Verizon deploys OC48 router to router

November 14, 2007

Verizon Business has deployed one of the first router-to-router 40Gbps (OC-768) circuits carrying live traffic using Juniper Networks high-performance T-series core routers. These fully functional 40Gbps (gigabits per second) interconnections between backbone routers are carrying production Internet traffic between Washington D.C. and Chicago as well as production voice, data and video traffic on Verizon’s multi protocol label switching (MPLS) network between Washington D.C. and New York City.

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PAETEC to Acquire Allworx

October 12, 2007

PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ GS: PAET) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Allworx Corp., a privately held company, in a $25 million all-cash acquisition. Allworx develops, designs, markets, and sells a complete phone and network system. Upon the closing of this acquisition, PAETEC will add a subsidiary with manufacturing, distribution, and software and digital hardware engineering services that are designed to benefit small and medium-sized businesses. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to be completed in October 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

TWT CEO Calls for Policies to Promote Ethernet

October 8, 2007

Larissa Herda, Chairman, CEO and President of Time Warner Telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC) today advocated policies to promote Ethernet availability for American businesses before the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet.

“Enterprise customers want the benefits of Ethernet,” Herda said. “They want the flexibility, simplicity and scalability that this technology provides in enabling them to converge their networks and achieve economies of scale and innovation. What DSL did for residential customers, Ethernet does for enterprises. Ethernet is broadband for businesses and with it, they become more efficient and competitive.”
Herda contends that businesses are denied these benefits because incumbents have no incentive to offer Ethernet as it cannibalizes their huge Frame Relay and ATM businesses.
“The only feasible means of increasing the benefits of Ethernet to businesses is for the FCC to prescribe lower wholesale Ethernet prices charged by the large monopoly incumbents so that competitors, like Time Warner Telecom, can offer these services to locations not reached by their networks,” Herda said.

Level 3 files FCC proposal

October 3, 2007

 Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) filed a proposal with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) suggesting a possible resolution to the special access regulation proceeding currently pending before the FCC. Level 3’s proposed solution would enable the FCC to undertake a comprehensive review of the competitive marketplace and establish new rules to address concerns over current special access services. Read the rest of this entry »

TelePacific Expands Service to Reno

September 28, 2007

TelePacific Communications, a leading provider of business telecommunications network solutions, today announced that the company has expanded its service territory to include Reno, Nevada. The expansion means TelePacific now provides service to every major metropolitan area in Nevada and California. Read the rest of this entry »

New XO IP Solutions

September 26, 2007

XO Communications, a leading provider of 21st century communications for businesses and communications service providers, today announced new additions and enhancements to its IP services portfolio to provide businesses and enterprises with more choices to converge data and voice communications over a single IP network infrastructure.

The new offerings – XO SIP, XO One iPBX and XOptions Flex with XO MPLS IP-VPN – expand the XO IP portfolio to five solutions and strengthen XO’s position as a leading provider of converged networking and IP Telephony solutions for businesses and large enterprises. The XO IP portfolio consists of XOptions Flex, XO SIP, XO One iPBX, XO MPLS IP-VPN and XOptions Flex with MPLS IP-VPN. Read the rest of this entry »

Telarus Partners With BandTel for SIP Solutions

September 13, 2007

Telarus, Inc., premier telecom master agent has entered into a strategic partnership with BandTel to provide SIP-based services to its growing base of 1,000 sales agents and 2,000 VAR partners. This new relationship will make BandTel the flagship SIP provider in Telarus’ vast buffet of commercial telecom products. Read the rest of this entry »