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A Guide to Competitive International Telecommunications - Gene Retske

A Guide to Competitive International Telecommunications

Paperback Published: 5th February 2002
ISBN: 9781578200726
Number Of Pages: 240

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This book provides vital information on the business, technical, legal and practical considerations in the 'New Telecom World Order'. The book offers a complete overview of the new technologies and marketing methods that new competitors are using around t

The book offers a complete overview of the new technologies and marketing methods that telecom entrepreneurs are using worldwide. It focuses on the dominant telecom giants and the nimble upstarts who are giving them a run for the money. The book gives practical advice on opportunities to start a new telecom company and make it successful by providing compelling services and competitive prices.

Acknowledgmentsp. 1
Forwardp. 3
Introductionp. 5
History of Telecom Competition
Beginningsp. 11
126 Years of Telecom Historyp. 17
The Quiet Revolutionp. 23
The State of the New Telecom Worldp. 25
The Great American Experimentp. 27
International CallBackp. 33
The Truth About International Simple Resalep. 39
Least Cost Routing Carriersp. 41
Refilep. 45
Changes on the Horizonp. 49
The Impact of the Internet
The Emergence of the Internetp. 53
VoIPp. 59
Impact of VoIPp. 63
VoIP Clearinghousesp. 67
Commodity Exchangesp. 69
Switching Platformsp. 79
Legacy Systemsp. 81
Packet Switching vs. Circuit Switchingp. 95
VoIP Network Architecturep. 103
Internet Telephonyp. 113
An Introduction To Voodoo Technologyp. 117
Legal and Regulatory Issues
A Regulatory Perspectivep. 129
Privatization vs. Liberalizationp. 133
Accounting Rates - A Major Issuep. 137
Proportionate Returnp. 141
IP Specific Issuesp. 143
The ITU, and Other Modern Dinosaursp. 147
Multilateralism, the WTO and Other Pipe Dreamsp. 151
The End of Global Regulationp. 153
Business Strategy
Running a Telecom Businessp. 161
Applications Sell, Technology Doesn'tp. 181
Quality of Servicep. 185
Free Long Distancep. 197
ENUM Servicesp. 199
How the Heck Do You Make Money?p. 203
A View of the Futurep. 215
TCP/IPp. 223
Bandwidthp. 229
Recommended Readingp. 231
Glossaryp. 233
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ISBN: 9781578200726
ISBN-10: 1578200725
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 5th February 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1