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Business News – Qwest Makes Play for US WEST, Frontier

Posted: 07/1999 Qwest Makes Play for US WEST, Frontier By Liz Montalbano In what could prove to be the shot that fires off this summer’s down-and-dirtiest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) wrestling match, Denver-based Qwest Communications International Inc. has made an offer to acquire both Denver-based regional Bell operating company (RBOC) US WEST Inc. and Rochester, […]

Is Local Resale a Sinking Ship?

Posted: 05/1999 Is Local Resale a Sinking Ship? Voyagers Prefer Facilities; Hope Floats in UNE-P By Ken Branson Illustration by Ben Folkertsma It looked like a plan in 1996 when Congress passed the Telecommunications Act: The incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) had networks, but couldn’t sell beer on a troopship; competitive companies–brand-new–had no networks, but […]

From Apron Strings to Purse Strings – Gen-Xer Tapped by Frontier to Invest $100 Million in Startups

Posted: 05/1999 From Apron Strings to Purse Strings Gen-Xer Tapped by Frontier to Invest $100 Million in Startups By Ken Branson Vital Signs Name: Jonathan Heiliger Title: Senior Vice President, Frontier Internet Ventures Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif. www.frontierventures.com Age: 22 Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif. Education: High School Assignment: Find businesses (or ideas for businesses) that fit […]

If You Can’t Build It, Buy It … Or Borrow It

Posted: 04/1999 If You Can’t Build It, Buy It … Or Borrow It By Ken Branson ‘We just want the damn network’ and other telco Internet entry strategies. What is a telecommunications service provider to do about the Internet? Some are buying Internet service providers (ISPs) or courting them as customers. All are struggling to […]

Wholesalers Give Resellers ‘Backstage Passes’

Posted: 04/1999 Wholesalers Give Resellers ‘Backstage Passes’ By Khali Henderson Forget front-row seats. Wholesale carriers are giving resellers increasing "behind-the-scenes" access to their operational support systems (OSSs) via the World Wide Web. While underlying carriers have long interfaced with their resale customers electronically to process batch orders and deliver call detail records (CDRs), their newer, […]

Calling Card Management the Cyber Way

Posted: 04/1999 Calling Card Management the Cyber Way By Jennifer Knapp Postpaid calling card providers have begun using online capabilities to streamline business functions such as product management, customer service and billing, while realizing increased profit margins at the same time. Through cybermanagement, carriers, their resale customers and end users now are able to view […]

Lucent Buys Answer Nortel/Bay, Cisco Challenges

Posted: 03/1999 Lucent Buys Answer Nortel/Bay, Cisco Challenges By Ken Branson When Lucent Technologies Inc., Murray Hill, N.J., announced it would buy Ascend Communications Inc., Alameda, Calif., and Kenan Systems Corp., Cambridge, Mass., it seemed to be sliding toward a packet-switched future in which operations support systems (OSSs) and billing and customer care systems would […]

Frontier Reinventing Itself … Again

Posted: 11/1998 Frontier Reinventing Itself … Again By Ken Branson "We’re a 100-year-old telecommunications company celebrating its first anniversary," says Joesph P. Clayton, the new president and CEO of Rochester, N.Y.-based Frontier Corp. Frontier, which sprang from the venerable Rochester Telephone Company, is in the midst of a transition, which began roughly at the time […]

Fiber Buildout Boom Continues

Posted: 09/1998 Fiber Buildout Boom Continues By Peter Meade Think "real estate" is the tip for the slew of long distance carriers that have made recent announcements about buildouts of their fiber optic networks. Image: Frontier "Optronics" Network Completion Schedule The market for building fiber networks has a lot of parallels with the real estate […]

AT&T-BT Venture Adopts Carriers’ Carrier Strategy

Posted: 09/1998 AT&T-BT Venture Adopts Carriers’ Carrier Strategy By Khali Henderson As part of their global venture, AT&T Corp. and British Telecommunications PLC (BT) have announced plans to become "the industry’s pre-eminent ‘carriers’ carrier,’ providing wholesale transborder services to telecommunications companies and Internet service providers (ISPs) around the world. Despite AT&T’s poor reputation among domestic […]

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