The Pitch: Size Matters–With Self-Provisioning, Smaller Can Be Better

Posted: 05/2000 Size Matters– With Self-Provisioning, Smaller Can Be Better By Josh Martin While major long-distance carriers tout long-awaited services, they probably should keep an eye on independents. That is because some smaller carriers are attracting new customers as they forge strategic alliances and develop niche markets.Web-based self-provisioning is not evolving the way some analysts […]

Business News – Industry Leaders Create First Telecom ASP Portal

Posted: 05/2000 Industry Leaders Create First Telecom ASP Portal Ipx Inc. (www.ipx-inc.com), a VoIP clearinghouse, has introduced T-Portal, a group of international telecommunications companies committed to advance new technologies.“We are creating the first Applications Telecommunications Service Provider (ATSP) clearinghouse,” says Keith J. Rhea, president and CEO of ipx in a press statement. “Applications such as […]

Unified Messaging–

Posted: 03/2000 Unified Messaging– Technology Even Your Mother Will Love By James R. Dukart The simplest way to define UM is to say it’s about allowing multiple devices to access multiple message formats in multiple locations through various interfaces.y mother may not know it yet, but she’s on the leading edge of a communications revolution. […]

Regulatory News – FCC Advances Unified Access Charge Plan

Posted: 11/1999 FCC Advances Unified Access Charge Plan By Kim Sunderland When two of the nation’s largest long distance carriers joined with four of the country’s biggest local exchange carriers (LECs) on a plan to revamp the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) access charge rules, a hush fell over the industry. On this contentious issue, at […]

Business News – Linx, PCS Telecom Team Up in San Francisco

Posted: 09/1999 Linx, PCS Telecom Team Up in San Francisco Newton, Mass.-based Linx Communications has partnered with PCS Telecom, Hayward, Calif., to resell Linx’s enhanced services. Under the terms of the agreement, PCS will resell Linx services, including its LinxConnect unified communications service and LinxOffice virtual private branch exchange (PBX) service, to San Francisco Bay-area […]

Moving Corporate Solutions Into the Cloud

Posted: 09/1999 Moving Corporate Solutions Into the Cloud By Pamela Thompson Enhanced services typically have been structured as independent service offerings by separate business units within a single service provider. In a PTT, for instance, it is common for the wireless, Internet and wireline providers to each have implemented their own enhanced services solutions. These […]

Unified Access:

Posted: 01/1999 Unified Access: Multiservice Network Dream Wide Open to Interpretation By Peter Lambert Multiple voice, data and video services over a single wide area connection and a single rack of equipment provided by a single service provider at a competitive cost–that’s the dream of carriers and their corporate customers, both of which are currently […]


Posted: 01/1999 Unification: Messaging’s Mantra By Khali Henderson "The medium is the message." Marshall McCluhan’s sage words have been used to analyze the advent of every new communications medium from television to the Internet. With so many new media, however, the message to consumers only can be "confusion." Part of the challenge of today’s service […]

SS7 Key Enabler for Next-Generation Network Services

Posted: 10/1998 SS7 Key Enabler for Next-Generation Network Services By Peter Meade SS7 now stands to play an important part in next-generation networks, permitting introduction of more advanced services and helping improve the interoperability between the public switched telephone network (PSTN) and Internet protocol (IP)-based networks. While signaling system 7 (SS7) out-of-band signaling protocol represents […]

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