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.


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 »


Verizon Business Provides Rate That Gives Wholesale Customers Greater Ability to Manage Costs

September 12, 2007

Verizon Business is offering wholesale customers an additional pricing option that provides a detailed breakdown of the rates that are used to calculate the customers’ monthly bills for Verizon Business’ network services.

The new pricing option, Operating Company Number (OCN)-Based Billing, provides rates based on the underlying local exchange carrier (LEC) and geographic region for delivering voice and IP calls over the Verizon Business global network. This enables wholesale customers to better manage costs.  Read the rest of this entry »


TelePacific Communications “Fastest Growing Private Companies in America”

September 12, 2007

TelePacific Communications has been named one of Inc. Magazine’s 2007 “Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.” The rankings are based on TelePacific’s impressive 294.5% revenue growth from 2003 through 2006.TelePacific ranked highly on several category lists, including:

  • 39 in the Top 100 Companies nationwide by Dollars of Growth;
  • 51 in the Top Companies in Telecommunications by Percent of Growth; and
  • 67 in the Top Companies in the Los Angeles area by Percent of Growth.

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Internet not meant for IPTV ?

August 14, 2007

“Internet has not been designed for viewing videos” according to Mary Turner from Tiscali in the Financial Times. The British public tv station BBC has received a warning from English broadband carriers that the BBC’s new iPlayer is putting too much strain on their network. The carriers treathen to block iPlayer unless the BBC will start paying for the bandwidth used.

Though streaming videos are not the greatest bandwidth-eaters. According to research by CacheLogic (2007) it is peer-to-peer transfers that are responsible for over 60% of all bandwidth consumption.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/f3428cd4-48fb-11dc-b326-0000779fd2ac.html