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Wholesale: Birch Among First To Test Pronto Network

Posted: 12/2000 Birch Among First To Test Pronto Network By Khali Henderson Through a market trial being conducted with SBC Communications Inc. (www.sbc.com), Birch Telecom Inc. (www.birch.com) will be among the first CLECs to offer its customers Internet access over the network platform SBC is creating through its $6 billion Project Pronto initiative. SBC spokeswoman […]

IN BOX

Posted: 12/2000 IN BOX Additions, Corrections to Source Book Band-X One Liberty Plaza, 23rd Floor New York, NY 10006 +1 212 386 6194 Fax: +1 212 386 6599 Contact: Ilissa Mandelik, Business Development & Marketing ilissa.mandelik@band-x.com www.band-x.com Company Type: B2B Exchange for Int’l Telecom Support Services Offered: International Switched Minutes, International Bandwidth, IP Transit, Telco […]

Regulatory News – New Group Tests US WEST’s Support Systems

Posted:  06/2000 New Group Tests US WEST’s Support Systems By Kim Sunderland There’s a new OSS gig in town, and it’s called the Regional Oversight Committee (www.nrri.ohio-state.edu/oss.htm). This group heads up a collaborative process to establish, conduct and evaluate a test of the operational support systems of US WEST Inc. (www.uswest.com).The ROC’s main function is […]

Business News – Teradyne Opens Cable Farm in Midwest

Posted: 06/2000 Teradyne Opens Cable Farm in Midwest By Stacy Lane Linkmeyer From the Midwestern breadbasket of Deerborn, Ill., a modern farm–of sorts–has appeared on the landscape.Missing are rows of corn, grain or soybeans. They’ve been replaced by more than 95,000 feet of cable of varying gauges and lengths, cross-connects, pedestals, switches, network equipment and […]

Regulatory News – Bell Atlantic’s OSS Problems Spill Out of N.Y.

Posted:  05/2000 Bell Atlantic’s OSS Problems Spill Out of N.Y. BY KIM SUNDERLAND ell Atlantic Corp. (www.bell-atl.com) is scrambling to quash its OSS problems in New York before it moves on for similar OSS testing in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, sources say. In these other states, Bell Atlantic’s OSS testing has been suspended or […]

Creating an Effective Sales Compensation Program

Posted: 10/1999 Creating an Effective Sales Compensation Program By Mark A. Stiffler In today’s competitive marketplace, you face many challenges retaining qualified salespeople. One of the biggest challenges is creating a sales compensation plan that motivates and properly rewards your company’s best people. Many company executives believe having a good sales compensation plan is primarily […]

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 […]

High Court’s Interconnection DecisionCreates TELRIC, UNE Hell

Posted: 04/1999 High Court’s Interconnection Decision Creates TELRIC, UNE Hell By Kim Sunderland Where will be no calm after the storm leading up to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Jan. 25 decision in AT&T Corp. et al v. Iowa Utilities Board et al. Already, the expected fallout is blinding. In the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of […]

High Court Rests on FCC’s Interconnection Order

Posted: 03/1999 High Court Rests on FCC’s Interconnection Order By Kim Sunderland Clearly, the majority of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in AT&T Corp. et al v. Iowa Utilities Board et al bodes well for competitors vying for a slice of the local telephone market. But there’s a catch, as there always is, and […]

Special Access

Posted: 06/1998 Special Access IXCs Seek CLECs for Local Connections By Ken Branson Long distance and local exchange companies one day may be integrated communications providers. But for now, they still operate in an environment that resembles the regulated-monopoly environment of the past. For example, long distance companies still typically purchase local network access, or […]

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