contracts and survivability of telecom sector

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Tue Oct 7 09:45:07 CDT 2008


On Tue, 07 Oct 2008 11:00:20 BST, michael.dillon at bt.com said:

> In general, your upstream providers' operational networks
> and you, the customer connected to that operational network,
> are considered to be valuable assets so if a company falls
> into Chapter 11, there is a good chance that another company
> will acquire the assets. At the operational level, this is
> practically invisible until they start to consolidate data
> centers, prune unprofitable customers, etc.

One special case to consider - your provider gets taken over, and the new owner
regrooms the combined fiber networks, such that formerly physically diverse
paths no longer are...


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