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Telecom Reflection

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO I’m going to hit on a few of topics. One: The Panel At the Channel Partners Expo, Qwest mentioned that it would need help from its partners to fulfill the government win it just received. If you are a small, minority-owned company, let your carriers know. If you have specific certifications […]

Lipman to Help CEOs Strategize Policy Initiatives

CEOs need to stay on top of ever-changing technology, regulatory and marketing conditions. To that end, COMPTEL is hosting a timely panel for competitive telecom executives, led by long-time telecom lawyer Andy Lipman, a partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP. Telecom is such a changing kaleidoscope of issues that its a good time to address certain […]

Panels Look at Forbearance Effects, State Views

Two of todays regulatory sessions take a look at some of the unknowns in telecom. The first session, Life After Forbearance, examines whats likely to happen if the ILECs continue getting forbearance from portions of the 1996 Telecom Act. So far the incumbents have convinced the FCC to loosen the rules governing special access and […]

TeliaSonera Looks to the Future

TeliaSonera International Carrier (Booth 828) is focusing on providing one IP distribution network for customers. Thats the future of telecom, according to the company, and it will change all existing business models. The wholesaler says the global Internet will be the new distribution channel for all future media and content. To that end, TeliaSonera is […]

Telecom, Utility Panelists Address Argument Over Attachment Rates

The matter of pole attachment rates has resurfaced this year as competitive service providers call on the FCC to end pricing disparities. Don Shepheard, vice president of federal regulatory affairs and policy for Time Warner Telecom, the company that reignited the pole attachments debate with a white paper it sent to the FCC, will lead […]

GlobalTouch Taps Endeavor for VoIP Field Installation Service

Endeavor Telecom Inc. (Booth 726) announced that GlobalTouch Telecom Inc. (Booth 708), a provider of proprietary, vertically integrated hosted VoIP platforms, has selected it to provide field installation services as a part of the companys end-to-end packaged service offering. GlobalTouch Telecom said its carrier, service provider and cable customers (MSO) now can purchase turnkey hosted […]

Long-Time CEOs Share Their Views From the Top

What do you get when you put four long-time telecom CEOs together on one stage? Answer: An hour of serious and funny commentary on the state of the competitive telecom industry. Jerry James, interim CEO of COMPTEL, led the View from the Top panel on Monday, lobbing questions to Carl Grivner of XO Communications Inc., […]

USCarrier, Network Innovations Partner to Deliver Video over IP

USCarrier Telecom LLC and Network Innovations Inc. have completed a 500MB Ethernet circuit within USCarriers fiber-optic network. USCarrier is leveraging its core SONET and DWDM network to provide resilient Ethernet services, such as packetized voice and video applications. Recent deployments apply Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching capabilities for both the Internet backbone and video […]

Telecoms Decision Makers Tell All, Reveal What Buyers Really Want

In todays session, Hear from the buyers youve been trying to see: A distinguished panel of telecoms most important decision makers, service provider higher-ups give advice on providing buyers with the services they really want. This invited panel, led by Citynet Wholesales vice president of sales and marketing, Tom Payne, will address how consolidation affects […]

Eschelon Telecom to Serve as CMP Case Study

Eschelon Telecom Inc. today will serve as a case study for how to successfully negotiate the change management process (CMP) clause of an ILEC interconnection agreement. Gregory Merz, a principal at Gray, Plant, Mooty helped the Minnesota-based CLEC seal the deal; he will head a panel that will give CLECs tips for following Eschelons lead. […]

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