FRAMINGHAM (09/18/2003) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission this week granted SBC Communications Inc. approval to offer long-distance service in Michigan.
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FRAMINGHAM (09/15/2003) - Cogent Communications Inc. this week announced the launch of a pre-paid offering for service providers that gives them 10M bit/sec connections for US$1,000 a month.
FRAMINGHAM (09/15/2003) - SBC Communications Inc. this week became the fourth RBOC to appeal the recent FCC ruling that the companies claim enables competitors to use their local access facilities at less than wholesale rates.
Ciena has acquired a stake in edge router maker Laurel Networks and will resell Laurel's ST200 router.
Nortel Networks this week said Bell Canada will invest $US146 million over three years in Nortel products to provide enterprises with IP telephony and multimedia applications and services.
Lucent Technologies this week said it was awarded a multiyear contract to supply AT&T with metro SONET systems.
Verizon Communications has unveiled a DSL service for small and medium-sized businesses that enables them to prioritise data.
Covad Communications and MCI have reached an agreement whereby MCI will offer Covad's DSL service for its Neighbourhood HiSpeed and Business Complete HiSpeed services.
Verizon Wireless has awarded Nortel Networks a US$1 billion multiyear contract to supply equipment for upgrading and expanding Verizon's nationwide network.
Worldwide sales of DSL access concentrator (a router or switch at the service provider's edge of a public access network) and customer premises equipment (CPE) in the third quarter declined 19% from the second quarter, to $US775 million, according to the latest figures from Dell'Oro.
The US government should fund and test Internet Engineering Task Force developments and initiatives to bolster the security of internet communication, including extensions to the BGP protocol, a presidential advisor says.
Increasing user demand for faster connections to the web has led to "substantial" broadband subscriber growth over the past year, according to market research firm In-Stat/MDR.
Contrary to reports from analysts and other industry pundits, the Internet is not shrinking - traffic actually grew fourfold over the past year, according to one of the Internet's "fathers."
"The next several quarters will be challenging," Chambers says
Nortel Networks this week announced the availability of a new version of its licensable IP code that detects and attempts to alleviate network congestion.