risk management


COMPTEL: Panel Addresses Security Needs for Next-Generation Networks

With the flexibility and high-capacity of next-generation, IP-based networks come new risks, namely threats to security. If you think of the change as extending the enterprise network, it can give you some idea of the vulnerability that IP-centric, broadband networks face, according to John Lhota, senior IT executive for Verizon Business, and a speaker on […]

BSG Clearing Solutions Acquires Business Unit From VoiceLog

BSG Clearing Solutions North America LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Billing Services Group Ltd., a clearing and settlement, payment and financial risk-management solutions group, announced the acquisition of VoiceLog LLCs (Booth 110) third-party verification (TPV) business. The all-cash deal values VoiceLog at $15.63 million and will be financed from the existing resources and facilities […]

Rethinking Internet Risk Management

Hurricane Ivan illustrated a need for new forms of Internet business risk management when it damaged an undersea cable and disconnected the Cayman Islands. The disconnection lasted more than two days and is an example of a risk beyond the control of the enterprise or the telecommunications carrier: a force majeure risk, or act of […]

Trading Desk: Brokers Regroup after Traders Call it Quits

Posted: 03/2002 TRADING DESK Brokers Regroup after Traders Call it Quits By Josh Long Brokers that were handling the lion’s share of firm bandwidth contracts last year are at a crossroads since market maker Enron Corp. and the small entourage of energy companies striving to create a liquid broadband market have called it quits. In […]

Trading Desk: Energy Merchants Cease Bandwidth Trading

Posted: 2/2002 Trading Desk Energy Merchants Cease Bandwidth Trading By Josh Long The collapse of Enron Corp. last fall apparently put the emerging liquid bandwidth trading market on extended hold.At the same time the market maker shut down its broadband unit and filed Chapter 11, other U.S. energy merchants ceased trading circuits using the standard […]

Trading Desk: Carriers Seek Rewards of Risk Management

Posted: 1/2002 Trading Desk Carriers Seek Rewards of Risk Management By Josh Long The energy merchants that pioneered commodity bandwidth trading lost hundreds of millions of dollars in 2001. Now, other backbone providers are investigating their dogged pursuit of risk management and seeking to assuage potential liabilities on global networks that have proved as volatile […]

THE LETTER: Bandwidth Trading at a Crossroads

Posted: 1/2002 The Letter Bandwidth Trading at a Crossroads In editing this magazine over the years, one of my favorite beats has been bandwidth trading. I don’t know if I feel this affinity because I have been covering its evolution from the beginning, or because it seemed to represent a truly revolutionary step in the […]

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