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The Truth Behind the $500-Billion Telecom Bust and What the Industry Must Do to Recover

John Handley - Collection Business/Telecommunications

264 pages, parution le 17/08/2005


Is the telecom industry headed for another implosion?

The business environment of the mid-1990s created a combination of easy money, newly opened markets, and uncontrolled deregulation in the telecommunications industry that caused many business people honest and dishonest to propose, fund, and carry out ventures designed to change the way the telecommunications industry worked. Change came quickly, and with it came a corporate tangle that threatens to send the entire industry spinning out of control.

Telebomb describes the origins of the chaos and follows each of the long-term trends that originated in the mid-1990s. This thought-provoking book, written by an industry insider, draws conclusions about the ultimate winners and losers during and after the telebomb. After analyzing the effects of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the book takes a much-needed look forward to explore how the industry must change to become more responsive to customers and more profitable for investors -and to prevent another telebomb.

L'auteur - John Handley

John Handley (Falls Church, VA) worked at Accenture for fifteen years and was promoted to partner in 2000. As a subject-matter expert on network issues, he worked with each of the major telecommunications carriers in North America, including: Verizon/Bell Atlantic/GTE, SBC/Ameritech, BellSouth, Qwest/USWest, AT&T, Lucent, Sprint, Bell Canada, Alltel, MCI/Worldcom, and Global Crossing.


  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Before and After the Breakup of AT&T
  • Stability as the World Changed
  • The Telecommunications Act of 1996
  • The Second Race to Cover the United States in Optical Fiber
  • The Big Get Bigger: The Entry of the RBOCs into the Long-Distance Market
  • The Last Stand of the Long-Distance Companies
  • The Rise and Fall of the Competitive Local Exchange Carriers
  • Lost Opportunities by the Cable Companies
  • The Crash
  • Who Won?
  • Likely Future Winners and Losers
  • A Look Back and a Look Forward
  • Appendix A: Glossary and Acronym List
  • Appendix B: Bankrupt Telecommunications Carriers, 1988 to 2003
Voir tout

Caractéristiques techniques

Éditeur(s) Amacom
Auteur(s) John Handley
Collection Business/Telecommunications
Parution 17/08/2005
Nb. de pages 264
Format 15,5 x 23,5
Couverture Relié
Poids 542g
Intérieur Noir et Blanc
EAN13 9780814408339
ISBN13 978-0-8144-0833-9

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