TITLE

Local Realities Govern Global Telecom

AUTHOR(S)
Kuehn, Richard A.
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
Business Communications Review;Jul2004, Vol. 34 Issue 7, p66
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the conference of European Competitive Telecommunication Association (ECTA). The demographics of attendees at these conferences couldn't have been more diverse. ECTA members are entrepreneurial, and they are trying to create sustainable competition. Telecom Africa, by contrast, attracts people whose primary job is to maintain the "status quo;' and who view competition with a jaundiced eye. Globalization is irreversible, which is why it's so ironic that, as one of the ECTA panelists put it, There are no worldwide carriers. U.S. carriers rely on relationships with carriers in other countries to build worldwide networks, leaving customers to search for regional "best-of-breed" carriers to meet specific geographic needs. Many overseas carriers are rather new at negotiating with customers, and it's possible to get terms that the U.S. carriers would be loath to match.
ACCESSION #
13771413

 

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