xG Technology Announces Nationwide Deployment Program of Mobile VoIP

xG Technology LLC has announced the launch of a “domestic dealer” program for ISPs, CLECs and others looking to market a municipal wireless voice service. xG will award exclusive territories to regional carriers for deployment of its xMax mobile VoIP service. “xMax provides an unprecedented opportunity for regional ISPs, CLECs, local communications carriers and entrepreneurs […]

Covista Communications Announces New Business Services

Covista Communications Inc. (Booth 703) has announced that it will streamline its commission structure, and increase service availability areas in tandem with rolling out a new suite of business communication plans. The product suite will include local, long-distance, DSL and integrated T1 services within the Verizon Communications Inc. and BellSouth Corp. territories. We are simplifying […]

CopperCom Program Aids Transition to Facilities

CopperCom (Booth 319) is unveiling a program that provides CLECs with no-risk financing for the CopperCom Converged Switching Xchange softswitch platform, plus a range of consulting services to help get their networks and businesses up and running. The program is designed for CLECs migrating from UNE-P to a facilities-based business model, but also is expected […]

The Longest Mexican Standoff

I don’t know how long the lengthiest Mexican standoff lasted, but the Bell companies must be giving the recordholder a run for his money. It is now 20 years since divestiture and eight years since the Telecom Act of 1996, and the RBOCs have not encroached on each other’s territories, opting instead to merge with […]

In Box: Going Back on Their Word

Posted: 10/2002 Going Back on Their Word In response to an article on the PHONE+ website], it is interesting that BellSouth, SBC, Verizon and Qwest all claim UNE-P is sold at rates below cost and provides high profits to CLECs. All of these companies are concerned about the loss of access lines and the attendant […]

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