Assemble Teams to Scrutinize Federal Order

The regional Bell operating companies have assigned teams of lawyers and other executives to examine a federal order that will shape the future of the telecommunications industry. The Bells are preparing for the moment the Federal Communications Commission releases a 600-page document governing new telephone and broadband rules. “We do not usually go to this […]

Wireless – GTIC, ICE Develop Sports Commemorative Prepaid Cards

Posted: 06/2000 GTIC, ICE Develop Sports Commemorative Prepaid Cards Global Telephone Communication Inc. ( has recently entered into a joint venture with International Communications Enterprises Ltd. (ICE) of London, to develop and distribute promotional commemorative prepaid calling cards relating to sports figures.ICE is a telecommunications solutions company that provides telephony services to business customers, with […]

Business News – Rhythms Teams With Level 3 to Market IP Broadband Services

Posted: 04/2000 Rhythms Teams With Level 3 to Market IP Broadband Services By Khali Henderson Rhythms NetConnections Inc. ( has allied with Level 3 Communications Inc. ( to market “any-distance” bundled IP services, featuring high-speed local and long-distance network connectivity and usage-based bandwidth pricing.The agreement is part of Rhythms’ overall strategy to develop strategic partnerships […]

Customers Critical of Carrier Care

Posted: 02/2000 Customers Critical of Carrier Care by Dwight Allen, Barbara Deskey and Steven M. Martin Corporate telecommunications managers should be in a great mood. Choices among carriers have multiplied, prices are down, the variety of services is up and one-stop shopping is increasingly available. Yet, at many companies, telecom managers are not so happy–relationships […]

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