Synopses & Reviews
"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 businesspeople–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."
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Before and After the Breakup of AT&T
Chapter 2 Stability as the World Changed
Chapter 3 The Telecommunications Act of 1996
Chapter 4 The Second Race to Cover the United States in Optical Fiber
Chapter 5 The Big Get Bigger: The Entry of the RBOCs into the Long-Distance Market
Chapter 6 The Last Stand of the Long-Distance Companies
Chapter 7 The Rise and Fall of the Competitive Local Exchange Carriers
Chapter 8 Lost Opportunities by the Cable Companies
Chapter 9 The Crash
Chapter 10 Who Won?
Chapter 11 Likely Future Winners and Losers
Chapter 12 A Look Back and a Look Forward
Appendix A Glossary and Acronym List
Appendix B Bankrupt Telecommunications Carriers, 1988 to 2003"