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Siemens Introduces WayMAX@vantage Wireless Portfolio

Siemens Communications Inc. at CTIA Wireless today announced the U.S. availability of its Siemens WayMAX@vantage wireless portfolio, which will allow network operators to deliver triple-play services over wide areas. The WiMAX Forum-certified access solution includes base stations, interoperability with products from three major CPE chipset vendors and outdoor-mounted CPE, as well as monitoring and control […]

Sources: McDowell Nomination Stalled

Citing unnamed sources, Reuters reported today that Sen. John Rockefeller, D-W.Va., has placed a hold on Robert M. McDowells nomination as the FCCs fifth commissioner. Stuart Chapman, a spokesman for Rockefeller, would neither confirm nor deny those reports. He did say, however, that Rockefeller who worked on parts of the 1996 Telecom Act and who […]

ITC^DeltaCom Selects GENBAND’s G6 Universal Media Gateway

ITC^DeltaCom Inc., a CLEC in the southeastern United States, is installing GENBAND Inc.s G6 Universal Media Gateway in its network. The G6 platform interworks with the Class 5 signaling protocols and packet protocols so Class 5 features and call control can be provided to telephones over the packet network. “GENBAND’s G6 is a robust gateway […]

Wholesaler Vanco Direct Makes Debut at COMPTEL PLUS

Vanco Direct (Booth 413), the wholesale division of virtual network operator Vanco, is showcasing its tools and services, which it offers to carriers across the globe thanks to its acquisition last year of Universal Access. Vanco Direct used to be Universal Access and is making its debut at the COMPTEL PLUS Convention + Expo in […]

MetTel Installs G6 Gateway

Metropolitan Telecommunications (MetTel) has installed GENBAND Inc.s G6 Universal Media Gateway in its VoIP network. The gateway will increase the number of MetTels T1 access ports and allow the company to segregate its internal network so it can ensure enhanced quality services and quicker maintenance response times, GENBAND said. The G6 Universal Media Gateway is […]

Universal Service Will be Addressed this Year, Says FCC’s Copps

Speaking at the NTCA show yesterday, FCC Commissioner Michael Copps said 2006 will be “the year of action” on a contribution methodology. Copps is a member of the Universal Service Joint Board, which he said will make recommendations on rates this year. Noting that he knows access charges are vital to many rural telcos, Copps […]

Copps Says U.S. Needs Broadband Strategy

Making broadband available to the masses is as important as universal access for phone service, yet the United States is “in the ditch” in terms of its worldwide ranking for broadband access, FCC Commissioner Michael Copps said yesterday during a keynote speech at the NTCA show in San Diego. “It’s time to think of broadband […]

Tate to Head Two Federal-State Joint Boards

The FCC has appointed its newest commissioner, Deborah T. Tate, as the new chairman of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service and the Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations. Former commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy, who left the FCC in December, previously led the Universal Service board; Michael Powell, former FCC chairman, headed the jurisdictional […]

Panels Discuss Policy Insights

Hungry for insight from the FCC? Policymakers will convene on TELECOM 05 for a lunch and breakfast meeting with attendees, ready to talk about topics including the Universal Service Fund (USF) and the Rural Utility Service (RUS). FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is the featured speaker at Wednesdays luncheon, which any fully paid conference registrant can […]

Kelley Drye Workshop Tackles Regulatory Front

Partners from the law firm Kelley Drye & Warren LLP will host Wednesdays series of regulatory workshops that will examine issues ranging from high-level FCC overviews to in-depth analysis of intercarrier compensation. CompTel/ASCENT attendees interested in a high-level overview should attend the Regulatory Workshop. Speakers from Kelley Drye will share their thoughts on the industry […]

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