[VoiceOps] BellSouth vs. AT&T stance on multi-tandem access.

Alex Balashov abalashov at evaristesys.com
Thu Aug 13 07:29:37 EDT 2009

Bellsouth was thought by many to be the most friendly to CLECs of all 
the divestiture RBOCs.  Traditionally, in its 9-state operating area it 
was possible to do multi-tandem access;  that is, you didn't have to 
have trunks to all the intra-LATA sector tandems in order to terminate 
to an end-office in that sector, as long as you had transient groups to 
the LATA access tandems.

I have heard that the AT&T crowd does not take kindly to that and  that 
this option doesn't exist in ex-SBC territories, or anywhere else.  Can 
anyone confirm?

Does anyone have any information on how that's being approached since 
the merger for new ICAs and/or if they're taking the opportunity to 
demolish that when Bellsouth-era ICAs are updated and/or renegotiated? 
Are folks that went up in Bellsouth days grandfathered on MTA?

Alex Balashov
Evariste Systems
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