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If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

Posted: 06/2000 If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It Is it simply election-year politics, or is the Telecommunications Act of 1996 broken?For some, like Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the Telecom Act never has lived up to its promise of encouraging competition. He points to the continuous parade of mergers, buyouts and acquisitions as proof the […]

Business News – AT&T Group’s Marriage to Net2Phone Shows Industry Strength

Posted: 05/2000 AT&T Group’s Marriage to Net2Phone Shows Industry Strength By Stacy Lane Linkmeyer marriage of “old” companies with large customer bases and revenues with a “new” firm that boasts cool technologies makes perfect sense in the constantly evolving telecommunications industry.In late March, an AT&T-led (www.att.com), consortium, comprising global partner British Telecommunications plc (www.bt.com) and […]

Internet, Old Media Marriage Rattles Wall Street

Posted: 03/2000 Internet, Old Media Marriage Rattles Wall Street The buzz at the end of our trading session was the proposed merger between America Online Inc. (AOL) (www.aol.com) and Time Warner Inc. (www.timewarner.com). After the initial elation, shares for both stocks were pummeled as investors worried about the two companies’ abilities to weave their lives […]

No Spectrum, No Deal: Court Puts NextWave Future InDoubt

Posted: 02/2000 No Spectrum, No Deal: Court Puts NextWave Future In Doubt By Ken Branson What had appeared originally as a boost for financially strapped NextWave Telecom Inc. (www.nextwavetel.com) has turned into a bust. NextWave Telecom’s problems began after it paid too much for 30 MHz spectrum. The price tag led the company to seek […]

Meshing Voice and Data at the ‘NewEdge’

Posted: 01/2000 Meshing Voice and Data at the ‘New Edge’ Toward Seamless Multiservice Networks By Richard Connaughton The first humanoid who picked up a rock and used it as a tool hardly could have imagined how this simple act ultimately would lead to the tools we take for granted today, from the laptop PC to […]

IP Call Control Still Under Construction

Posted: 10/1999 IP Call Control Still Under Construction By Charlotte Wolter Building the standards for call control in IP networks is an ongoing process, though the effort has reached an important milestone with H.248 Large-scale deployments of Internet protocol (IP) telephone networks still have failed to materialize, despite several years of feverish interest and investigation […]

Move Over, TV

Posted: 10/1998 Move Over, TV Internet Captures Imagination, Dollars of Telecom Industry Marketers By Jennifer Knapp Advertising on Internet is fast becoming a common strategy for companies in many industries, and, according to one study, telecommunications’ heavy-hitters are leading the way. Unlike television, with its massive appeal and commensurate cost, experts say the Internet is […]

Sprint, the Media and the Truth about Customer Satisfaction

Posted: 09/1998 Sprint, the Media and the Truth about Customer Satisfaction By Casey Freymuth For the fourth consecutive year, Sprint Communications Co. has topped the industry in J.D. Power and Associates’ 1998 Residential Long Distance Telephone Customer Satisfaction Study (see page 19) among high-volume users spending more than $50 per month. Undoubtedly, major newspapers nationwide […]

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