Business News – TRA Elects 3 to Board

Posted: 07/1999 TRA Elects 3 to Board In a heated race, 11 nominees, including two incumbents, vied for three open seats on the Telecommunications Resellers Association’s (TRA’s) board of directors. Voting company members made their selections during the annual membership meeting at TRA Spring 1999 Conference & Exhibition, and new board members were announced immediately […]

Broadband Battle Moves to Hill

Posted: 07/1999 Broadband Battle Moves to Hill By Kim Sunderland Both houses of Congress are poised to consider proposed legislation that attempts to tackle the thorny issue of broadband, which seems possessed by few and desired by the masses. Broadband is transmission equipment with a greater bandwidth than a voice-grade line that enables it to […]

It’s Not Just Technology

Posted: 06/1999 It’s Not Just Technology Of MCI WorldCom Inc.’s total cost to deliver one minute of voice service, only 6 percent is transport and switching; nearly twice that (11 percent) is attributable to billing and operations support systems (OSSs). This revelation, made by Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer John Sidgmore, speaking before a […]

Business News – STAR To Spin Off European Operations

Posted: 06/1999 STAR To Spin Off European Operations By Khali Henderson STAR Telecommunications Inc., Santa Barbara, Calif., has announced it will be spinning off and consolidating its European operations under a wholly owned subsidiary called Apollo Communications. The move is designed to better leverage the value of the European asset by separating it from its […]

Business News

Posted: 05/1999 Global Crossing Comes Ashore, Snatches Frontier in Integrated Services Play By Ken Branson Most telecommunications companies start out on dry land. Eventually, they get to the water’s edge and have to get across the pond somehow. As often as not, they buy capacity on a transoceanic cable owned and operated by Global Crossing […]


Posted: 12/1998 Score! For Network Plus, Telecom is No Spectator Sport By Ken Branson It was the risk and reward, Rob Hale Jr. says, that got him started. He was 23 and a year out of Connecticut College, working in sales for the former MCI Communications Co. It was a good job and he was […]

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