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IEEE Communications Magazine

Issue 12 • Dec. 1993

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  • A view of divestiture, ten years later

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):18 - 19
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    The changes that have taken place in the telecommunications industry during the past ten years are examined. What this has meant for AT&T is discussed.<> View full abstract»

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  • Customers must be the industry's driving force (telecommunication industry)

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):20 - 23
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    The competition and marketing trends set in motion by the AT&T divestiture are discussed. Developments in the four major markets-in the US, continental Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the UK-are examined. The dangers of regulation and the growing power of the regulator are addressed.<> View full abstract»

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  • Re-inventing the telephone industry

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):24 - 26
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    The challenge to engineers posed by the change of the local telecommunications business from a mature business to a competitive and rapidly evolving one is discussed. Five keys to success for communications engineers in the '90s are offered. They are to listen to customers, develop technologies that can help deliver tomorrow's services today, put control closer to the customer, think in terms of o... View full abstract»

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  • The chasm between competition and regulation and the MFJ (telecommunication)

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):27 - 29
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    It is argued that in the ten years since divesture there has been no serious movement toward resolving the regulatory, pricing, and subsidy questions that must inevitably accompany the steady journey toward more competition. The restrictions of the modified final judgment (MFJ) are fashioned for the predivestiture world. Differences in the telecommunication industry that make the restrictions outm... View full abstract»

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  • Strategic technology for the next ten years and beyond

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):30 - 34
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    It is asserted that because of the pace and the thoroughness of the changes taking place in telecommunications, it is necessary to take technological development even more seriously and pursue it more vigorously. The role of Bellcore in this endeavor is discussed.<> View full abstract»

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  • Role of regulators must change to meet changing industry needs (telecommunication industry)

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):36 - 39
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    It is argued that the US telecommunication industry can not keep up with the rapid advances in technology and remain competitive if it is restrained by outdated regulations and public policy. Some policy changes are proposed.<> View full abstract»

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  • Divestiture plus ten: an industry report card (telecommunication)

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):40 - 42
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    The factors driving change in the telecommunications industry since divestiture are examined. They are the customer, technology, the marketplace, and the public policy environment. It is concluded that progress in bringing new technologies, products, and services to the customer at reasonable prices is not progressing as well as it would if public policy restraints were removed and the free market... View full abstract»

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  • The cable industry in the post divestiture environment

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):44 - 46
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    It is argued that divestiture of the telephone monopoly was a crucial factor in the evolution of the cable industry because it changed the national mindset to consider the idea that two-way communications can be provided by entities other than the phone companies. It is shown that with present technologies, cable is well positioned to deliver broadband services, at low cost, today.<> View full abstract»

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  • Wireless communications: a decade of progress

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):48 - 51
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    The enormous progress of wireless technology during the last ten years and the lack of institutional mechanisms for coping with the fast-paced change in technology are discussed. The fracturing of the cellular industry due to the lack of a single standard and the emergence of personal communication services based on the cordless phone are examined.<> View full abstract»

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  • Thriving in a new world order (telecommunication industry)

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):52 - 56
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    The enormous changes that have occurred in the telecommunications industry in the decade since the breakup of AT&T and the Bell System are reviewed. The impact of these changes on one AT&T supplier (ADC Kentrox) is described.<> View full abstract»

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  • Can information markets survive the transition to local exchange competition?

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):57 - 59
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    It is argued that the competitive structure created by the AT&T divestiture has now been unraveled, particularly by the removal of the information services restriction originally imposed on the seven Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs). The impact of this removal and the uncertainty facing the information services industry as a result are examined.<> View full abstract»

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  • Copyrights in the new age of interactive multimedia

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):60 - 62
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    Some of the crucial areas of copyright law that will have particular significance to telephone companies in their new multimedia ventures are highlighted. It is argued that in the highly competitive interactive multimedia environment, copyright expertise will be crucial to evaluating opportunities presented to telephone and other communications companies seeking to survive and prosper.<> View full abstract»

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  • CTIA: an expanding role in the post-divestiture wireless communications marketplace

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):63 - 64
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    The rapid growth of wireless communication is discussed. The future role of the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA), as wireless expands into data and video to become a multimedia pipeline of information, is examined.<> View full abstract»

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  • Public policy must maintain fair competition as its goal (telecommunication industry)

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):65 - 67
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    It is argued that if policy makers want true competition, telephone companies, like anybody else, ought to be allowed to bring their best to market. It is concluded that the industry faces many of the same problems that presented themselves ten years ago, with the added problems of constricting regulatory structures that preclude genuine competition.<> View full abstract»

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