Trading Desk: Master Agreement Needs a ‘Bit’ of Defining

Posted: 01/2001 Master Agreement Needs a ‘Bit’ of Defining By Bruce Christian For months now, the word has been that a standardized master bandwidth purchase and sale contract could be reached "any day." The trouble is, "any day" never seems to pass. The industrywide committee negotiating the agreement, led by the Competitive Telecommunications Association (CompTel, […]

Going Once, Going Twice…

Posted: 08/2000 Going Once, Going Twice… Bandwidth’s on the Auction Block By Khali Henderson In early June, bandwidth trading floor RateXchange Corp. ( conducted what is believed to be the largest online auction to date.On behalf of an unnamed carrier, the company commenced on June 7 five separate auctions of bandwidth in Europe valued at […]

Business News – Williams to Trade on Commodities Experience

Posted: 04/2000 Williams to Trade on Commodities Experience By Ken Branson and Khali Henderson Williams’ communications arm, Williams Communications Group Inc. ( announced in mid-February that it has formalized a strategy for bandwidth trading with intent to become a leader in setting trading standards for the industry.While the move is surprising given the carrier’s heretofore […]

The Rules of the M&A Road

Posted: 02/1999 The Rules of the M&A Road By Duane W. Richardson It has been an explosive time for mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the telecom industry. MCI Communications Co. and WorldCom Inc. have joined forces. AT&T Corp. is negotiating with Tele-Communications Inc., focusing its sights on combining voice, data and video services over a […]

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