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Posted: 04/2001 Not Necessarily News Overheard … … at CompTel’s 20th Anniversary Convention in Orlando … "If you compare what is happening today [because of the Telecom Act of 1996] with what happened with the long distance market … at the end of the day, competition will take hold. You can’t stop the operation of […]

Wholesale – Gabriel’s Merger with TriVergent Spawns NuVox

Posted: 04/2001 Wholesale Gabriel’s Merger with TriVergent Spawns NuVox By Tara Seals NuVox Communications (www.nuvox.com) is the official name for the broadband communications services provider formed as a result of the merger between Gabriel Communications Inc. (www.gabrielcom.net) and TriVergent Communications Inc. (www.trivergent.com). Using "vox," which is "voice" in Latin, the company explains that NuVox captures […]

Wholesale: Williams, Universal Access Will Reduce Provisioning Times

Posted: 01/2001 Williams, Universal Access Will Reduce Provisioning Times Universal Access Inc. (www.universalaccess.net), a leading provider of network infrastructure services, and Williams Communications (www.williamscommunications.com), a leading international provider of telecommunications services and products for the carrier marketplace, announced in December that they have agreed on an arrangement that will improve service delivery intervals and accelerate […]

Billing/OSS – EBPP Usage Has One Way to Go: Up

Posted: 01/2001 Billing/OSS EBPP Usage Has One Way to Go: Up By Chris Garifo Consumer adoption of electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP) has been less then thrilling. While many industry experts shrug it off as a temporary state of affairs, at least one analyst says the viability of EBPP from consumers is flawed. "It’s […]

Not Necessarily News

Posted: 01/2001 Overheard … … at ASCENT’s Fall 2000 Conference and Exhibition in Anaheim, Calif. … "When there is a breakup, there is an opportunity … competition is good for everyone but the monopolists. …" –Bob Annunziata, PF.Net Communications Inc. board chairman and winner of the ASCENT/PHONE+ Telecommunications Competition Award The Diminishing Digital Divide According […]

Trading Desk: QoS Issues Stall Approval of Trading Agreement

Posted: 11/2000 QoS Issues Stall Approval of Trading Agreement By Bruce Christian An agreement for the Competitive Telecommunications Association (CompTel, www.comptel.org) sponsored universal bandwidth trading contract, which was expected to be approved during the organization’s Oct. 1-4 fall conference and exhibition in San Francisco, did not come about. Carriers who are part of a consortium […]

Business News – Carriers, Corvis Achieve Optical Networking Milestones

Posted: 09/2000 Carriers, Corvis Achieve Optical Networking Milestones With news reports appearing that say particle physicists claim they have broken the speed of light by accelerating light pulses 300 times their normal velocity, the applications of such a breakthrough are not even being deployed in the lab.Still, other optical milestones currently are taking place in […]

Business News – Competitors Keep PACE with Alliance to Promote UNE-P

Posted: 06/2000 Competitors Keep PACE with Alliance to Promote UNE-P By Kim Sunderland A coalition of CLECs has formed a new group that will focus on ensuring competitive telecom services are delivered to residential subscribers and small businesses through use of the unbundled network element platform (UNE-P).Coalition representatives Genevieve Morelli and Joseph Gillan, recognized authorities […]

Wireless – Corsair PrePay Goes Live in Sao Paulo

Posted: 06/2000 Corsair PrePay Goes Live in Sao Paulo Corsair Communications, Inc. (www.corsair.com), a software and system solutions provider for the global wireless industry, has announced that Brazilian carriers BCP and TESS now support prepaid roaming between their markets in Sao Paulo, Brazil, using Corsair’s PrePay Open interface software. The inauguration of prepaid roaming between […]

Speech Recognition Blasts into Future

Posted: 02/2000 Speech Recognition Blasts into Future By Liz Montalbano Speech recognition technology took the giant step in 1999 from testing to deployment in such areas as directories, information retrieval and automated attendants. While industry experts say 2000 will be a year to hone those advances, others say the technology will spawn the deployability of […]

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