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AT&T Recognized for its Progressive SONET Portfolio

AT&T has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2009 Market Leadership Award in SONET (Synchronous Optical Network) Services. The award recognizes AT&T for its progressive portfolio of SONET services and unrivaled strength across the retail and wholesale segments.

According to Frost & Sullivan, while next-generation networks like Ethernet and MPLS (Multi-protocol Label Switching) will continue to challenge SONET, Frost& Sullivan does not expect an overall decline for many years. Demand will continue, from both service providers and enterprises, for the high reliability of the point-to-point dedicated options, and the attractive service level agreements offered by carriers.

2009 MEF Carrier Ethernet Service Provider award goes to AT&T

attAT&T has been awarded with the 2009 MEF Carrier Ethernet Service Provider award for the Best Service Portfolio. Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) is a global industry alliance comprising more than 155 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable multiple system operators (MSOs), network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations.

AT&T was selected as the winner of the Best Service Portfolio category, which is awarded to the service provider that, in the opinion of the judges, has provided the most extensive range of Ethernet products to the greatest possible number of customers within the markets it serves.

NoChokePoints – self interest or do they have a point?

nochokepointsOn June 22, 2009 a group of mostly regional telecom carriers formed a new coalition called NoChokePoints. They are on a mission to get the FCC to reform the fee structure for special access to the large bandwidth pipes mostly owned by incumbent carriers as AT&T and Verizon.

According to NoChokePoints, companies like AT&T and Verizon have misused their powerful presense in large markets by “demanding outrages prices, because they can”.

Maura Corbett, spokeswoman for the NoChokePoints coallition said “Releasing the broadband economy from the chokehold these huge phone companies have on the special access market will be a catalyst for innovation and investment in the broadband marketplace, something we desperately need.