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The Urge to Merge

Posted: 07/1998 The Urge to Merge By Jennifer Haney In the first five months of 1998, $614 billion worth of transactions have been announced by corporate America. Compare this figure to the record-setting $908 billion for all of 1997. Of that $614 billion,approximately $90 billion is claimed by the following telecommunications megamergers representing only a […]

Are You Overlooking Multinational Customers Because of HeavyCompetition?

Posted: 06/1998 Are You Overlooking Multinational Customers Because of Heavy Competition? If so, you may want to look again at these potentially lucrative customers. By Casey Freymuth Dead-set on repeating history, the majority of new entrants in industrialized countries are targeting long distance telecommunications users that spend anywhere from U.S. $30 per month (for residential […]

"The Check is in the Mail"

Posted: 05/1998 "The Check is in the Mail" Local Competition in New York By Andrew O. Isar Promises and reality are often miles apart. Despite the best of intentions (or lack thereof), promises have a nasty habit of not being met. When a promise is made by someone with a dubious record of keeping promises, […]

The Companies that Helped Blaze the Path to Telecom Competition AreBack for a Second Try

Posted: 03/1998 The Companies that Helped Blaze the Path to Telecom Competition Are Back for a Second Try By Paula Bernier The warriors of the early telecommunications wars have returned to the battlefield. Resurgens Communications Group Inc., Kiewit Diversified Group Inc. and Williams are back, and they’re building up new network arsenals for the next […]

FCC Denies Ameritech’s Long Distance Application, EstablishesRoad Map for Future Requests

Posted: 02/1998 FCC Denies Ameritech’s Long Distance Application, Establishes Road Map for Future Requests By Danny E. Adams On Tuesday, August 19, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) denied Ameritech’s application for in-region interLATA services authority in Michigan. In doing so, the Commission commended both Ameritech and the Michigan for being at the forefront in opening […]

Being There If You’re Not Global

Posted: 02/1998 By Kathleen Franklin The holidays are over. Thanks to El Niqo, there are freak snowstorms in Guadalajara, and, in most of the rest of North America, winter has dug its heels sharply and grimly into the landscape. On the policy front, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 is two years old, and the new […]

Niche Players Among First to Face Competition

Posted: 02/1998 By Casey Freymuth For decades critics have said that the United States doesn’t know what war means because it has never been invaded by armed forces of a foreign nation; that, with the exception of its own, brief civil war, blood has never been shed on American soil; and that, even though the […]

With Friends Like These

Posted: 02/1998 GUEST EDITORIAL With Friends Like These By Ernie Kelly, President, Telecommunications Resellers Association Imagine you are an entrepreneur involved in efforts to open up telecom markets. Your plan is to introduce advanced technological developments and innovative marketing techniques that have been effective in the United States into countries whose markets have never really […]

FCC Denies Ameritech’s Long Distance Application, EstablishesRoad Map for Future Requests

Posted: 01/1998 FCC Denies Ameritech’s Long Distance Application, Establishes Road Map for Future Requests By Danny E. Adams On Tuesday, August 19, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) denied Ameritech’s application for in-region interLATA services authority in Michigan. In doing so, the Commission commended both Ameritech and the Michigan for being at the forefront in opening […]

ATIS Discusses 500/900 Number Portability

Posted: 12/1997 ATIS Discusses 500/900 Number Portability WASHINGTON–The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) recently told the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that requiring portability of 500 and 900 number services only for services provided by local exchange carriers (LECs) is not practical. Last year the FCC asked ATIS’ Industry Numbering Committee (INC) to study the […]

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