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Resale Channel: Bandwidth Markets Take Off

Posted: 02/2000 Bandwidth Markets Take Off BY KHALI HENDERSON As they said goodbye to the millennium, many carriers formally would greet a new era of commodity bandwidth trading. In December, the first forward contracts were traded, routes were cataloged, pooling points were deployed and traders organized. In a high profile if not significant move, Enron […]

Telcos Find Home in ASP World

Posted: 11/1999 Telcos Find Home in ASP World By Michael Mitsock In a nutshell, ASP is a rental or pay-per-use model for software applications aimed at consumers and, more importantly, at the burgeoning and barely tapped market of small to medium-sized businesses. What began as a fairly low murmur last May when the ASP Industry […]

New Payphone Economics – A Thoeretical Model

Posted: 04/1999 New Payphone Economics A Theoretical Model By John S. Bain As with so many industries, the twin forces of technology and political mandate are hard at work in the payphone service provider (PSP) industry, enabling a slow but sure return to profitability. In particular, the competitive entrants, the independent payphone providers (IPPs), will […]

All-You-Can-Eat Long Distance

Posted: 01/1999 All-You-Can-Eat Long Distance By Jennifer Knapp William Ervine, President of San Diego-based USA Talks.com, said it best after his company was nominated in November 1998 as a finalist for the "Most Innovative New Product" Award from Connect, the University of California, San Diego Program in Technology and Entrepreneurship: "We are confident our long […]

Putting the Brakes on Churn

Posted: 01/1999 Putting the Brakes on Churn By John Andrews If you run a growing telecommunications company, imagine 10 of your most valued subscribers sitting in your office. Then picture four of those customers standing up, slamming the door and walking away from your company forever. Not a pretty thought. But with churn rates now […]

Where’s Value Heading?

Posted: 01/1999 Where’s Value Heading? By John T. Mulqueen Summarizing the multibillion-dollar communications venture capital (VC) industry is like asking a blind man to describe an elephant. The beast is too big and has too many unique appendices to be depicted easily. Besides, it is moving all the time. Still, one piece of the giant […]

All-You-Can-Eat Long Distance

Posted: 12/1998 All-You-Can-Eat Long Distance By Jennifer Knapp William Ervine, President of San Diego-based USA Talks.com, said it best after his company was nominated in November 1998 as a finalist for the "Most Innovative New Product" Award from Connect, the University of California, San Diego Program in Technology and Entrepreneurship: "We are confident our long […]

From Inside-Out: A Different Perspective on Customer Service

Posted: 11/1998 From Inside-Out: A Different Perspective on Customer Service By Spencer Perry MIS and engineering leaders are probably the champions of TMN in most enterprises … if any champions exist at all. The financial, marketing and executive leadership needs to understand and support TMN deployment to make it happen and ultimately derive the competitive […]

Calling the Free Way

Posted: 09/1998 Advertising the FreeWay Will sponsored communications succeed in the telecom industry? By Jennifer Knapp As the telecom industry scratches its head in wonder, the creators of FreeWay, the service that offers free long distance minutes to consumers for listening to commercials on the line, continue to sign new advertisers, including marquee names such […]

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