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Justin M. Streiner streiner at cluebyfour.org
Mon Mar 6 16:26:55 UTC 2006

On Mon, 6 Mar 2006, Christian Kuhtz wrote:

> That being said, the 'new ATT' with all those assets will need to be 
> integrated, and work efficiently.  Turf battles will ensue.  Tens of

Integration, going on past experience, is highly unlikely.  The last time 
I had any interaction with Worldcom regarding circuit/provisioning issues, 
there was little, if any integration of legacy engineering/provisioning 
data/OSSen.  In other words, "Oh, that's an MFS circuit ID, I'll need to 
get onto another system to get the details on it."  Same thing with 
different incarnations of Bell of Pennsylv^H^H^H^H^HBell 
Atl^H^H^H^HVerizon.  It's the same phenomenon of having 37 different 
numbers to call to get anything done at $RBOC, none of which are connected 
to each other.  If their phone tree is that disorganized, I have little 
reason to suspect the underlying support systems are any different, nor 
will they be under the SB^H^H^HNew AT&T.


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