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

Alex Balashov abalashov at evaristesys.com
Thu Aug 13 09:26:06 EDT 2009

Jason Vanick wrote:

>> For outbound, of course, various intra-LATA recip. comp. and switched 
>> access fees apply.
> Yup... tandem termination  was always more pricey than DEOT termination... sometimes by 
> as much as 3x.

Ah.  That's intense.  I don't think the spreads were ever quite so large 
in BellSouth-land.  BellSouth was always thought to be the most 
CLEC-friendly ILEC.  But it's also the south;  hospitality aside, 
there's just a lot less traffic down here.

> Yup.  The FCC probably should have stayed out of things much more than they did.
> But then they wouldn't have had all those jobs for all the regulation people.
> Well, that and the RBOCS really still thought (think?) they were the only game in town.
> Interesting culture difference.

In the UK, I think Oftel was more involved than the FCC was here.  I 
think the real difference is that the system was never so Byzantine to 
begin with, and so it didn't conserve all the obfuscation across the 
divide as in the US.

Alex Balashov
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