Verizon is wasting no time firing back at critics who say its plan to retire copper facilities in Ocean View, Va., and Belle Harbor, N.Y., is going to cause harm to consumers.
Debate has been raging on about our public telephone network as it transitions to support more IP traffic. And at the heart of the large incumbent telcos' argument is that they are building "new networks," while competitors seek to maintain the status quo with their "old networks" and "old technology." Nothing could be further from the truth.
COMPTEL and a group of competitive service providers, including Level 3 and tw telecom, have asked the FCC to not approve AT&T's proposed TDM-to-IP trials in Alabama and Florida until the telco makes a number of "significant modifications" to its plan.
The time to innovate couldn't be any more pressing for the wireline telecom industry as traditional operators look to shut down 100-year-old TDM networks and transition to all-IP infrastructure. FierceTelecom profiles eight up-and-coming executives meeting the demands of a changing landscape.
Comptel, the trade association representing the competitive telecom service provider segment, has named former Mississippi Congressman Chip Pickering as its CEO.
Some of Dutch operator Ziggo’s existing systems are being replaced Comptel’s convergent mediation so
Comptel said it has completed interoperability testing with Procera Networks. The
More comments are flowing in on the telco giant's petition to the FCC to hold TDM-to-IP migration trials, with some commenters suggesting AT&T is simply trying to avoid regulatory requirements that come with its legacy infrastructure.
The FCC on Monday formed the agency-wide Technology Transitions Policy Task Force to address the issue of service providers moving away from TDM to all-IP networks.
Kazakhstan-based Kcell has deployed