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TelePacific Signs Wholesale Contracts With AT&T

TelePacific Communications has signed long-term wholesale contracts with the AT&T Inc. local telephone companies and AT&Ts long-distance affiliate that will help TelePacific expand its operations within California and Nevada. The five-year contracts are worth $180 million, and AT&T will provide TelePacific with wholesale long-distance voice services and special access services for DS1 and DS3 transport. […]

Demand Is Pushing Carriers to 10gigE Transport, Panel Says

Demand for Ethernet services among business users continues to grow, pushing carriers toward higher-capacity transport networks like 10-gigabit Ethernet for service backhaul across terrestrial and submarine networks. 10gig Ethernet is going to give them a chance to get to a lower price point for service backhaul, i.e., overall service delivery, than the way they have […]

Grande Employs Next-Gen Tellabs System, Increases Service

Grande Communications announced it is upgrading its network with the Tellabs 7100 optical transport system to provide next-generation capabilities to carriers using transport circuits within Grandes network. The upgrade will concentrate on the demand for advanced wholesale phone and data transmission services in the south-central United States and Mexico, Grande said. The Tellabs system uses […]

Panel Discusses How to Squeeze More Bandwidth from Optical Pipes

Under pressure to deliver greater bandwidth to customers, service providers are trying to figure out how to get more from their existing bandwidth. Their high-capacity optical transport networks already are experiencing strain under the escalating request for services at higher rates up to 10 gigabit. To help meet this demand, service providers are looking to […]

Mike Miller

THEN: In 1987, Mike Miller was director and area manager for ITT-USTS (United States Transmission Systems Inc., which sold private lines over an analog microwave network running from New York City to Houston through the Atlantic and Southern states and had 1,200 employees and revenue in the excess of $300 million). In 1987, ITT-USTS was […]

Consolidated Upgrades Network With Ciscos Gear Multi-Service Transport Platform

Consolidated Carrier Services (Booth 621) recently upgraded the infrastructure of its Texas-based network with the deployment of the Cisco Systems Inc. Multi-Service Transport Platform (MSTP 15454) DWDM system with ROADM capability. The carrier also completed new physical routes, geographic diversity and enhanced its PoP infrastructure. Consolidated serves the Texas metro areas of Austin, Dallas, Houston […]

XO Deploys Major Segments of Next-Gen Intercity Fiber-Optic Network

XO Communications on Wednesday announced it is carrying customer traffic on major segments of its new, wholly owned next-generation nationwide long-haul intercity fiber-optic network. As announced earlier this year, XO is upgrading its long-haul network by deploying the Infinera DTN optical system across its nationwide fiber assets. The upgrade will allow XO to more than […]

Level 3 Plunks Down $165 Million for Looking Glass

Less than a week after closing its acquisition of ICG Communications, Level 3 Communications Inc. on Monday said it will continue its buying spree by paying $165 million for Looking Glass Networks Inc. The deal is expected to be wrapped up in the third quarter. Level 3 will pay total consideration to Looking Glass’ security […]

Level 3 Completes ICG Acquisition

Level 3 Communications Inc. on Wednesday completed its acquisition of ICG Communications Inc., a privately held Colorado-based telecommunications company. Level 3 paid approximately 26 million unregistered shares of its common stock and approximately $45 million in cash. The provider paid $9 million more in cash than it initially expected because ICGs working capital had improved […]

IONA Releases MTOSI Toolkit

IONA Technologies at TeleManagement World on Monday announced the immediate availability of its IONA MTOSI Toolkit for Artix, the companys extensible Enterprise Service Bus. The MTOSI Toolkit is available for free download from IONAs Web site. The Multi-Technology Operations System Interface (MTOSI ) is a TeleManagement Forum (TMF) initiative that provides a standard, open interface […]

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