Thursday, March 02, 2006
"New services will include dedicated toll-free numbers over IP." That's nice, but the Integrated T1 offering targeting SMB's is a direct attack on CLECs: "A flexible IP T1 service will also be offered for smaller businesses that have less than 24 phone lines. These companies will be able to keep their existing equipment and calling features, but upgrade to a converged T1-like system that allows voice and data to be transferred over a single connection." This has been the CLEC bread-and-butter. Oh, well, looks like USLEC, Nuvox, ITC^Deltacom, and Xspedius better get busy with a new plan. (UNE-P ends in 13 days as well). (See my VPN post about customer perceptions).