telephony

 

Ameritech To Terminate ITXC VoIP Calls

Posted: 12/1999 Ameritech To Terminate ITXC VoIP Calls By Liz Montalbano Princeton, N.J.-based ITXC Corp. is using Ameritech Corp.’s network to terminate Internet telephony calls carried over ITXC.net, ITXC’s global Internet telephony network. The Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC), which recently was acquired by SBC Communications Inc., San Antonio, will provide U.S. […]

Teleglobe Offers Wholesale, Retail Global IPTelephony Services

Posted: 11/1999 Teleglobe Offers Wholesale, Retail Global IP Telephony Services By Khali Henderson Tapping into the nearly $3 billion market for Internet protocol (IP) telephony services, Reston, Va.-based Teleglobe Communications Corp. announced it will offer voice over IP (VoIP) services to its expanding global base of carrier, Internet service provider (ISP), Internet content provider (ICP) […]

Business News – IXC Prepares for CBI Merger

Posted: 11/1999 IXC Prepares for CBI Merger By Ken Branson Used-to-bad-news IXC Communications Inc., Austin, Texas, is turning around as it prepares to be acquired by Cincinnati Bell Inc. (CBI), Cincinnati, in the fourth quarter. In the wake of the news of CBI’s intention to acquire IXC in a $3.2 billion stock swap, a river […]

From Time and Distance to Bandwidth and Priority

Posted: 11/1999 From Time and Distance to Bandwidth and Priority By Robert Rosenberg The financial markets have created a bubble, which seems to envelop nearly every initial public offering (IPO) of an Internet-related business. Though that bubble will burst, it nevertheless is apparent the public Internet is the new engine of telecommunications that initially will […]

Quiet Crusade

Posted: 11/1999 Quiet Crusade VoIP Wins Converts in Wholesale Markets Around the World By Khali Henderson As carriers scramble to compete in the hyper-competitive long distance markets internationally and domestically, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP)–its promise of cheaper transport and, so far, its lack of regulatory oversight–has become a panacea, enabling them to improve margins […]

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) […]

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 […]

Business News – IMTC iNOW! Activity Group Formed

Posted: 08/1999 IMTC iNOW! Activity Group Formed he International Multimedia Teleconferencing Consortium (IMTC) has formed an activity group that will focus on enhancing and furthering real-world interoperability enabled by the iNOW! Profile. The iNOW!, or interoperability NOW, Profile is an interoperability agreement developed by key vendors and operators in the industry to provide gateway-to-gateway and […]

IP Telephony Interoperability Remains Topical

Posted: 08/1999 IP Telephony Interoperability Remains Topical By Paula Bernier In general, Internet protocol (IP) telephony and, specifically, interoperability, were hot topics at SUPERCOMM ’99 in Atlanta. Of course, as with all new technologies, interoperability among different vendors’ products is always an issue, and IP telephony is no exception. Although the 3 1/2-year-old industry quickly […]

ITXC Device Eliminates Backhaul for InternationalCarriers, Resellers

Posted: 07/1999 ITXC Device Eliminates Backhaul for International Carriers, Resellers By Khali Henderson Enabling speedy market entry and eliminating backhaul costs for Internet telephony service providers (ITSPs), ITXC Corp., Princeton, N.J., has developed the SNARC, a device that attaches through an E1 or T1 port to an international reseller or carrier’s switch and takes voice […]

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