The Great Telecom Meltdown

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In today's telecom business environment, a thorough and accurate understanding of past mistakes goes a long way in ensuring future success. Providing you with an authoritative account of what contributed to the "Great Telecom Crash", this insightful resource explores the roots of the perfect storm that buffeted telecom and Internet companies and investors. You get a detailed insider's look at how the crash was caused by a complex combination of risk and regulatory factors in an increasingly competitive environment, originally fueled by the break up of AT&T.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580539395
  • Publisher: Artech House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2005
  • Series: Artech House Telecommunications Library
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 209
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Fred Goldstein is currently the principal of Ionary Consulting. A highly-regarded industry professional and published author, he has provided expert testimony before several state regulatory agencies and the Federal Communications Commission, and provides direct support to law firms on matters concerning telecommunications. A senior member of IEEE, he holds three patents in the area of Asynchronous Transfer Mode technology.

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Table of Contents

Ma Bell and her "Natural Monopoly", 1876-1969. The Rebirth of Competition. Divestiture: Equal Access and Chinese Walls. The Internet Boom and the Limits to Growth. The Deuteronomy Networks. Losing by Winning: Wireless and the License Auctions. Competition Access Providers, the Costly Way to Local Competition. DLECs and ELECs, an Exercise in Extreme Oversupply. CLECs' Winning Strategies Are Met by Rule Changes. Focus on the Bottom Line.

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