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A New Wave in Optical Networking

Posted: 05/1999 A New Wave in Optical Networking By Charlotte Wolter With Paris-based Alcatel and Murray Hill, N.J.-based Lucent Technologies Inc. announcing optical networking equipment capable of transmitting 40 gigabits per second (gbps), or OC-768 speed, it could appear that the future of optical networking is to develop ever-faster lasers to crank up speeds in […]

Integrated Access –A Sleeper?

Posted: 04/1999 Integrated Access –A Sleeper? By Gail Lawyer and Khali Henderson Digital subscriber line (DSL) is being billed as the technology that will help lower telecommunications costs for small and mid-sized businesses, while increasing the speeds with which they can send and receive data transmissions. But there’s another technology that some in the industry […]

xDSL: First Technology, Now Marketing

Posted: 04/1999 xDSL: First Technology, Now Marketing By Peter Lambert A handful of aggressive competitive carriers, regional Bell operating companies (RBOCs) and Internet service providers (ISPs) spent much of 1998 trying to prove broadband access technologies in the real world. According to analysts, although some technological hurdles remain in their path, the pioneers in high-speed […]

The Network Backbone – Not Just an IP Highway

Posted: 03/1999 The Network Backbone – Not Just an IP Highway By Charlotte Wolter Internet protocol (IP) architecture in the backbones of large long distance carriers is a new phenomenon in telecom. As recently as two years ago, most network providers had no IP in their backbone, except as traffic carried along on another transport […]

It Takes More Than Equipment to Run a Broadband Wireless Network

Posted: 02/1999 It Takes More Than Equipment to Run a Broadband Wireless Network By Volker Tegtmeyer For carriers just entering the highly competitive local exchange market, one of the most significant challenges is delivering broadband services over the "last mile" to the customer premise. Because incumbent carriers control the vital local loop, competitive local exchange […]

Client-Server Technology Comes to Telephony Switching

Posted: 02/1999 Client-Server Technology Comes to Telephony Switching Alternative to Mainframe CO Gear Promises Lower Costs, Open Applications Development By Peter Lambert Illustration by Ben Folkertsma Just as distributed servers and client workstations replaced many bulky, centralized mainframe computers in data networks over the past decade, so distributed networks of servers, workstations and software have […]

A New World Calls

Posted: 01/1999 A New World Calls By Kevin Kennedy In the world of telecommunications, we are at the dawn of a new age. At first blush, that statement may sound like hyperbole. However, it is no exaggeration. Driven by the rapid spread of the Internet, a new world network is emerging. In this new world, […]

Capitalizing on Convergence

Posted: 11/1998 Capitalizing on Convergence By Jeff Wilson Convergence" is on the tips of everyone’s tongues this year. But when spoken, it might mean one thing to one person and another to someone else. For some, the word conjures images of new carrier infrastructure, built of glass and carrying voice and data in packets. Other […]

Centralized Database Approach Boosts IN Performance and Cost-Efficiency

Posted: 11/1998 Centralized Database Approach Boosts IN Performance and Cost-Efficiency By Cody Bowman Service providers have been scanning the telecom horizon for an easier, more efficient way to deploy advanced intelligent network (IN) capabilities. For the first time in years, a significant advancement is in sight. A new network architecture has emerged that employs a […]

Technically Speaking

Posted: 11/1998 Technically Speaking Voice Recognition May Soon Unseat DTMF By Jennifer Knapp Dual tone multifrequency (DTMF), the de facto standard user interface for most enhanced telecommunications services, is on the verge of being pushed aside by speech-recognition technology. "Microsoft has demonstrated in PCs (personal computers) the power that control of the user interface provides," […]

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