Telecommodities Indices

Posted: 12/1999 Continued Bandwidth Rate Leveling RateXchange’s index methodology for U.S. east-west bandwidth rates reinforces the market’s conclusion that prices are stabilizing. This is a repeat trend identified in the past two issues of PHONE+, as traded contracts on average have remained stable (and even slightly increased) over the past month. The Real-Time Bandwidth Exchange*Revealed […]

Convergence of Market Forces Is Future of SpotMarket

Posted: 11/1999 Convergence of Market Forces Is Future of Spot Market Downward pressure in the spot market on rates is having a decisive impact on the fundamental structure of the industry. As rates decline, the industry adjusts contract structures and trading mechanisms on its own in the spot market, while regulators must account for these […]

FPSTN Rates Decline by 50 Percent in One Year

Posted: 06/1999 FPSTN Rates Decline by 50 Percent in One Year Forecasting RateXchange’s market indices for the first year, it is evident that telephony rates for United States-Asia and United States-Europe will decline by more than 50 percent since the indices first were tracked at the beginning of June 1997. The European index already has […]

FCC Eases International Settlements Regulation

Posted: 06/1999 FCC Eases International Settlements Regulation By Kim Sunderland he Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved sweeping reform of the international settlements policy, deregulating settlement arrangements between U.S. carriers and foreign nondominant carriers on competitive routes. In a Report & Order adopted April 15 in Docket No. IB-98-148, the FCC unanimously approved lifting international […]

Telecommodities Indices

Posted: 05/1999 U.S.-to-Latin America Routes Lower Global Index Minutes routes from the United States to Central and South Americas drove down the global index last month. The RateXchange Americas regional index fell by 9.5 percent, followed by Asia by 5.24 percent and Europe by a fraction. The global index for private-line and satellite-capacity pricing was […]

Telecommodities Indices

Posted: 03/1999 New Year Marked by Across-the-Board Rate Adjustments RateXchange trading activity surged at the beginning of the year. Carriers adjusted their rates across the board with new wholesale promotions. This was most clearly evident in nonindexed routes, such as Chile, Denmark, Jordan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland and the Syrian Arab Republic minutes […]

The Rules Have Changed

Posted: 10/1998 The Rules Have Changed By Khali Henderson The international wholesale buy-sell game is being changed by PTT players, plummenting prices and inconsitant quality. It used to be that a U.S. reseller knew who he was buying international termination from. Today, it’s not so clear. International long distance capacity is often resold three and […]

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