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FCC Planning Wholesale Rate Freeze

The FCC is planning to freeze for six months the wholesale phone rates telecommunications companies such as Talk America and MCI pay to BellSouth Corp., Qwest Communications International Inc., SBC Communications Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. charge for access to their local networks after a federal appeals court rejected contentious rules the commission released last […]

Final ASCENT Show Spurs New Optimism

Posted: 1/2004 Click on the arrows to go forward or backwards. Pardners in the telecom industry came together in Dallas for the final conference and expo under the ASCENT banner. The association, which represents small and midsize carriers including resellers, merged with the Competitive Telecommunications Association (CompTel) in mid-September. Participants in the 2003 Fall Conference […]

Prepaid VoIP: The Final FrontierPrepaid VoIP: The Final Frontier

Posted: 11/2000 Prepaid VoIP: The Final Frontier Enhanced Services Bring Prepaid into the Future By Tara Seals Prepaid providers have been chugging along in their earthbound, PSTN-switched way since calling cards emerged in the early 1990s. But things appear ready to change. In the last year, VoIP technology has appeared in the market. The result […]

Trading Desk: Master Trading Contract Nears Completion

Posted: 10/2000 Master Trading Contract Nears Completion By Khali Henderson After months of deliberation, a master agreement for trading bandwidth among carriers is nearing the final stages of construction. Only one point–how to measure liquidated damages for non-performance–remains undecided, says H. Russell Frisby Jr., president of the Competitive Telecommunications Association (CompTel, www.comptel.org), the carrier organization […]

The Final Chapter

Posted: 03/1998 By Dan Baldwin The Final Chapter In the November issue of PHONE+ we began a three-part series on what you can do when one of the Big Three beats your price in a deal you thought you had closed. This month’s column is the final chapter, and the information comes from an actual […]

The OSS Obligation

Posted: 02/1998 The OSS Obligation Do Operational Support Systems Represent the Final Hurdle to the InterLATA Market? By Andrew O. Isar A look at a recent proposed Illinois order reveals just how close Ameritech may be to fulfilling its operational support systems (OSS) requirements–at least in the opinion of an Illinois Commission hearing examiner–while pointing […]

The OSS Obligation

Posted: 01/1998 The OSS Obligation Do Operational Support Systems Represent the Final Hurdle to the InterLATA Market? By Andrew O. Isar A look at a recent proposed Illinois order reveals just how close Ameritech may be to fulfilling its operational support systems (OSS) requirements–at least in the opinion of an Illinois Commission hearing examiner–while pointing […]

The OSS Obligation

Posted: 11/1997   The OSS Obligation Do Operational Support Systems Represent the Final Hurdle to the InterLATA Market? By Andrew O. Isar A look at a recent proposed Illinois order reveals just how close Ameritech may be to fulfilling its operational support systems (OSS) requirements–at least in the opinion of an Illinois Commission hearing examiner–while […]

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