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Getting Gig-E With It: Bells Looking at Next-Gen MAN Services

Posted: 11/2001 Wholesale Channel Getting Gig-E With It: Bells Looking at Next-Gen MAN Services By Josh Long "We are very interested in [gigabit Ethernet] and working hard to try to develop that but on the same token we think it will be a complement to the existing suite of services." -Elliott Bryant, senior director of […]

Business News – Level 3 Repositions Sales Focus in $2.3 Billion Savings Plan

Posted: 08/2001 Business News Level 3 Repositions Sales Focus in $2.3 Billion Savings Plan By Josh Long The global transport market demonstrated additional signs of weakness early this summer as Level 3 Communications Inc. (www.level3.com) lowered its revenue projections and announced a plan to save $2.3 billion through 2003. Broomfield, Colo.-based Level 3 reduced its […]

Wholesale – Lambda Boom

Posted: 07/2001 Wholesale Channel Lambda Boom SP Shift From Dark Fiber to Wavelength Transport Intensifies By Josh Long and Fred Dawson The capital shortage in telecom combined with cost and other considerations is producing a rapid swing away from the use of dark fiber toward the purchase of wavelengths on the part of CLECs, wholesale […]

Business News – Universal Access Expands Databases, Interconnection Facilities

Posted: 08/2000 Universal Access Expands Databases, Interconnection Facilities CUniversal Access Inc. (www.universalaccess.net) has expanded its Universal Information Exchange (UIX) databases and plans to open six additional Universal Transport Exchange (UTX) interconnection facilities.The UIX–a set of proprietary databases that contains information about current circuit routes, network availability, interconnection agreements, facility locations and pricing–now includes data on […]

Leap of Faith

Posted: 02/2000 Leap of Faith OLD CARRIERS PUT TRUST IN ATM SWITCHING By Peter Lambert If an incumbent telephone company could improve its trunking network occupancy rate from 60 percent to 90 percent, would it jump from a reliable, hundred-year-old infrastructure to gain that improvement? If a competitive carrier could lower its market-entry costs by […]

SONET Turns Data-Friendly

Posted: 09/1999 SONET Turns Data-Friendly By Charlotte Wolter and Peter Lambert Optical transport technologies rapidly are becoming more friendly to emerging data services, and new data-optimized optical equipment emerging this year also is proving interoperable across various vendor brands, thanks to cooperation among key manufacturers begun last fall. Happily for carriers, vendors also are finding […]

Business News – Voice Takes DSL Center Stage at SUPERCOMM ’99

Posted: 08/1999 Voice Takes DSL Center Stage at SUPERCOMM ’99 By Peter Lambert Over the past year, national digital subscriber line (DSL) competitive carriers have established a model for reselling high-speed local transport to Internet service providers (ISPs), enabling the latter to offer Internet access speeds more than 100 times faster than dial-up Internet access. […]

U.S. Efforts to Reduce International Calling Costs Starting to Pay Off

Posted: 10/1998 U.S. Efforts to Reduce International Calling Costs Starting to Pay Off By Carol L. Bowers Notwithstanding the pending lawsuit over the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) attempt to reform international settlement rates last year, the agency is proceeding with an even greater overhaul that it says will benefit consumers worldwide. Regina Keeney, chief of […]

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