enhanced network services

enhanced network services

An umbrella term for advanced communications services. Until the mid-1990s, everybody knew what "enhanced services" meant. They were voicemail, "one number follow me," prepaid calling card or voice-actuated call control, all offered by a carrier or service provider in a circuit-switched environment. If you had a cellphone, you may have had access to a short messaging service (SMS). Then the Internet and IP protocol exploded onto the scene, the simplicity and ubiquity of which has allowed new services to be designed, configured and deployed rapidly.

Using Web-based systems, end users can provision their own services, selecting them from a clearly explained suite. Moreover, the flexibility of IP networks has vastly expanded what an "enhanced" service can be. For example, "outsourced" firewalls existing in the network, rather than at the customer premise or a service that automatically expands bandwidth to accommodate a videoconference, then shrinks the pipe when it is over. These, and other pie-in-the-sky visions of what the network can do are often referred to by the catchall "enhanced network services."
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Periphonics Corporation (NASDAQ: PERI), a worldwide provider of products and services for call processing solutions used in Computer Telephony Integration and Telecom Enhanced Network Services, has received an order for approximately $1.
LEAGUE CITY, Texas -- ERF Wireless (OTCBB:ERFW), the nation's leading provider of secure wireless networks for the regional banking industry, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the wireless broadband assets and operations of Southwest Enhanced Network Services, LP, (dba The Door to the Internet, "The Door"), a wireless broadband affiliate of Windstream Corporation.
InterVoice-Brite offers VoIP-enabled enhanced network services including calling services, advanced messaging, automated operator services, call center services, and voice activated dialing.
This order further solidifies InterVoice-Brite's proven expertise in the enhanced network services market," said Scotty Walsh, InterVoice-Brite Executive Vice President for Sales, Worldwide Network Systems.
The movement to support enhanced network services - via wired or wireless connectivity - is already underway.
telecommunications provider for a multi-service platform and enhanced network services.
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Internap offers business customers enhanced network services through a portfolio of Internet-based solutions that utilize all major domestic IP backbones.
The tester is designed to accelerate the development and deployment of connection- and content-aware devices that enable delivery of enhanced network services, including firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, and virus/URL/SPAM filtering gateways.
Japan Enhanced Network Services (JENS) Corporation was founded in 1984 as a joint venture between AT&T and 25 Japanese companies for the purpose of promoting VAN (Value Added Network) services.
Founded in 1996, Internap offers business customers enhanced network services through a portfolio of Internet-based solutions that utilize all major domestic IP backbones.
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