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Carrier Channel: Sizing the U.S. Long Distance Market

Posted: 12/1999 Sizing the U.S. Long Distance Market By Dr. Judy Reed Smith and Wona Park Source: )1999 Atlantic-ACM, Boston The U.S. long distance industry is being drastically reshaped by mergers and acquisitions, legitimization of Internet protocol (IP) telephony, convergence, expansion of domestic and international wholesale services and by a new tier of data-centric carriers. […]

Recapturing Lost Value

Posted: 08/1999 Recapturing Lost Value By Casey Freymuth Industry forecasts rarely provide third-, fourth- and fifth-tier long distance service providers with much to smile about. Shrinking margins, bundling woes (such as anemic local and wireless resale markets) and the inevitable entry of the Bells into the long distance market have done little to lift the […]

Batten the Hatches

Posted: 12/1998 Batten the Hatches IXCs Take Local Loop by Storm By Gary Kim Although the tornado of long distance carrier entry into local services hasn’t yet touched down, competing carriers are well-advised to board up their windows. For despite the fact that some of the biggest carriers have scaled back their efforts, the onslaught […]

Behemoth Integrated Service Providers to Dominate U.S. Long Distance Market

Posted: 09/1998 Behemoth Integrated Service Providers to Dominate U.S. Long Distance Market By Chris Cho The U.S. long distance services market is in for a dramatic transformation in 1998 and 1999. Industry consolidation and the entry of the Bell companies will create a completely new environment in which behemoth integrated service providers will dominate the […]

What It Takes to Make It, or "Hey Buddy, Show Me Your Machine!"

Posted: 05/1998 What It Takes to Make It, or "Hey Buddy, Show Me Your Machine!" By Dan Baldwin At the AgENt show in Houston this past February, we had a very popular panel discussion on how a person could go from being an agent to being a reseller. For this month’s column we’d like to […]

What Will the Big Three Do?

Posted: 02/1998   What Will the Big Three Do? By Gary Kim Perhaps the only job in corporate America more challenging than the helm of AT&T is the CEO spot at Apple Computer. For with the addition of the IXC Communications and Qwest networks, there now are six nationwide optical long distance infrastructures. WorldCom is […]

What Will the Big Three Do?

Posted: 11/1997   What Will the Big Three Do? By Gary Kim Perhaps the only job in corporate America more challenging than the helm of AT&T is the CEO spot at Apple Computer. For with the addition of the IXC Communications and Qwest networks, there now are six nationwide optical long distance infrastructures. WorldCom is […]

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