TITLE

Wholesale Bandwidth: The Price Is Still Right

AUTHOR(S)
Schoonover, Eric
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Business Communications Review;Jul2007, Vol. 37 Issue 7, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses economic aspects of telecommunication wholesale carriers and service providers. The author suggests that despite consolidation of carriers and falling equipment prices, wholesale carriers cannot raise prices. Expenditures to build fiber optic networks led many carriers such as Global Cross and Worldcom to bankruptcy or to be acquired. Wholesale carriers plan to add wavelengths and fibers to upgrade service. Surplus wavelength capacity has led to a drop in prices. The author suggests carriers compensate for low circuit prices by charging more for quality of service assurances and managed services. The author suggests telecommunication service prices may decrease more.
ACCESSION #
25852646

 

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