What Went Awry?

Posted: 01/1998 By Charles C. Hunter Somewhere access charge reform went terribly awry, particularly in the manner it impacts small- to mid-sized interexchange carriers (IXCs). Expectations were great when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) initiated a rulemaking proceeding to address what the agency characterized as the third leg of its competitive trilogy–the other two legs […]

Local Number Portability

Posted: 01/1998 By Debera Bell-Beam Phased implementation of local number portability (LNP), a Congressional mandate to be carried out by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has begun with the first drop-dead date of March 31 for wireline local exchange carriers (LECs) that serve seven major cities. Initial deployment, broken into five phases, will target the […]

Integrating Risk Management to AchieveProfitable Growth

Posted: 12/1997 Integrating Risk Management to Achieve Profitable Growth By David Nestler You are a CEO or marketing director about to present your growth strategy to your board of directors. Your company is set to invest millions of dollars on new product development and marketing. How can you ensure the money will be invested to […]

Put it Down to Growing Pains

Posted: 09/1997 Put it Down to Growing Pains Clients Rate Their Billers in a New Report Debera Bell-Beam The report card is in, and it’s not great. But it’s not bad, either. Among the findings, one in four telecom service providers would give their billing suppliers an average or below-average rating, according to the new […]

Taking It to the Net

Posted: 09/1997 Taking It to the Net By Gary Kim Until recently, long distance companies might have paid little attention to Internet protocol (IP) and the impact it has on worldwide long distance networks and revenues. All that changed with the Internet. But two other related developments Intranets and Extranets are poised to have an […]

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