Titel: A Guide to International Competitive Telecommunications
Autor/en: Gene Retske
ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL
Februar 2002 - kartoniert - 240 Seiten
This book offers a complete overview of the new technologies and marketing methods that telecom entrepreneurs are using worldwide. Focusing on dominant telecom giants and nimble upstarts, it gives practical advice on starting a new telecom company and making it successful by providing compelling services and competitive prices.
A Guide to International Competitive Telecommunications; Forward 2; Introduction 3; Section I. History of Telecom Competition 6; Chapter 1 Beginnings 7; Chapter 2 126 Years of Telecom History 11; Chapter 3 The Quiet Revolution 15; Chapter 4 The State of the New Telecom World 17; Chapter 5 The Great American Experiment 19; Chapter 6 International CallBack 24; Chapter 7 The Truth About International Simple Resale 29; Chapter 8 Least Cost Routing Carriers 32; Chapter 9 Refile 35; What is Refile? 35; Chapter 10 Changes on the Horizon38; Section II. The Impact of the Internet 39; Chapter 11 The Emergence of the Internet 40; Chapter 12 VolP 46; Chapter 13 Impact of VolP 49; Advantages of VolP 51; Chapter 14 VolP Clearinghouses 53; Chapter 15 Commodity Exchanges 55; Commoditization of Voice Services 58; Technical Standards 59; Standardized Contracts 60; Quality of Service 61; Universal Access 61; Network Requirement 62; Anonymity 62; Section III. Interoperability 63; Chapter 16 Switching Platforms 64; Chapter 17 Legacy Systems 65; Automation Comes in 71; Chapter 18 Packet Switching vs. Circuit Switching 73; Circuit Switching 73; The Rise of VolP 75; Chapter 19 TCP/IP 80; TCP/IP Basic 80; TCP/IP Architecture 83; Chapter 20 VolP Network Architecture 86; Terminals 88; Gateways 88; Gatekeepers 89; MCUs, MPs and MCs 89; Using the Public Internet for Transport 90; Chapter 21 Internet Telephony 93; Chapter 22 An Introduction To Voodoo Technology 96; Section IV. Legal and Regulatory Issues 105; Chapter 23 A Regulatory Perspective 106; Chapter 24 Privatization vs. Liberalization 109; Chapter 25 Callback and Accounting Rates - A Major Issue 114; Chapter 26 Proportionate Return 118; Chapter 27 IP Specific Issues 120; Chapter 28 The ITU, and Other Modern Dinosaurs 124; Chapter 29 Multilateralism, the WTO and Other Pipe Dreams 127; Chapter 30 The End of Global Regulation 129; Chapter 31 Running a Telecom Business 134; Sales 134; Pricing Strategies 144; Managing Traffic & Carriers 146; Managing Cash Flow 148; Chapter 32 Applications Seil, Technology Doesn't 157; Chapter 33 Quality of Service 161; Chapter 34 Free Long Distance 174; Chapter 35 Enum Services 176
Gene Retske is a respected authority on international long distance resale, having designed one of the first major callback systems in 1992. Since then, he has been involved in all aspects of this new industry, and is credited with assisting more telecom startups than Tariff 12. Gene's experience in telecommunications, from telephone and computer systems to long distance reselling, spans over twenty years, starting with the Bell System in 1974. Gene also founded the International Insider, a monthly reporting service containing news, industry trends and information, FCC and other regulatory actions, rate information, company spotlights, and other vital information for International telecom service providers and other interested parties. The International Insider also publishes numerous reports on the industry, its technology and the companies that are involved in it.