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Information Overload

Posted: 06/1998 Information Overload I got an interesting call today from a businessman seeking information on telecommunications services. He started out talking about a limited-time offer being pitched by his service provider, and asked whether he should sign up. Then, he got on the topic of long distance resellers and the telecommunications market at large. […]

Pushing the Billing Envelope…Aside

Posted: 04/1998 Pushing the Billing Envelope…Aside Internet Invoicing Has Telecom Companies Reconsidering the Paper Chase By Khali Henderson As if Tel-Save’s high-profile, exclusive 9-cent long distance offering through America Online wasn’t enough to compete with, the company is giving its residential and small business converts something they probably never had: an interactive bill, accessible 24 […]

Elcotel Readies for New Millennium

Posted: 04/1998 Elcotel Readies for New Millennium By Bob Titsch JR. With revenues plummeting and its stock hovering around 13 cents a share, Elcotel Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTL) was in considerable financial distress in 1991. The business was burdened with debt, struggling to keep the support of suppliers and lendors, and in default to its major creditors. […]

The Questions

Posted: 03/1998 By Larry Leikin The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), in an attempt to solve the problem of slamming, has ordered that every interexchange carrier (IXC), competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) and incumbent LEC (ILEC) respond to a 21-question survey of verification procedures and primary interexchange carrier (PIC) dispute experience. All carriers certified in […]

A Bill with a View

Posted: 02/1998 A Bill with a View d.b.Express-A-Bill Makes Record Analysis Easy on the Eyes By Charlene O’Hanlon Bohemia, N.Y.-based Computer Concepts Corp. has come up with a novel idea for telecom analysis and reporting: make it easy. d.b.Express-A-Bill, a reporting and billing analysis software program designed for the telecom industry, can help make short […]

A Bill with a View

Posted: 01/1998 A Bill with a View d.b.Express-A-Bill Makes Record Analysis Easy on the Eyes By Charlene O’Hanlon Bohemia, N.Y.-based Computer Concepts Corp. has come up with a novel idea for telecom analysis and reporting: make it easy. d.b.Express-A-Bill, a reporting and billing analysis software program designed for the telecom industry, can help make short […]

MCI: More Changes Imminent

Posted: 12/1997 MCI: More Changes Imminent WASHINGTON–Those holding their breath to see what the second largest long distance provider would do with three attractive buy offers on the table can now exhale. Unanimous approval by both MCI and WorldCom boards of directors and public announcement have taken WorldCom, Jackson, Miss., and MCI, Washington– "the most […]

Agent Channel

Posted: 12/1997   Agent Channel A No-Brainer By Gary Kim Want to bet on a sure thing? Bet that the agent channel will continue to grow in importance as the entire telecommunications business gets more competitive. Keep the emphasis on channel. Just as supermarkets are a channel for a wide variety of products sold to […]

A Bill with a View

Posted: 11/1997 A Bill with a View d.b.Express-A-Bill Makes Record Analysis Easy on the Eyes By Charlene O’Hanlon Bohemia, N.Y.-based Computer Concepts Corp. has come up with a novel idea for telecom analysis and reporting: make it easy. d.b.Express-A-Bill, a reporting and billing analysis software program designed for the telecom industry, can help make short […]

Major Carriers Ready as Internet Telephony Prepares to Soar

Posted: 10/1997 Major Carriers Ready as Internet Telephony Prepares to Soar By Gary Kim Only a small portion of today’s $71.2 billion of domestic U.S. long distance phone calls are made using Internet Protocol (IP) software. Quality and ease of use are clear problems, so far. So most observers don’t think IP-based telephony will be […]

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