Big news in the UNE-P world. The company formerly known as Z-Tel (now Trinsic) purchased equipment from Integral Access last December to allow them to transition to a facility based provider via UNE-L Lines, and Integral Access’ PurePacket Multiservice platform and softswitch based architecture. Now PCS1 is doing the same.
What is different with PCS1 is that all UNE-P lines are serving small businesses and that PCS1 will be leveraging not only PurePacket's POTS/ADSL2+ BLC capabilities but also Integral Access’ OUTburst IAD's (over G.SHDSL and DS1) to serve the larger SME's.
Integral Access is aggressively pursuing UNE-P providers which are now forced to look at different business models to survive. We believe that migrating to UNE-L with a complete voice and data service bundle is a viable and attractive approach to many UNE-P providers.