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The 25 Most Influential People in Competitive Long Distance

Posted: 11/1997 By Bob Titsch Jr. Putting together this segment was supposed to be an entertaining diversion from the rigors of producing the largest issue ever of PHONE+. It was to be a fun, breezy exploration of the people who are shaping the competitive long distance landscape, which we define as the resale segment thriving […]

Know Your Enemy

Posted: 09/1997 Know Your Enemy The Role of Competitive Intelligence in the Telecom Industry By Steve Racz The world’s most stunningly successful companies did not arrive at their preeminent positions by reading tea leaves to understand the behavior of their competitors and the direction of their markets. Companies like Metropolitan Life, General Electric, Intel, Microsoft, […]

Industry News

Posted: 09/1997 Industry News Click on a heading to read news text… United States Telephone Association Update Executive Talent Hard To Find Access Charge Reform Order Reconsideration Petition U.S. Wholesale Long Distance Revenues Up, ATLANTIC-ACM Reports Bell Atlantic, MCI Link Frame Relay Services Teltrust Prepaid Card Services For Flying J CompTel Salutes James M. Smith […]

The Death of a Salesman

Posted: 09/1997 The Death of a Salesman Resellers Face a Critical Juncture By Bob Titsch, Jr. For years pundits have predicted their demise, and resellers continually made fools of them, but it’s resellers themselves who are doing the talking lately. Some industry insiders say the competitive market brings with it the death of a salesman-specifically […]

Put it Down to Growing Pains

Posted: 09/1997 Put it Down to Growing Pains Clients Rate Their Billers in a New Report Debera Bell-Beam The report card is in, and it’s not great. But it’s not bad, either. Among the findings, one in four telecom service providers would give their billing suppliers an average or below-average rating, according to the new […]

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 […]

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