What is WireHopper?
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Frequently Asked Questions
- What will WireHopper do?
- WireHopper will allow CLECs to quickly find carriers that serve specific
geographic areas. The CLEC may choose to supplement the available ILEC
connections with those of other carriers to better serve their customers.
- How would it work?
- The CLEC can connect to potential carriers through the links on this site.
From that point, the CLEC and carrier can negotiate the level and duration of
support. For example, if a CLEC needs to connect a client quickly,
they can use this web site to locate carriers with existing lines in
the area. Then, they can contact the carrier to determine if the
other carrier can support them until the ILEC lines are up.
- Why should CLECs use other carriers?
- A CLEC that can offer a customer full service, quickly, has a distinct and
significant advantage over its competitors. These services may be marketed as
premium or optional services, available for customers that are willing to pay
for them. The same is true for survivable links. Offering survivable
links to customers, allowing them to maintain mission critical communications
through your company is an innovative and important advantage.
- Why should carriers support other CLECs?
- Most carriers have unused bandwidth. That's a perishable asset, this is
an innovative way to profit from it.
- What markets gain the most from 'WireHopping'?
- Areas of rapid growth, where the ILEC must install new connections between
the CO and customer sites are well served by wireless carriers. Metropolitan
markets often have a wide variety of carriers and media, allowing CLECs to choose
from several carriers.
- What do companies on this site do?
- The companies listed on this site serve customers directly in the areas
indicated, using their own equipment, not the ILEC's. They may be able to carry
additional traffic, depending on their connections, equipment, and available
- What are the key considerations?
- The customer's facility must be examined, wireless applications often use
rooftop antennas, wireline connections are often at street level. The carrier's
installation fees will represent a larger proportion of their revenue in these
situations, as support may be for a limited duration. The cost and availability of
equipment must be considered. Finally, the cost of a dual installation and
reconfiguration should be evaluated.
- Who pays for this?
- Right now, it's free! For everyone!
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Updated: 4 April 2009.
Wirehopper is a powerful telecommunications resource site. It has a directory of most major U.S. facilities-based carriers, a geographic search
feature that allows you to search for carriers that serve specific areas. There is a network builder that can be used to create
a network connecting many areas, listing the carriers that connect each area, a carrier/connection matrix, and carrier statistics
that indicate the carriers that serve the most areas in the network. There is also a telecom traffic calculator that includes
Erlang B and C, EngSet, Poisson, and Binomial functions. A forum, glossary, related links, and FAQ page are provided.
This is a free site, any facilities-based carrier can be listed, please contact the webmaster for details.
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