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Why Not?

Posted: 11/1997 Why Not? Call me a dreamer, but I’m stilling waiting for some crazy all-distance carrier to take advantage of network architecture–not just new technology–and change the way things are done in the public network space. Here’s an example. I routinely am told by the smart guys in the switching world that today’s state-of-the-art […]

People On The Move

Posted: 11/1997 People On The Move ICT Group Inc. appointed Susan Bettenhausen Vice President of Telecom-munications Industry Services. In this position, Bettenhausen will be responsible for the strategic management and business development of all customer care and call center teleservices applications specialized for the telecommunications industry. Andrew Maunder, president and CEO of Axiom Inc., has […]

People on the Move

Posted: 10/1997 People on the Move UniDial Communications announced that Roy Wilkens has been elected to its board of directors. Wilkens joined the The Williams Companies in 1977 where he most recently served as president and CEO of WorldCom. James Smith, former president of the Competitive Telecommunications Association (CompTel), has joined Dallas-based Excel Communications as […]

FCC Denies Ameritech’s Long Distance Application, EstablishesRoad Map for Future Requests

Posted: 10/1997 FCC Denies Ameritech’s Long Distance Application, Establishes Road Map for Future Requests By Danny E. Adams On Tuesday, August 19, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) denied Ameritech’s application for in-region interLATA services authority in Michigan. In doing so, the Commission commended both Ameritech and the Michigan for being at the forefront in opening […]

Interlopers?

Posted: 10/1997 Interlopers? Shifting technological paradigms can be quite hazardous. Steam engines replacing sails, transistors usurping vacuum tubes and the development of the integrated circuit and microprocessor are examples of paradigm shifts that destroyed whole industries and replaced them. Needless to say, industry-leading companies rarely survive such shifts. It isn’t clear yet whether client-server architecture […]

Debit Cards

Posted: 09/1997 Debit Cards FSU’s Smart Card Platform: Students Have More Options than Ever By Jennifer Knapp Many in the telephony industry will remember the standard college identification of the last decade. Although most were fitted with bar codes and magnetic stripes, the cards’ capacities were not marketed as service oriented. Most were used for […]

The Letter

Posted: 09/1997 The Letter AT&T Commits to IP Voice Though our words in this space have come as small comfort to many in the resale community, we have continued to argue that sweeping changes in the long distance business are headed our way. Among the challenges and opportunities we have discussed is the use of […]

Guest Editorial: Who’s in Charge Here?

Posted: 09/1997 Guest Editorial: Who’s in Charge Here? The debate surrounding the ongoing delay in opening local telecommunications markets to competition is beginning to intensify. Here’s the latest: Fact one: Frustration over the slower-than-expected pace for the roll-out of local service competition has caused Federal Communications Commission Chair Reed Hundt to announce plans to appoint […]

Endeavors

Posted: 09/1997 Endeavors Walking in the Shadows of Giants, a Small Business Takes Big Steps By Peter Meade The entrepreneurial spirit, aggressive marketing savvy and bottom-line sensibility behind Genesis Communications International Inc.’s humble beginnings lie with Derek Gietzen and his wife, Thalia. They put everything they had on the line and used a differentiating system-to-system […]

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