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Got Minutes? Prepaid Calling Helps Generate Traffic Across Foreign Waters

Posted: 04/1998 By Jennifer Knapp It has been more than a year since the World Trade Association (WTO) completed the Basic Telecommunications Agreement (BTA), which has set the pace for international telecom deregulation. With more than 70 governments signed on under the BTA, it is news to almost no one that foreign telecom competition is […]

What Went Awry?

Posted: 01/1998 By Charles C. Hunter Somewhere access charge reform went terribly awry, particularly in the manner it impacts small- to mid-sized interexchange carriers (IXCs). Expectations were great when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) initiated a rulemaking proceeding to address what the agency characterized as the third leg of its competitive trilogy–the other two legs […]

International Wholesale

Posted: 11/1997 International Wholesale Market Boom Benefits Domestic Front By Casey Freymuth In recent months, PHONE+ has detailed the developments of a 60-plus member buying alliance of third-, fourth- and fifth-tiered companies seeking relief on international rates by pooling their traffic and putting it out for bid to wholesale service providers (PHONE+, June, September, October). […]

Why Not?

Posted: 11/1997 Why Not? Call me a dreamer, but I’m stilling waiting for some crazy all-distance carrier to take advantage of network architecture–not just new technology–and change the way things are done in the public network space. Here’s an example. I routinely am told by the smart guys in the switching world that today’s state-of-the-art […]

Major Carriers Ready as Internet Telephony Prepares to Soar

Posted: 10/1997 Major Carriers Ready as Internet Telephony Prepares to Soar By Gary Kim Only a small portion of today’s $71.2 billion of domestic U.S. long distance phone calls are made using Internet Protocol (IP) software. Quality and ease of use are clear problems, so far. So most observers don’t think IP-based telephony will be […]

Industry News

Posted: 09/1997 Industry News Click on a heading to read news text… United States Telephone Association Update Executive Talent Hard To Find Access Charge Reform Order Reconsideration Petition U.S. Wholesale Long Distance Revenues Up, ATLANTIC-ACM Reports Bell Atlantic, MCI Link Frame Relay Services Teltrust Prepaid Card Services For Flying J CompTel Salutes James M. Smith […]

Global Initiatives

Posted: 09/1997 Global Initiatives Latin America: A New Frontier for Those with Time and Energy By Jason Gursky While there still exist many profitable opportunities for carriers and resellers in the U.S. market, many are discovering that overseas markets offer larger growth rates for revenues and profits. For example, AT&T, MCI, Global One, WorldCom, ACC, […]

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