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Carrier Channel: THE CASE FOR HOSTED CALL CONTROL NETWORK PROVIDERS

Posted: 07/2002 THE CASE FOR HOSTED CALL CONTROL NETWORK PROVIDERS By Alex Petrov For much of its history, telephony espoused technologies that favored vertical integration. Therefore, it is not surprising that most softswitch-based network implementations to date have been vertical as well. However, in the times of austerity, the need to maximize efficiency brings outsourcing […]

TAG

Posted: 04/2002 TAG WHICH TELECOM SALES CAREER IS RIGHT FOR YOU? Part master agent, broker and independent rep, our author defines and compares the opportunities in indirect sales to guide you toward your preferred career path.

ROUND TABLE: On bias toward facilities-based local market entry strategy…

Posted: 1/2002 ROUND TABLEOn bias toward facilities-based local market entry strategy… "Verizon has always said and, by the way, Congress through the Telecommunications Act of 1996 intended that facilities-based competition is the ultimate goal of a truly competitive marketplace. The system for leasing parts of a company’s network or reselling service was meant as an […]

Bottlenecks 101

Posted: 07/2001 Bottlenecks 101 Now that there’s an oilman in the White House, we’re all learning that the root cause of our immediate energy problems isn’t so much lack of core supplies as it is the bottleneck in energy distribution. Capacity in the nationwide power line and pipe grids wasn’t expanded fast enough over the […]

Agency – Agents Become Business Partners as Carriers Move Toward Data

Posted: 03/2001 Agency Agents Become Business Partners as Carriers Move Toward Data By Tara Seals Expanded alternate channel programs from Qwest Communications International Inc. (www.qwest.com), Sprint Corp. (www.sprint.com) and Global Crossing Ltd. (www.globalcrossing.com) still include telecom agents, but voice alone simply won’t cut it for the carriers anymore. Certification, a la the high-tech sector and […]

Toward Cost-Effective ‘Convergence’

Posted: 03/2000 Toward Cost-Effective ‘Convergence’ By Pedro Colaco Deregulation and fierce competition are reducing revenue and eroding profit margins, which no longer surprises any voice service provider. Also, revenue growth in the voice services market virtually has halted at between 2 percent and 5 percent in the United States and is only slightly higher globally. […]

FCC Must Guide Industry Toward Clarity in Phone Bill Battle

Posted: 01/1999 FCC Must Guide Industry Toward Clarity in Phone Bill Battle By Kim Sunderland It’s anybody’s guess how much the Federal Commun-ications Commi-sion (FCC) will regulate the way telecommunications carriers format their telephone bills. What’s certain is that there’s a problem with how various industry segments present billing information to their customers. The FCC’s […]

Are We Heading Toward a Commodity Market?

Posted: 08/1998 Are We Heading Toward a Commodity Market? International Bandwidth Exchanges Symptomatic of Emerging Supply-Demand Equation By Khali Henderson Sean Whelan wants to change the way bandwidth is bought and sold. His service, RateXchange, is a web-based "trading floor" for wholesale international telecom minutes and bandwidth. The goal, he says, is to streamline the […]

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