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A parisian in America: Iometrix grows from ENL

A parisian in America: Iometrix grows from ENL Jim Barthold For Ethernet to succeed as a carrier service there must be a set of rigorous test and performance measures to assure product reliability. Working on that premise–and the belief that Ethernet will, indeed, become a carrier service–industry test pioneer Bob Mandeville has formed Iometrix and […]

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Enhanced Business Services – New Products – Lucent Technologies’ Enhanced Business Services 2.0 – Brief Article

Enhanced Business Services – New Products – Lucent Technologies’ Enhanced Business Services 2.0 – Brief Article – Product Announcement Lucent Technologies www.lucent.com Not to be outdone by emerging vendors such as Sylantro and Broadsoft, Lucent Technologies has introduced its Enhanced Business Services 2.0 solution. As a complement to its IP Centrex solution, EBS 2.0 creates […]

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rumors of DSL’s obsolescence appear to be premature

The future of copper: rumors of DSL’s obsolescence appear to be premature Ron Marquardt If you believe some pundits and industry observers, widespread deployment of FTTH (fiber to the home) is just around the corner. Some also suggest that recent FCC decisions deregulating new FTTH deployments as well as falling equipment and installation costs are […]

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Dirty data? Deal with it! Discovery and reconciliation help make inventory systems more accurate

Dirty data? Deal with it! Discovery and reconciliation help make inventory systems more accurate – Service Provisioning Andy Fraley Flow-through provisioning is like Social Security reform: necessary but challenging. The goal is to permit easy, rapid provisioning of services in a smooth, uninterrupted flow from order to design to assign to activation to billing. With […]

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From DSLAM to VSLAM: video switching enhances DSL access systems for a triple play of voice, video and data

From DSLAM to VSLAM: video switching enhances DSL access systems for a triple play of voice, video and data Steve Klein Service providers are looking for ways to increase their revenue per subscriber with existing infrastructure. They’re also looking to enter new service markets with minimum risk, while finding new service solutions that allow them […]

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Best of all worlds: intelligent hybrid platforms offer reliability of legacy, flexibility of next-gen systems

Best of all worlds: intelligent hybrid platforms offer reliability of legacy, flexibility of next-gen systems Michael Schneider The latest buzz is that the faint pulse of telecom is beating in the metro networking market. Telecom managers know that long-haul fiber capacity is abundant and high-speed, last-mile access solutions are already being deployed at breakneck pace. […]

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Wi-Fi phone booths: not as easy at it looks

Wi-Fi phone booths: not as easy at it looks – For Starters Sue O’Keefe When Verizon Communications launched its hot spot program in New York City phone booths earlier this year, the move was lauded as a real boon for the industry. Verizon essentially was using the hot spots as a business retention strategy, providing […]

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KPN finds unexpected benefits in simplifying its OSS

Back office makeover: KPN finds unexpected benefits in simplifying its OSS Sue O’Keefe Talk to any carrier and No. 1 on its mind is maximizing its network performance and reducing operational costs. It’s no different for KPN, the incumbent operator in the Netherlands, whose wireline network serves 7.8 million business and residential customers. With the […]

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The X factors: providers need to calculate several factors to successfully launch Ethernet transport services

The X factors: providers need to calculate several factors to successfully launch Ethernet transport services – Spotlight: optical networking Lee Jenkins Ethernet transport services have been widely identified as the next generation of public network data offerings and a potential source for new revenues, Driven by the need for speed, bandwidth-hungry enterprises are looking for […]

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MSOs pump up promotion, technology for $120B market opportunity

Cable gets down to building busine$$: MSOs pump up promotion, technology for $120B market opportunity Michael Harris Cable isn’t just about residential video, data and voice service anymore. Seeing the potential for a big score, large cable MSOs are beefing up their efforts to land a variety of business customers by attacking the market with […]