Mix & Match

Posted: 011/2002 Mix & Match Necessity is Mother of Inventive Outsourced Billing Contracts By Khali Henderson While organizational preferences still weigh heavily in telecom service providers’ decisions to outsource or "insource" their billing systems, their vendors say more and more of them are evaluating the continuum of hosted and managed services with an eye toward […]


Posted: 04/2002 RESELLER CHANNEL THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UNE Resellers Draw on UNE-P in Local Service Showdown Instead of letting the Bell operating companies beat them at the local game, competitive carriers are shooting for customers by using the unbundled network element platform (UNE-P). VARTEC-LIGHTYEAR MERGER BUST BLAMED ON BANKS What went wrong […]

Soap Box – Operating in the Detariffed Environment:

Posted: 09/2001 Soap Box Operating in the Detariffed Environment: Are You Ready? By Charles H. Heleinn Charles Heleinn July 31, after nearly two decades and countless trips to the U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, the Federal Communications Commission’s wish to rid itself of the burden of processing, reviewing and warehousing reams of […]

Industry News – AMS Announces Prepaid Solution

Posted: 06/2000 AMS Announces Prepaid Solution American Management Systems Inc. (www.amsinc.com), an international business and information technology consulting firm, recently introduced INAdvance, a convergent prepaid solution for the telecommunications industry.Available as a comprehensive solution for emerging and established telecommunications firms, INAdvance uses advanced technology and a convergent design approach to improve an operator’s prepaid product […]

Enron Advances Real-Time Bandwidth Trading with SunMicrosystems Deal

Posted: 03/2000 Enron Advances Real-Time Bandwidth Trading with Sun Microsystems Deal By Khali Henderson s part of its ongoing effort to deliver real-time provisioning of network bandwidth, Enron Broadband Services Inc. (www.enron.net), a wholly owned subsidiary of Enron Corp, announced in mid-January an agreement with Sun Microsystems Inc. (www.sun.com). Under the agreement, Sun will help […]

Adds, Moves & Changes

Posted: 12/1999 Adds, Moves & Changes PointOne Telecommunications Inc., Austin, Texas, has appointed 26-year industry veteran Ron Harden chief operating officer. Harden will be responsible for the management of strategic planning, customer care, sales and marketing for PointOne’s Internet protocol (IP) communications network. Harden most recently was vice president, sales and marketing at Williams Communications […]

Trench Warfare

Posted: 11/1999 Trench Warfare How To Fight and Win in the Courtroom By Neil S. Ende Litigation. The mere mention of the word often is enough to wobble the knees of even the most experienced and hardened telecommunications executives. Even most in-house counsel dread the very thought of litigating with a major telecommunications carrier. But, […]

Business News – New Carriers Ranked Among Top 5 IXCs, FCC 1998 Statistics Show

Posted: 08/1999 New Carriers Ranked Among Top 5 IXCs, FCC 1998 Statistics Show Williams Communications Inc. and Qwest Communications Services both were listed as top-five interexchange carriers (IXCs) according to the 1998 edition of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statistics of Communications Common Carriers, released in June. Tulsa, Okla.-based Williams Communications, the long distance arm […]

Business News – WorldPort Taps C&W Chief as CEO

Posted: 07/1999 WorldPort Taps C&W Chief as CEO In yet another high-profile move, emerging carrier Worldport Communications Inc., Atlanta, is solidifying its position in the international telecommunications market with the appointment of Carl J. Grivner as its president and CEO. Grivner is the former chief executive, Western Hemisphere, including the United States, for Cable and […]

Priming Your Upside

Posted: 05/1999 Priming Your Upside –A Guide to Raising Private Debt By Bryan Mitchell and Salman Tajuddin As any telecom insider would tell you, telecommunications is a capital-intensive business. The ability to execute on a business plan is predicated not only on raising the appropriate amount of capital, but also on raising the appropriate type […]

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