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Phone Plus Prepaid: The Little Industry That Could

Posted: 12/2002 The Little Industry That Could By Dr. Judy Reed Smith THE GOOD NEWS IS THE PREPAID CARD INDUSTRY keeps chugging along and can continue to expect growth well beyond that of most long-distance product lines (see graph on page 45). The bad news is that the product is maturing, and growth expected in […]

Trading Desk – Metro Connectivity Advances Bode Well for Trading

Posted: 09/2001 Trading Desk Metro Connectivity Advances Bode Well for Trading By Tara Seals Metropolitan-area interconnection is beginning to exhibit signs of life. This is good news for capacity trading, which depends on metro connectivity to achieve its potential. But the market has a ways to go.Industry players acknowledge that bringing buyers and sellers together […]

Safe Haven for Crapshooters

Posted: 05/2001 Safe Haven for Crapshooters For anyone looking for signs of better times ahead in the telecommunications business, last month’s AgENt show in Las Vegas was a good place to be. That’s really saying something, considering the fact that a more likely expectation would have been that this event, like so many others in […]

Trading Desk – Compensation Remains Master Agreement’s Detour

Posted: 04/2001 Trading Desk Compensation Remains Master Agreement’s Detour By Bruce Christian Compensation, and who should pay it if QoS standards are not met, remains the major roadblock in the telecom industry’s acceptance of a proposed master trading agreement for buyers and sellers of bandwidth. The master trading agreement draft was posted in December on […]

Trading Desk – What Exactly is Bandwidth Trading? And Who Are the Players?

Posted: 03/2001 Trading Desk What Exactly is Bandwidth Trading? And Who Are the Players? Bandwidth Trading is essentially a component of risk management. But not all companies will choose to trade bandwidth for the same reasons. Telecommunications companies initially look to selling bandwidth where they have assets, or to buy bandwidth to either augment their […]

Not Necessarily News

Posted: 07/2000 Overheard … … at the Association of Communications Enterprises (www.ascent.org) Spring Conference & Exhibition, May 9, in Philadelphia …“Communications is a major aid to civilizing the world–a point we haven’t reached yet.”–Media icon Walter Cronkite delivering the keynote address Move Over WWF … Wrestling is going online–Web Word Wrestling that is. Introduced by […]

The Big Picture of Bell Long Distance Entry

Posted: 08/1999 The Big Picture of Bell Long Distance Entry By Kim Sunderland The Bell companies’ plans to get into the long distance marketplace don’t include just in-region provision, according to analysts with the Strategis Group, Washington, who say the Bells will hook up with interexchange carriers (IXCs) to help build their one-stop shops. "The […]

PLAYERS

PLAYERS DATE TRANSACTION STATUS SBC Communications Inc., Southern New England Telecommunications Corp. (SNET) Jan. 5 Merger agreement valued at $4.4 billion. Completed as of Oct 15. ICG Netcom, C3 Communications Inc. Oct.8 ICG Netcom will purchase 100 percent of C3’s interests in ChoiceCom. Expected to close in 1999, pending regulatory approvals. UniDial Communications Inc., Metracom […]

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 […]

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