Transaction Based Settlements Encourage Waste (was Re: BBN/GTEI)

Dave Rand dlr at
Sat Aug 22 17:16:05 UTC 1998

[In the message entitled "Re: Transaction Based Settlements Encourage Waste (was Re: BBN/GTEI)" on Aug 22, 12:03, "John A. Tamplin" writes:]
> When enough CLECs are concentrating on businesses that only have 
> incoming calls (ISPs, tech support centers, 900-style services, etc), Bell 
> will scream to the FCC that termination charges need to be reevaluated.
> With this approach, eventually *no one* will want customers that make lots
> of outbound calls -- let the other providers have them and then collect the
> money when they call your customers.

This has already happened in California, and many deals that were contingent
on settlement fees for termination of calls are not so attractive any more.

It also seems to be very difficult for CLECs (like Brooks) to obtain
sufficient trunks from Pacific Bell to be able to terminate the number of
calls that they want...

Go figure.

Dave Rand
dlr at

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