Fonality Down For Several Hours

fonalityWe’ve been hearing that Fonality was down for several hours this week and offered no support to customers. Were you affected by this? We’d like to help.

Bicom Systems products piece together natively to form and grow turnkey telephony entities including Service Providers, CLECs, governments, ITSPs, and more. Bicom Systems takes unified communications to the next level by providing not only software and hardware, but also support and advice based on years of experience, ensuring a complete telephony solution from start to finish.

We will also provide a transition roadmap to assist with the process of upgrading from another provider.

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If you don’t want to feel alone in this process, please feel free to ask for references and not least how much money was saved!

CLEC – Competitive Local Exchange Carriers

What is a CLEC?

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Competitive Local Exchange Carriers – better known as CLEC – are communication providers that compete with the local incumbent providers. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 made it possible for smaller companies – now known as CLECs – to compete with incumbent providers. They generally offer the same services at a lower price.  Continue reading

CLEC Florida

clecBicom Systems offers tools and products to start your own CLEC as an ITSP.

How to Start a CLEC

In order to start a CLEC, you need to make some key decisions about the company, followed by a certification process. The first step is to decide whether the CLEC will be facilities-based or resale. After making that decision, the CLEC must undergo certification in the state(s) where it will offer services. The certification process varies by state, but tends to include the following steps:

  1. Create a legal entity
  2. File the CLEC in the state(s) where it will offer services
  3. Participate in a public hearing
  4. File a tariff

After certification, the CLEC will begin negotiation with an ILEC and eventually setup a connection and begin to offer services.

CLEC vs. ILEC

ILECs are Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers that compete against CLECs and existed prior to the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Another good source of information on how to start a CLEC can be found at voip-info.org.

We have a similar article on How to Start an ITSP. In today’s market, any CLEC must consider its route to ITSP.

For more information, see our product package specifically for CLEC: CLEC Product Package

Also, visit our CLEC wiki – What is a CLEC – CLEC – Competitive Local Exchange Carriers

The Side You Should Be ‘Aware-Of’ in this Business…

The technical side of a modern phone company…

As a developer and network engineer, understanding the way today’s hosted phone systems works is a fairly easy task. Yet such a profile is not found in every person that is willing to start in this business. In general, there are two profiles that look to start in this business more often:

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What is a CLEC?

clecCompetitive Local Exchange Carriers – better known as CLEC – are communication providers that compete with the local incumbent providers. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 made it possible for smaller companies – now known as CLECs – to compete with incumbent providers. They generally offer the same services at a lower price.

Continue reading