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Panels Look at Forbearance Effects, State Views

Two of todays regulatory sessions take a look at some of the unknowns in telecom. The first session, Life After Forbearance, examines whats likely to happen if the ILECs continue getting forbearance from portions of the 1996 Telecom Act. So far the incumbents have convinced the FCC to loosen the rules governing special access and […]

Long-Time CEOs Share Their Views From the Top

What do you get when you put four long-time telecom CEOs together on one stage? Answer: An hour of serious and funny commentary on the state of the competitive telecom industry. Jerry James, interim CEO of COMPTEL, led the View from the Top panel on Monday, lobbing questions to Carl Grivner of XO Communications Inc., […]

JDSU Unveils Updated RCATS

JDS Uniphase Corp. has unveiled new features to its Remote Cellular Automated Test System (RCATS). RCATS version 9.0 includes support for HSDPA and provides mobile operators with expanded data and graphic views of the monitoring results of their subscriber services. RCATS was developed by Casabyte, which was acquired by JDSU on Jan. 23. The new […]

IT Channel, SMB Views on VoIP Dont Match Up, CompTIA Research Finds

The IT channel and SMBs have different priorities when it comes to the importance of VoIP as a technology initiative they will be focusing on in the next 12 months, according to new research from CompTIA, unveiled this week at the associations trade show in Orlando. The research, conducted for CompTIA by TNS Prognostics, found […]

Regulatory News – Qwest Views Opening Markets as Business Opportunity

Posted: 02/2001 Qwest Views Opening Markets as Business Opportunity By Amy Trautman The battle lines were set for local telecommunications service competition, when President Clinton signed the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The bill was packaged with promises of more competition, new services and lower prices for consumers. A month later, in Wyoming, the rhetoric met marketplace […]

IN BOX: Exchanging Bandwidth Views

Posted: 10/2000 IN BOX Exchanging Bandwidth Views Just a quick note, for what it’s worth … I think your August issue is excellent, the best I’ve ever seen (and, no, not because I’m quoted).Anyway, I especially liked all the coverage on bandwidth exchanges. I weigh the value of publications based on how many articles I […]

Regulatory News – FCC Views Nationwide Broadband Deployment Cautiously

Posted:  09/2000 FCC Views Nationwide Broadband Deployment Cautiously By Kim Sunderland While the nationwide deployment of advanced services has improved, the FCC still is concerned about pockets of communities at risk for not receiving the bounties of broadband. Meanwhile, competitors are praising the FCC’s (www.fcc.gov) second report on broadband deployment as proof the Telecommunications Act […]

Stratification, Not VerticalIntegration Future of Communications

Posted: 01/2000 Stratification, Not Vertical Integration Future of Communications By David Friend If someone told you that Microsoft Corp. (www.microsoft.com) was in the computer business, you’d wonder where the person had been for the past 15 years. Indeed, Microsoft, as everyone knows, is a software company, not a computer company. Yet the distinction would have […]

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