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Stock Watch – Market Battered on High Inflation Numbers

Posted: 06/2000 Market Battered on High Inflation Numbers Cash flew out of Wall Street at the end of our trading session after the government’s Consumer Price Index’s core rate jumped by 0.4 percent, double what economists had expected. It also was the largest gain in five years. Three major indices registered their largest one-day point […]

Business News – Four Companies Pair Off in Wireless Ventures

Posted: 05/2000 Four Companies Pair Off in Wireless Ventures BY KEN BRANSON AND STACY LANE LINKMEYER Bell Atlantic Corp. (www.bell-atl.com) and Vodafone AirTouch plc (www.vodafone.com) launched a joint wireless and paging joint venture, Verizon Wireless on April 4.One day later, BellSouth Corp. (www.bellsouth.com) and SBC Communications Inc. (www.sbc.com), said they too would come together with […]

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 […]

Business News – New Carriers Ranked Among Top 5 IXCs, FCC 1998 Statistics Show

Posted: 08/1999 New Carriers Ranked Among Top 5 IXCs, FCC 1998 Statistics Show Williams Communications Inc. and Qwest Communications Services both were listed as top-five interexchange carriers (IXCs) according to the 1998 edition of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statistics of Communications Common Carriers, released in June. Tulsa, Okla.-based Williams Communications, the long distance arm […]

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 […]

eMarketers Go Beyond the Hit Count

Posted: 05/1999 eMarketers Go Beyond the Hit Count By Khali Henderson Telecommunications services providers and other web-based marketers are becoming more savvy, enlisting ever-more tools to improve the performance of their commerce-enabled websites. With all the "gee whiz" technology, however, web visitors remain largely elusive in a medium in which browsers can come and go […]

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 […]

Federal Telecom Lawmakers Have Staying Power

Posted: 12/1998 Federal Telecom Lawmakers Have Staying Power By Kim Sunderland All four of the top telecommunications policy makers were voted back into office Nov. 3, retaining their committee seats and solidifying a Republican-led agenda for the 106th Congress. Bliley With these incumbents holding on to their seats, more of the same in telecom can […]

Move Over, TV

Posted: 10/1998 Move Over, TV Internet Captures Imagination, Dollars of Telecom Industry Marketers By Jennifer Knapp Advertising on Internet is fast becoming a common strategy for companies in many industries, and, according to one study, telecommunications’ heavy-hitters are leading the way. Unlike television, with its massive appeal and commensurate cost, experts say the Internet is […]

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