Lucent Annouces Realignment of Core Businesses

Posted: 01/2000 Lucent Annouces Realignment of Core Businesses Lucent Technologies Inc. ( has announced a consolidation of its core businesses into four divisions in an effort to better leverage opportunities in the marketplace. The businesses, which will operate under one brand and be supported by Bell Labs’ technology, are: Service Provider Networks, Enterprise Networks, NetCare […]

Business News – IMTC iNOW! Activity Group Formed

Posted: 08/1999 IMTC iNOW! Activity Group Formed he International Multimedia Teleconferencing Consortium (IMTC) has formed an activity group that will focus on enhancing and furthering real-world interoperability enabled by the iNOW! Profile. The iNOW!, or interoperability NOW, Profile is an interoperability agreement developed by key vendors and operators in the industry to provide gateway-to-gateway and […]

Business News – Qwest, Global Crossing in Battle of Wits, Wallets Over Frontier, US WEST

Posted: 08/1999 Qwest, Global Crossing in Battle of Wits, Wallets Over Frontier, US WEST By Liz Montalbano As if summer wasn’t hot enough, Denver-based Qwest Communications International Inc. heated up the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) pool by challenging Hamilton, Bermuda-based Global Crossing Ltd.’s proposed mergers with Denver-based US WEST Inc. and Rochester, N.Y.-based Frontier Corp. […]

Telecommodities Indices

Posted: 07/1999 TeleCommodities Indices Turns Forward-Looking Beginning in next month’s issue of PHONE+, RateXchange will publish new TeleCommodities Indices reflecting temporal (current and future) and geographically specific indicators, including: * The Real-Time Bandwidth Exchange*Revealed Price Index (RTBX*RPI), which reveals current market rates for wholesale public switched telephone network (PSTN) minutes; and * The RTBX*Revealed Forward […]

Understand Churn or Die

Posted: 12/1997 Understand Churn or Die Long distance industry veterans know customer churn is high, especially for the largest carriers. But other industry segments struggle with high churn as well, especially those that are competitive. Cable television historically has had annual churn in the 30 to 35 percent range, while U.S. wireless carriers see 30 […]

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