Global - Industry - New Competitors (Archived in 2003)


With the progressive deregulation of the telecommunications industry, it was estimated that new entrants would win a significant portion of the market from the incumbents. This has not proven to be the case. The reasons for their failure mainly related to their adopting the business models of the incumbents, and failing to make viable wholesale arrangements for access to the incumbents’ networks. The cost of duplicating the networks was prohibitive, leaving the newcomers at the mercy of the network owners.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Definition and introduction
    • 2.1 Market contracted by 20% over two years
  • 3. Historic overview
  • 4. Reciprocal battles of resale
  • 5. International Callback and resale SErvices
    • 5.1 Mobile resale (roaming)
    • 5.2 Fixed Market overview (historic)
    • 5.3 The Fixed callback market
    • 5.4 From callback to alternative carriers
    • 5.5 Regulatory intervention
  • 6. IP-based service providers
  • 7. How to survive in the wholesale market
  • 8. WorldCom the World’s Largest International Carrier
  • 9. For every merger, ten new players
  • Table 1 – Carrier outgoing traffic by origin country (millions of minutes) – 1999, 2000
  • Exhibit 1 – New telcos key events – 1996-2002
  • Exhibit 2 – Countries that ban callback

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Number of pages 7

Status Archived

Last updated 13 May 2002
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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