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Telecom Heading Down TV, Radio Consolidation Path

Posted: 02/2001 Telecom Heading Down TV, Radio Consolidation Path You can see it coming, and when it does, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will look like a prophet. For years, as Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, McCain has been critical of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. His aim has been focused at radio, television and […]

Trading Desk: DS-3 Bandwidth Rates Increase 6 Percent

Posted: 11/2000 DS-3 Bandwidth Rates Increase 6 Percent The RTBX*RPI tracks the current weighted average price of coast-to-coast DS-3 pricing. The September 2000 rate of $26,100 increased $1,410 from the August 2000 rate of $24,690, an increase of 6 percent (as of Sept. 15). Current month-to-previous-month rate comparisons of specific international termination markets are illustrated […]

Telecommodities Indices – DS-3 Bandwidth Decline Again

Posted: 10/2000 DS-3 Bandwidth Decline Again n tracking the current weighted average coast-to-coast price of DS-3 bandwidth, RTBX*RPI reports the August 2000 rate of $24,690 declined 8 percent, or $2,168, from July’s rate of $26,858. The rate reduction means prices have declined on a month-to-month basis in six of the last seven months.Current month to […]

Telecommodities Indices – Bandwidth Price Remains Stable

Posted: 08/2000 Bandwidth Price Remains Stable The July 2000 price for DS-3 bandwidth, $26,858, did not change from the June price. In fact, since April, the price fluctuation has been stable, ranging from $27,265 to $26,858.The difference between the high and low during the four-month period is $407, or a price swing range of 1.5 […]

Telecommodities Indices – DS-3 Bandwidth Pricing Up 16 Percent From All-Time Low

Posted: 08/2000 DS-3 Bandwidth Pricing Up 16 Percent From All-Time Low The RTBX*RPI tracks the current weighted average price of coast-to-coast DS-3 pricing. The June 2000 price ($26,858) is 16 percent higher than the January 2000 price ($23,250). The January 2000 price was the second lowest recorded since rate tracking began in June 1998. The […]

Foreign Carriers Try to Crack the U.S. Market

Posted: 03/2000 Foreign Carriers Try to Crack the U.S. Market The United States, whose citizens like to call their country the land of opportunity, has become the land of necessity for international telecom carriers. "It has been the case for a decade or more that any carrier around the world who wants to be a […]

The Trouble with UIFN

Posted: 08/1999 The Trouble with UIFN By Liz Montalbano Not only are some of the service providers listed on the ITU website not actual providers of UIFN, information for certain companies is woefully out of date. In 1997 the International Tele-communications Union (ITU) announced what pundits hailed as the latest and greatest in international toll-free […]

Cross-Border Customer Care

Posted: 03/1999 Cross-Border Customer Care By Denise Culver When Internet protocol (IP) telephony was introduced a scant few years ago, the handful of companies that were utilizing the technology weren’t too concerned about how they would bill for the service or whether their customer service would be up to par. After all, they had just […]

With Friends Like These

Posted: 02/1998 GUEST EDITORIAL With Friends Like These By Ernie Kelly, President, Telecommunications Resellers Association Imagine you are an entrepreneur involved in efforts to open up telecom markets. Your plan is to introduce advanced technological developments and innovative marketing techniques that have been effective in the United States into countries whose markets have never really […]

Global Initiatives

Posted: 09/1997 Global Initiatives Latin America: A New Frontier for Those with Time and Energy By Jason Gursky While there still exist many profitable opportunities for carriers and resellers in the U.S. market, many are discovering that overseas markets offer larger growth rates for revenues and profits. For example, AT&T, MCI, Global One, WorldCom, ACC, […]

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