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Meshing Voice and Data at the ‘NewEdge’

Posted: 01/2000 Meshing Voice and Data at the ‘New Edge’ Toward Seamless Multiservice Networks By Richard Connaughton The first humanoid who picked up a rock and used it as a tool hardly could have imagined how this simple act ultimately would lead to the tools we take for granted today, from the laptop PC to […]

Beyond E-911: Moneymaking Geolocation Services

Posted: 12/1999 Beyond E-911: Moneymaking Geolocation Services By Gary Ritter The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unleashed tremendous potential when it mandated wireless E-911. The commissioners wanted to assure that wireless phone users received the same emergency service response that wireline callers did, and rightly so. But could they have foreseen the geolocation commercial applications likely […]

Using Technology Marketing Tools Within theRules

Posted: 11/1999 Using Technology Marketing Tools Within the Rules By Edwin N. Lavergne Marketers are always looking for new ways to reach consumers. With the evolution of technology, new tools have become available to target consumers in their homes, but federal and state regulators concerned about privacy, fraud and harassment have responded by enacting a […]

Savvis Debuts Global Network for VPNs

Posted: 11/1999 Savvis Debuts Global Network for VPNs By Charlotte Wolter Savvis Communications Corp., St. Louis, has combined its 18-city U.S. network with the global offering of its parent firm, Bridge Information Systems, to create an 87-city global (Internet protocol [IP]/asynchronous transfer model [ATM]) network. The network will be operated by the Savvis business unit […]

Business News – Siemens Demonstrates 3.2-Terabit Transmission

Posted: 10/1999 Siemens Demonstrates 3.2-Terabit Transmission Using a combination of dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) and its own data multiplexing technology, The Siemens Information and Communication Networks Group, Boca Raton, Fla., has demonstrated transmission of 3.2 terabits per second (tbps) over fiber. The lab demonstration, which Siemens calls a "world record," used 80 DWDM channels each […]

Business News – PNG Signs $36 Million Contract with Qwest

Posted: 10/1999 PNG Signs $36 Million Contract with Qwest PNG, now doing business as PowerNet Global Communications, Cincinnati, has awarded Denver-based Qwest Communications Inc. a $36 million, multiyear contract for a suite of communications solutions including frame relay, high-speed private line and domestic and international long distance services. As a Qwest wholesale customer, PowerNet Global […]

Agents Drum Up Sales for CLECs

Posted: 01/1999 Agents Drum Up Sales for CLECs By Gail Lawyer Like competitive long distance companies, regional Bell operating companies (RBOCs) and competitive wireless service providers, many competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) have been relying on outside sales agents to expand sales in their existing markets, as well as drum up business in cities where […]

Where’s Value Heading?

Posted: 01/1999 Where’s Value Heading? By John T. Mulqueen Summarizing the multibillion-dollar communications venture capital (VC) industry is like asking a blind man to describe an elephant. The beast is too big and has too many unique appendices to be depicted easily. Besides, it is moving all the time. Still, one piece of the giant […]

Once Upon a Patent

Posted: 08/1998 Once Upon a Patent By Jennifer Knapp In early May, Aerotel U.S.A. Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Holon, Israel-based Aerotel Ltd., announced it had concluded a patent license agreement with AT&T Corp. "relating to prepaid calling card products and services." The details of the agreement were not released, but it was touted […]

FCC Reports to Congress on Universal Service, Addresses InternetTelephony

Posted: 06/1998 FCC Reports to Congress on Universal Service, Addresses Internet Telephony By Danny E. Adams, partner Kelly Drye & Warren LLP On April 10, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its 110-page report to Congress on universal service issues. The report was required by certain members of Congress who added a provision to the […]

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