Is There a Future in Forward and Derivatives Bandwidth Trading?

Posted: 09/1999 Is There a Future in Forward and Derivatives Bandwidth Trading? By Khali Henderson The commoditization of bandwidth as a concept is not new. It is at the core of debate about the future supply and demand for global communications, and also of the business plans of numerous web-based matchmaking services for bandwidth buyers […]

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 […]

IP Puts New Spin on Fax

Posted: 06/1999 IP Puts New Spin on Fax By Brandy Pfalmer Even with the introduction of e-mail and its fast acceptance into the marketplace, faxing continues to be the most widely accepted mechanism for transporting information, making up a large part of a company’s phone bill. In fact, a study by the Gallup Organization for […]

Agreeing to Agree

Posted: 06/1998 Agreeing to Agree Interoperability Moves Forward in the Smart Card Marketplace By Jennifer Knapp The Global Chip Card Alliance (GCA) recently signed on 10 new member companies, including Citicorp, the parent company of Citibank; Siemens AG; Schlumberger Smart Cards and Terminals, a business unit of Schlumberger Ltd.; VeriFone Inc.; Mondex USA; and Protel […]

Standing Out in a Crowd

Posted: 02/1998 Standing Out in a Crowd The long distance market is a pretty crowded place. And with the entry of new satellite concerns, Internet telephony providers, resellers of all stripes, and–perhaps sooner than we all expected–the former Bell companies, it’s only going to get worse. On the up side, it’s the little guys that […]

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