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Outsourcing: the salvation for carriers?

By Mark Evans, Financial Post A new study says telecom carriers can reduce their operating costs by as much as US$14.5-billion by sending high-tech and other business functions offshore to countries such as India, China and Canada. The study by … Continue reading

Good News for Telco Equipment Makers

It looks like the days of sharp reductions in capital spending by North American carriers could be a thing of the past. According to a new report by Infonetics Research, capex is expected to only drop 2% this year to about … Continue reading

Recent Article: Can MTS-Allstream deal be derailed?

  March 20, 2004 – With palpable opposition to Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s $1.7-billion acquisition of Allstream Inc., a looming issue is whether there is anything unhappy investors can do to derail it. It is an intriguing question because two … Continue reading

As the Nortel Turns…

As another week unfolds, it will be interesting to see if the folks at Nortel have anything to talk about. You have to believe Nortel has to say something soon to calm the frayed nerves of investors. Then again, Nortel audit committee … Continue reading

Bill Fraser's done deal; Nights out with the CRTC

Looks like Manitoba Telecom Services CEO Bill Fraser really wanted to screw over those pesky hedge fund managers who wanted MTS to become a boring income trust. Turns out, the deal to buy Allstream for a cool $1.7 billion is locked down with no … Continue reading

Recent article: Nortel brings in legal muscle

The biggest cloud now hanging over Nortel Networks Corp. is what will happen to chief executive Frank Dunn. This is a legitimate question in the wake of Nortel's decision Monday to put CFO Doug Beatty and controller Michael Gollogly on … Continue reading