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Are You Leaving Money on the Table?

Posted: 10/2003 Are You Leaving Money on the Table? By John Konczal and Mike Devine Today, revenue assurance most often is considered a set of processes that monitor the multiple operational functions that can cause revenue leakage for example, reconciling service usage generated by the network with that which actually is billed to end-customers. Many […]

Crackdown on Telemarketers Equals Risk, Opportunity for Telcos

Posted: 12/2002 Crackdown on Telemarketers Equals Risk, Opportunity for Telcos By Josh Long FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS MANDATING do-not-call lists are making life complicated for the $669 billion telemarketing industry. Twenty-seven states have implemented do-not-call list laws restricting organizations from making cold calls to particular phone numbers. And, legislators across the rest of the country […]

Carrier Channel: Minute By Minute

Posted: 10/2002 Minute By Minute Facilities-Based Exchanges Continue to Woo Risk-Averse Carriers By Khali Henderson DESPITE CONTRACTION AMONG international long-distance minutes exchanges, the survivors report they are profiting from carriers’ quest to manage both risk and margins. Curt Hockemeier The enduring exchanges — Arbinet-thexchange Inc. and Band-X Ltd. — both report increases in business in […]

Exchanges Offer Alternative to Costly Wholesale Billing

Posted: 07/2002 Exchanges Offer Alternative to Costly Wholesale Billing By David Sumka SHAREHOLDERS ARE DEMANDING that after years of unprecedented expansion telecom deliver the profits promised in their business plans. This demand comes at a time when customers are cutting back on their spending. In this environment, carriers are exploring all methods to reduce costs […]

PARTNER CHANNEL: Are You at Risk?

Posted: 06/2002 Are You at Risk? Assessing Your Partners’ Survivability By Khali HendersonBERNIE EBBERS RESIGNATION AS CEO of WorldCom Inc. was a pivotal juncture in telecom’s collapse. Good or bad, his exit personalizes the industry’s fall from grace. And what a fall it has been. WorldCom was trading at less than $2 in May, down […]

ROUND TABLE: on the telecom industry’s economic recovery

Posted: 06/2002 Round Table… … on the telecom industry’s economic recovery“All indicators point toward service providers returning to health in late 2003, but still no noticeable increase in overall capex until 2004. While traffic growth remains strong, average long-haul trunk capacity utilization is just 35 percent and service providers have found numerous means to extract […]

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 […]

Trading Desk

Posted: 1/2002 Trading Desk Carriers Seek Rewards of Risk Management Going for Brokerage: RateXchange Regroups Band-X Expands IP Access Points in New York NEWS BRIEFS

Trading Post – Where Has Bandwidth Trading Been? Where Is It Now?

Posted: 07/2001 Trading Post Where Has Bandwidth Trading Been? Where Is It Now? A: During the past two years, confusion has grown regarding what “Bandwidth Trading” is. To discuss the bandwidth trading market and its development, it’s first necessary to define it precisely. Hence, bandwidth trading is the utilization of tools in the marketplace to […]

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