Technologies

 

ICG To Sell Fiber Optic Technologies to ACSCommunications

Posted: 11/1999 ICG To Sell Fiber Optic Technologies to ACS Communications Englewood, Colo.-based ICG Communications Inc. has announced an agreement to sell its fiber optic division, Fiber Optic Technologies Inc., to ACS Communications Inc., Austin, Texas. The sale is expected to close during the fourth quarter of this year. In a press release, Chairman and […]

Business News – WinStar, VoCall Sign $150 Million Contract

Posted: 10/1999 WinStar, VoCall Sign $150 Million Contract New York-based WinStar Communications has announced it has been awarded a five-year, $150 million contract from VoCall Communications Corp., Mountainside, N.J. Under the terms of the deal, WinStar–together with Murray Hill, N.J.-based Lucent Technologies Inc.–will deliver a virtual private network (VPN) to VoCall using Internet protocol (IP) […]

Business News – Eighteen Join Infrastructure Standards Group

Posted: 10/1999 Eighteen Join Infrastructure Standards Group Palo Alto, Calif.-based Sun Microsystems Inc. has announced that 18 technology companies and service providers have signed on to participate in the newly formed SunTone Architectural Council. The group will define a series of best practices for the deployment of highly reliable and available service provider infrastructures, making […]

Squeezing Bandwidth Out of Voice

Posted: 08/1999 Squeezing Bandwidth Out of Voice By Woody Benson To maximize network performance, corporations have been employing effective data compression schemes for years. Yet, when it comes to voice compression, the benefits often are underestimated. While bandwidth will be more readily available and more cost-effective, there always will be a drive to maximize the […]

ATM Key to Bringing Intelligence to Edge

Posted: 08/1999 ATM Key to Bringing Intelligence to Edge By Peter Lambert and Paula Bernier Intelligent access now may be winning as the service provider networking buzzphrase of the 1990s, judging by the new products–and the emerging new classes of products–touted during the SUPERCOMM ’99 exhibition in Atlanta. The goal of the new gear: build […]

Group Forms SoftSwitch Consortium

Posted: 07/1999 Group Forms SoftSwitch Consortium A group of telecommunications companies has formed the SoftSwitch Consortium, which will promote open standards and protocols and new application development for a distributed set of hardware and software platforms to connect seamlessly to the public switched telephone network (PSTN) and the Internet. Founding members include Cisco Systems Inc., […]

It’s Not Just Technology

Posted: 06/1999 It’s Not Just Technology Of MCI WorldCom Inc.’s total cost to deliver one minute of voice service, only 6 percent is transport and switching; nearly twice that (11 percent) is attributable to billing and operations support systems (OSSs). This revelation, made by Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer John Sidgmore, speaking before a […]

Parallel Universes

Posted: 03/1999   Parallel Universes Large equipment vendors have concluded that it’s too much to ask customers to install, configure, integrate and manage the complex technologies this industry continues to pull together, which is why–through acquisitions and mergers–they are rapidly evolving into technology superstores. Soon they will be capable of equipping service providers with most, […]

Parallel Universes

Posted: 03/1999   Parallel Universes Large equipment vendors have concluded that it’s too much to ask customers to install, configure, integrate and manage the complex technologies this industry continues to pull together, which is why–through acquisitions and mergers–they are rapidly evolving into technology superstores. Soon they will be capable of equipping service providers with most, […]

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