ACC Business Debuts PNT

Show sponsor ACC Business (Booths 113-115) announces the availability of Private Network Transport (PNT) Service at The Channel Partners Conference & Expo this week. PNT gives customers a network-based, fully meshed IP VPN with secure any-to-any connectivity using only a single connection at each site. PNT gives customers a VPN that provides a higher level […]

TelCove Introduces New Storage Services

TelCove, a provider of telecommunications services to enterprises and carriers, today introduced three on-net business continuity/disaster recovery storage services for small, medium, and large customers. The services, part of TelCoves business continuity/disaster recovery portfolio, are E-Vaulting, Remote Shared Storage service and IP Storage Transport. E-Vaulting connects customers to TelCoves on-net, remote storage facility where data […]

Mpower Acquires Metro Fiber Network

Mpower Communications Corp., a subsidiary of wholesale provider Mpower Holding Corp., is acquiring a metro fiber network in Las Vegas from IDACOMM, the communications subsidiary of IDACORP.The 141-route mile fiber network will have three fully survivable rings, which will connect Mpower’s switch and the majority of its Las Vegas colocation facilities with a redundant core […]

XO Offers Alternatives to UNE Transport, UNE-P

XO Communications Inc. (Booth 717) announced it is ready to assist service providers affected by new rules issued in December by the FCC that limit their abilities to obtain cost-based rates for leasing network facilities from the regional Bell operating companies. Due to the new rules, the rates to lease certain Bell network facilities will […]

Norlight Upgrades Network for Reliability

Norlight Telecommunications Inc. (Booth 417), a provider of wholesale network transport, has completed a network upgrade to increase the reliability of its transport services. Norlight has added a route between Davenport, Iowa, and Chicago, to provide route-redundancy for the Davenport market. Mike Tenpas, senior director of wholesale sales for Norlight, says, Network redundancy and diversity […]

BellSouth Unveils New Wholesale Ethernet Options

BellSouth Corp. this week at CompTel/ASCENT formally announced two new wholesale Ethernet offerings a metro Ethernet service and an Ethernet over SONET transport service. The services actually became available on a wholesale basis back in December, says Nancy D. Starcher, director of product marketing, access transport at BellSouth Interconnection Services. The company also offers best-effort […]

XO Launches Termination Service for VoIP Providers

XO Communications Inc. (Booth 717) announced the availability of its termination service for carrier customers that provide VoIP services to businesses and consumers. XO VoIP Termination allows customers to terminate long-distance voice calls to domestic locations in the United States using XOs national IP network and softswitch technology. XO VoIP Termination enables broadband telephony providers […]

No Optical Illusion: Carriers Focus on Strategy

A two-session track hosted by Cisco Systems Inc. will focus on strategies for carriers wishing to put fiber-optic technology to use. Session leader Chris Hurst, Cisco area vice president, will tackle optical architectures and optical business models with help from a range of service providers. The panelists will take a multifaceted approach to show carriers, […]

Xspedius Completes Ethernet Deployment

Xspedius Communications (Booth 504), a leading facilities-based carrier, announced it has deployed Ethernet service throughout its markets. Xspedius has traditionally delivered Ethernet over SONET to meet the needs of our customers, says Randall P. Muench, senior vice president for sales and marketing for Xspedius Communications. We now offer our customers a complete package for their […]

UNE-R to the Rescue

While carriers lament the rising costs of UNE-L and transport as a result of the recent court overturning of wholesale unbundling rules, a new service is coming to the market that promises to help CLECs that rely on such facilities to support their networks. UNE-R, or Unbundled Network Element Replacement, is not a Bell service […]

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