Teleco Consolidation

17 February 2004

It looks like Cingular has won the bidding for AT&T Wireless. RCN has got forbearance agreements in place. VoIP may remain free of the regulations and tariffs that complicate traditional telecom. XO went after and won the Allegiance deal. MCI (a rebranded Worldcom) is still trying to figure out how to come out of bankruptcy.

All of this has happened since the first of January. 2004 could be shaping up to become the year that telecom straightened itself out. Now, if all the new IP companies will throw out the unethical practices of the legacy telecom industry, we might just have something!

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