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OEN Turns Channel On To IPTV

Just weeks before its commercial IPTV/triple-play launch in Houston in November, Optical Entertainment Network (OEN) launched a sales agent program to make its FISION digital IPTV service available to FTTH communities throughout the country shortcutting the contentdevelopment process and expense. The program primarily is geared toward FTTH providers independent network owners, public utilities, competitive communications […]

Success By Association

BILL POWER AND GREG PRASKE have worked together for 30 years. They spent 15 years building a professional association and 15 years nurturing their own brainchild, which has grown into one of the countrys largest indirect sales agencies. Power and Praske worked together as key staff members at the National Air Transportation Association, a public […]

Verizon Wholesale Turns On DIRECTV

VERIZON PARTNER SOLUTIONS , the wholesale arm of Verizon Communications Inc., is helping its former UNE-P resellers offer the triple play to residential customers in an effort to stave off competition from cablecos. In what is an industry first, the company announced in early June an agreement with DIRECTV Inc. that will add digital satellite […]

Desperately Seeking USF Funds

BY MID-AUGUST, Universal Service Fund (USF) contributions from DSL providers will be a thing of the past. Its a deadline that has had the FCC scrambling to adopt interim policies ensuring the fund has a future. Ironically, the base of contributors was diminished in August 2005 when the FCC deregulated DSL; like cable modem Internet […]

Court Turns Down COMPTELs Request to Intervene in RBOC Mergers

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on Wednesday granted COMPTEL friend of the court status after the competitive carrier association made its case for an independent inquiry into whether the public interest is being served by the elimination of long-distance operators AT&T Corp. and MCI Inc. (see story). The hearing lasted nearly two hours, a […]

1996 Telecom Act Turns 10: Reflections on the Old, Predictions for the New

Ten years ago today, President Clinton signed the Telecommunications Act of 1996, legislation intended to spur new models of competition and result in lower prices and more choices for consumers. And yet, if popular opinion is any gauge, the act failed to account for the onslaught of the Internet and broadband, as well as slow […]

Global Internetworking Turns up Miami Hub

Wholesale service provider Global Internetworking Inc. (GII) at the COMPTEL show announced it has turned up a new network hub in Miami. The hub expands GII’s carrier-neutral telecom services for enterprises, carriers and service providers operating in Latin America and other international telecommunications markets. GII is providing carrier-neutral interconnection services and conversion of E1 (2mbps) […]

Disney Turns MVNO with Sprints Help

Mickey Mouse is coming to a home near you. The Walt Disney Internet Group announced yesterday it is becoming an MVNO as it teams with Sprint Corp. to offer its brand of wireless phone service for families in the United States. The service, called Disney Mobile, will use the Sprint Nationwide PCS Network and is […]

Softswitch by the Slice

For carriers, delivering facilities-based VoIP can be an expensive yet QoS-enabled proposition involving building out an expensive core network design, or it can be bare bones, relying on limited infrastructure to deliver best-efforts service. Until recently, it was either-or. Now, a virtual network model has burst on the scene, giving smaller players access to the […]

US LEC Turns Up Tekelecs SanteraOne Switch in NYC

Tekelec has announced US LEC Corp. recently has activated its SanteraOne switch in New York City. SanteraOne will enable US LEC, a super-regional telecommunications carrier providing integrated voice, data, and Internet services to enterprise customers, to offer new services with Class 4 and Class 5 functionality to businesses in New York City and surrounding markets […]

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