Not Necessarily News

Posted: 02/2001 Overheard … … during an interview with PHONE+ … "I think there’s going to be a huge amount of business to go around [this year], and that’s the good news. The swift and the courageous and the efficient will be very, very big companies, and people associated with them will be among the […]


Posted: 01/2001 IN BOX More DSL Research Would Have Helped In the interest of journalism, I think you ought to know that while the direction of the above article [Twisting Pairs: Getting the Kinks Out of Video Over DSL, Nov. Phone+] is very much on target, i.e., DSL is already a viable transport for delivering […]

Trading Desk: News Briefs

Posted: 12/2000 News Briefs * Commodity buyers will use e-marketplaces increasingly to control raw materials’, according to a new Forrester Research Inc. ( report, "Reining in Commodity Costs." Research analysts say that while most commodity marketplaces can’t muster the volume required to create Nasdaq-style exchanges, the information flowing from them empowers purchasers to lower supply […]

E-Channel: Internet Spawns an Alternative Telecom Channel

Posted: 10/2000 Internet Spawns an Alternative Telecom Channel By Bruce Christian Point. Click. Reach a new marketplace. All those promises from telecom executives of new “e-commerce strategies” are coming to fruition, and a new, alternative channel for distributing products and services has been born on the Internet.“When we introduced our site in January of last […]

Seeking Telecom’s Masterminds

Posted: 09/2000 Seeking Telecom’s Masterminds Who’s Who in Carrier ConsultingPaid by the hour to dispense advice, consultants–wisened by collective and focused experience–are a veritable brain trust for telecommunications service providers. From conception to implementation these advisors are helping carriers steer a clear path through the minefields of the modern communications business.While they are the butt […]

Business News – Global Crossing Issues GlobalCenter Tracking Stock

Posted: 09/2000 Global Crossing Issues GlobalCenter Tracking Stock By Ken Branson Global Crossing Ltd. ( has filed a statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission ( in preparation for issuing a tracking stock for its GlobalCenter Inc. ( Internet service and web-hosting unit.During the spring, Global Crossing announced it was considering offering GlobalCenter as a […]

Business News – News Briefs

Posted: 04/2000 News Briefs Peregrine Systems to Acquire Telco ResearchPeregrine Systems Inc. ( and Telco Research Corp. ( recently announced they have signed a merger agreement under which Peregrine Systems will acquire all Telco Research’s outstanding shares. The acquisition brings extensive telephony infrastructure management capabilities to Peregrine’s Systems Infrastructure Management product line.The Telco Research shareholders […]

What’s Bugging Us?

Posted: 08/1999 What’s Bugging Us? Not nearly enough, it seems. In my favorite science fiction novel, "Ender’s Game," author Orson Scott Card fashions a world that is connected by computer network, allowing people to communicate in online forums not unlike today’s chat rooms. Two of the characters, genetically architected prodigies, hide their youth and identities […]

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