regulatory

 

Managing Carrier-to-Carrier Costs

Posted: 07/1999 Managing Carrier-to-Carrier Costs By Faye F. Henris Carrier-to-carrier charges, commonly referred to as telco charges, include access, reciprocal compensation, collocation, unbundled network elements (UNEs) and other interconnection fees. This constitutes the largest operating expense faced by telecommunications providers. In fact, a typical telecommunications provider will spend 45 percent to 55 percent of its […]

Regulatory News – National UNEs List Still Critical, TRA Says

Posted: 07/1999 National UNEs List Still Critical, TRA Says By Kim Sunderland A minimum list of unbundled network elements (UNEs) that incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) must offer to competitors should be maintained, according to the Telecommunications Resellers Association (TRA), Washington. In comments filed this week with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), TRA says that […]

Regulatory News – Bell Companies Ride High on Competitive Surf

Posted: 06/1999 Bell Companies Ride High on Competitive Surf By Kim Sunderland Whether it’s an application for the provision of in-region long distance service or a petition to merge with another incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC), the Bell companies are moving closer to obtaining approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on both counts. It’s […]

Qwest Throws Down Services Gauntlet with Microsoft Deal

Posted: 02/1999 Qwest Throws Down Services Gauntlet with Microsoft Deal By Peter Lambert New-generation backbone carrier Qwest Communications International Inc., Denver, won’t remain content as a long distance pipe seller for long, now that it’s powered by Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft Corp.’s technology and services. Qwest’s new business services unit will attempt to couple far-reaching packet […]

TMCI WorldCom’s On-net Pressures Competitors, Regulatory Framework

Posted: 11/1998 TMCI WorldCom’s On-net Pressures Competitors, Regulatory Framework By Ken Branson and Khali Henderson Two weeks after completing its merger, the pairing of MCI Communications Corp. and WorldCom Inc. launched its On-net global end-to-end network product–a move that analysts say all at once proves the synergies of its pairing and intensifies pressure on its […]

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 […]

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