Competitive Telecommunications: How to Thrive Under the by Peter K. Heldman

By Peter K. Heldman

A survival consultant for the telecommunications managers and technical group of workers, this article analyzes the effect of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and provides suggestion for giants in addition to rookies to the marketplace. the writer discusses developments in carrier and know-how prior to dissecting the Telecom Act and its impression out there position. The e-book covers all components of the industry together with instant, cable and satellite tv for pc - and provides suggestion on how companies can successfully meet the problem in their markets.

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The reality of this "new competitive arena" was left for the players to decide. Congress believed that the competitive arena would bring down the price of local telephone and cable service, even though it acknowledged that these prices would likely rise in the short term. Page 7 The lawmakers believed they must not weaken in their resolve and must let the free market decide. This process was similar to academics going to Russia and preaching the advantages of a free marketplace, letting the best win and the losers fall out.

So what holds up this competitive information marketplace? What is the supporting bridge on which traffic, both public and private, traverses? It is quite apparent that simply dissecting and dividing the existing voice-grade leased-line/trunk facilities does not really achieve much in the way of developing a growing and expanding universal marketplace. It simply ends up with a lot of "quick buck" players dissecting the remains of the dying tele-dinosaur. The old slogan that you have to "spend money to make money and you have to spend big money to make big money" has been interpreted as a Wall Street banner for pursuing mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships, with few, if any, new products or new infrastructures.

That we might travel further during our watch. Page vii CONTENTS Foreword x Introduction: The Missing Infrastructure xi Part 1 The Competitive Information Arena 1 Chapter 1. Competing in an Open Competitive Marketplace 3 Competitive Arena 8 Spectrum 9 Competition 11 Open 13 Information 14 Marketplace 15 New Players, New Game, New Marketplace 19 Chapter 2. Different Views, Different Perspectives, Different Paths, Different Steps 21 Different Players, Different Perspectives 23 Different Goals, Different Objectives 24 Games, Arenas, Technologies 43 The Open Competitive Information Marketplace 48 Building Blocks for the Future 53 A Future Look 64 In Conclusion 65 A Rare Opportunity 66 Summary 71 References 72 Part 2 The Competitive Information Marketplace 73 Chapter 3.

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