Stories by Jennifer Jones

Winstar Touts 'Alternative' Carrier Win

Fixed broadband wireless company Winstar Communications Inc. today trumped a US$100 million federal contract as one of the first large government moves to use an "alternative" carrier to provide alternative access.

Telecom execs meet with federal commission

Topics such as interoperability between carriers and the use of wireless networks were among key issues discussed at a gathering featuring the telecommunications industry's top executives and the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Enterprise Telephony: Com2001.com CEO Sees Future

Before launching computer telephony upstart Com2001.com, the company's President and CEO David Perez scoured around for an affordable way to process calls to his former business on a PC platform.

Telecom Execs Meet with FCC at Networking Forum

Topics such as interoperability between carriers and the use of wireless networks were among key issues discussed here today at a gathering featuring the telecommunications industry's top executives and the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

MCI, Sprint Defend Merger Plan

MCI WorldCom Inc. and Sprint Corp. today filed comments with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), refuting competitors' claims that their planned merger is anticompetitive.

Virginia Signs UCITA Into Law

Virginia this week became the first state to pass a controversial set of regulations designed to make software licensing contracts more uniform.

Milestone Touted for Fiber Links

LaserComm Inc. together with AT&T Labs this week announced that the two companies had completed key DWDM (dense wave division multiplexing) tests that could spur cost-cutting developments in optical networking.

Study shows security risk of ATM, Frame Relay nets

Corporate enterprises - along with application service providers, ISPs, and others - will spend about $60 million this year trying to fix security problems associated with ATM and frame relay networks, according to an upcoming report.

MCI Hails Fixed Wireless Internet Access

MCI WorldCom Inc. today announced that the company officially has kicked off the first trials of its strategy for providing broadband Internet access via fixed wireless technology.

AOL, Time Warner Detail Plans for Cable Network

FOLLOWING THROUGH on a promise made when they announced their decision to merge, America Online Inc. and Time Warner Inc. (TW) this week said they welcomed giving competing ISPs access to TW's cable infrastructure.