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Coalition Submits Proposal to Fix Intercarrier Compensation Regime

The telecommunications industry has begun outlining proposals to fix the controversial, complex, and what many call antiquated, system governing how phone companies pay one another to complete calls. Within the past week, a coalition announced a proposal to replace a smorgasbord of fee structures with a single cost-based rate. All telecom providers would pay the […]

Round Table

…ON FCC CHAIRMAN MICHAEL POWELLS CALL FOR LOCAL PHONE COMPANIES TO NEGOTIATE WHOLESALE PHONE RATES WITH THE REGIONAL BELLS FOR A 30-DAY PERIOD. POWELL ANNOUNCED THE PROPOSAL AFTER A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT STRUCK DOWN AN FCC ORDER DESIGNATING THE STATES TO SET UNBUNDLING RULES. “We agree the time is ripe for the industry to strike […]

Competitors Criticize Powell’s Proposal

The competitive local phone industry is irate. FCC Chairman Michael Powell has proposed that local phone companies enter 30 days of talks with the regional Bells to negotiate wholesale rates following a federal court decision that marked a victory for BellSouth Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc. AT&T Corp. was among scores of phone companies to […]

Powell’s Proposal Criticized By Competitors

The competitive local phone industry is irate. FCC Chairman Michael Powell has proposed local phone companies enter 30 days of talks with the regional Bells to negotiate wholesale rates following a federal court decision that marked a victory for the likes of BellSouth Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc. AT&T Corp. was among scores of phone […]

TAG: It is All in the Audit

Posted: 9/2003 It is All in the Audit How to Win at Competitive Bids By Missy Mastel We all agree there are few new customers for phone service. About 99 percent of the time, you are competing against incumbent carriers when you look to sell new business. So how do you let prospects know you […]

No UNE-P Draft Circulating at FCC, Says Source

There is no draft proposal “circulating” at the Federal Communications Commission that would phase out local telephone resale regulations governing the unbundled network element – platform (UNE-P) over two years, a source close to the matter said Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that an FCC draft proposes a two-year transition period before rivals […]

NOT NECESSARILY NEWS

Posted: 1/2003 Overheard… "We are not looking for a free ride. We are just trying to figure out how to compete." –Gabe Battista, chairman and CEO of Talk America Inc., referencing a proposal filed Nov. 6 with the Federal Communications Commission by 10 local phone companies offering what may be the first formal compromise over […]

Phone Companies Offer FCC Compromise on UNE War

Ten local phone companies have filed a proposal with the Federal Communications Commission offering what may be the first formal compromise over one of the most poignant telecommunications debates of the year. Under a proposal filed with the FCC Nov. 6, local phone companies would be required to buy their own switches rather than leasing […]

Sales seminar: How to Avoid Being the Designated Loser

Posted: 10/2002 SALES SEMINAR How to Avoid Being the Designated Loser Wayne M. Thomas, D.B.A EARLIER THIS YEAR there was a big hullabaloo about whether David Letterman would leave CBS for ABC. Millions of dollars were at stake for both networks. By becoming the center of a bidding war, Letterman gained leverage to play the […]

Phone Plus Prepaid: industry news

Posted: 09/2002 industry news GPA Reorganizes Management Team By Tara Seals Global Prepaid Alliance Inc. CEO Lenn Brown became chairman of the board at the International Prepaid Communications Association (IPCA) and two of GPA’s executives — John Gill, president, and Eddie Pena, regional vice president of sales — have left the company. In May, the […]

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