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Verizon, SBC, Bell South, And Qwest: Rboc Market Strategies, Opportunities, And Forecasts, 2001-2006

  • ID: 34180
  • January 2002
  • Region: Global
  • 240 pages
  • Wintergreen Research, Inc
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The Rbocs have undertaken a torrid merger and acquisition race.The pace of change is dramatic, reflecting challenges brought by the Internet revolution.

Understand the significant differences between the evolving Rbocs.Qwest has moved to become a full service wholesale provider, stimulating competition in its region and selling bandwidth to every Clec.Qwest has positioned as a full service application service provider (ASP).In this manner the company can leverage commodity pricing for bandwidth to participate in value added services markets.

Bell South has moved to leverage its strengths in residential markets, improving customer service, adding fiber to the curb systems in its network.BellSouth seeks to achieve competitive advantage in consumer markets.High speed Internet access leverages the company’s strengths as a local service provider.

BellSouth has undertaken a significant initiative with IBM to bring applications that support back office applications to small and midsize businesses.The IBM alliance gives small and midsize businesses access to e-business and web development software and servers.

Verizon is positioning as a major wireless READ MORE >

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Executive Summary

1. Regional Bell Operating Company (RBOC)Market Description 1-1

1.1 Communications Industry Overview 1-1

1.2 Business Opportunity 1-2

1.3 Competitive Market Aspects 1-3

1.4 RBOC Description 1-4

1.5 RBOC Market Description 1-5

1.6 Reportable Business Segments 1-7

1.7 Change Drives Industry 1-8

1.8 Exchange Telecommunications Service 1-9

1.9 Change In Long Distance and Network Access Fees 1-10

1.10 Telecommunications Act Of 1996 1-11

1.10.1 Competitive Obligations 1-12

1.11 RBOC Support For Competition 1-12

1.11.1 CLECs Target Business Markets 1-14

1.12 Federal Policies 1-15

1.12.1 FCC Powers 1-15

1.12.2 Incentive Regulation 1-16

1.12.3 Universal Service 1-16

1.12.4 Access Charge Reform 1-18

1.12.5 FCC All Elements Rule 1-18

Long Distance Market Entry Based On Local Services

Competition 1-19

1.14 Price Regulation 1-19

1.15 Competitive Forces That Impact RBOC Businesses 1-20

1.16 Wireless Services 1-21

1.16.1 Wireless Technology 1-21

1.16.2 Digital Wireless Advantages 1-23

1.17 Cable Television 1-24

1.17.1 Cable Competition 1-25

1.18 Communications Switching Systems 1-26

1.18.1 Circuit-Switching Systems 1-26

1.18.2 Packet-Switching Systems 1-27

1.19 Web Hosting 1-28

1.20 Application Service Provider (ASP) 1-29

2. RBOC Services Market Forecasts 2-1

2.1 RBOC Services Market Driving Forces 2-1

2.2 RBOC Market Success Factors 2-2

2.3 Competitive Forces 2-3

2.4 Competition In Local Access Markets 2-5

2.5 RBOC Summary Market Shares 2-7

2.6 RBOC Summary Market Forecasts 2-9

2.7 RBOC Local Consumer Services Shares 2-10

2.7.1 RBOC Calling Feature Market Shares 2-12

2.8 RBOC Local Consumer Services Market Forecasts 2-13

2.8.1 RBOC Calling Feature Forecasts 2-15

2.9 Summary RBOC Data Market Shares 2-16

2.10 Summary RBOC Data Market Segments 2-18

2.11 Summary RBOC Data Forecasts 2-19

2.11.1 RBOC Data Market Segment Forecasts 2-23

2.12 RBOC Directory Services Shares 2-24

2.13 RBOC Directory Services Market Forecasts 2-26

2.14 RBOC Network Access Services Shares 2-28

2.15 RBOC Network Access Services Market Forecasts 2-29

2.16 RBOC Wireless Services Shares 2-31

2.17 RBOC Wireless Services Market Forecasts 2-33

2.18 RBOC International Services Market Shares 2-36

2.19 RBOC International Services Market Forecasts 2-38

2.20 RBOC Revenue Analysis By Segment 2-40

2.21 RBOC Capital Investment Strategy 2-41

2.22 RBOC Revenue Summary 2-42

2.23 RBOC Access Line Summary 2-45

2.23.1 RBOC Total Business Lines - Switched And Voice Line Equivalents 2-45

2.23.2 RBOC Switched Business Lines 2-46

2.23.3 RBOC Access Line Equivalents 2-49

2.24 BellSouth Total And Data Access Lines 2-55

2.24.1 Bellsouth Residential Access Lines 2000 2-56

2.24.2 BellSouth Data Transport Services 2-56

2.24.3 Bellsouth Wireless Data 2-58

2.24.4 BellSouth Interactive Marketplace 2-58

2.24.5 BellSouth Interactive Messaging Capabilities 2-58

2.25 Qwest Access Line Summary 2-58

2.26 SBC Data Access Line Summary 2-61

2.27 Verizon Data Access Line Summary 2-65

2.27.1 Verizon Positioning 2-67

2.27.2 Verizon DSL 2-67

3. RBOC Strategic Positioning 3-1

3.1 BellSouth Strategies 3-1

3.1.1 Bellsouth Fiber-To-The-Curb (FTTC) Systems 3-4

3.1.2 Bellsouth International Strategy 3-4

3.1.3 Bellsouth International Digital Wireless Strategy 3-5

3.2 Qwest 3-6

3.3 SBC Strategy 3-8

3.4 Verizon Corporate Strategy 3-11

3.4.1 Verizon Corporate Wireless Strategy 3-13

3.4.2 Open To New Ideas 3-14

3.4.3 Diversity 3-14

3.5 Strategic Partnering And Acquisitions 3-15

3.5.1 RBOC Operator Strategic Decisions Relate To Alliances 3-15

3.5.2 New Model Of Flexible Partnering 3-16

3.5.3 Go To Market Alliances 3-19

3.5.4 BellSouth IBM E-Business Alliance Strategy 3-21

3.5.5 Bellsouth / IBM E-Business Initiative Focused At Web-Enabling Small And Mid-Sized Businesses 3-22

3.5.6 BellSouth Big Business Strategy 3-24

3.5.7 BellSouth / Qwest 3-26

3.5.8 Qwest / Microsoft Web Sites 3-27

4. RBOC Regions and Organizational Analysis 4-1

4.1 Regions 4-1

4.1.1 BellSouth 4-1

4.1.2 Qwest 4-2

4.1.3 SBC Regions 4-2

4.1.4 Verizon 4-3

4.2 RBOC Organizations 4-3

4.2.1 Consumer Groups 4-4

4.2.2 BellSouth Organization 4-5

4.2.3 BellSouth Telecommunications Organization 4-6

4.2.4 Qwest Organization 4-8

4.2.5 SBC Organization 4-8

4.2.6 SBC Organization 4-9

4.2.7 Verizon Organization 4-12

4.2.8 Verizon Enterprise Business Unit 4-14

4.2.9 Verizon Global Wireless 4-20

4.2.10 Verizon Directory 4-21

4.2.11 Verizon Other Businesses 4-22

5. RBOC Company Profiles 5-1

5.1 Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs) 5-1

5.2 Bellsouth 5-1

5.2.1 BellSouth Research And Development 5-2

5.2.2 Wireless 5-2

5.2.3 BellSouth 2000 Total-Revenues 5-3

5.2.4 Growth Sectors Of BellSouth Businesses 5-3

5.2.5 BellSouth Wireless 5-6

5.2.6 Strengths And Weaknesses Of BellSouth 5-6

5.3 Qwest 5-8

5.3.1 Qwest Partners 5-8

5.3.2 Alliance With Microsoft 5-10

5.3.3 Qwest High-Capacity Fiber Optic Network 5-11

5.3.4 Qwest Equity Investment In Rhythms To Position As Data DSL Provider 5-13

5.3.5 Qwest Investment In Covad To Position As Data DSL Provider 5-14

5.3.6 Strengths And Weaknesses Of Qwest 5-14

5.3.7 Qwest Revenue 2000 5-17

5.4 SBC Communications (SBC) 5-17

5.4.1 SBC End-To-End Service 5-18

5.4.2 SBC Acquisitions 5-18

5.4.3 SBC Prodigy Agreement 5-20

5.4.4 SBC / Sterling Commerce 5-20

5.4.5 SBC / DirecTV Agreement 5-21

5.4.6 SBC / Williams Communications 5-21

5.4.7 Puerto Rico Acquisition 5-21

5.4.8 Radiofone Acquisition 5-22

5.4.9 SBC Information And Entertainment 5-22

5.4.10 Directory And Electronic Advertising Services 5-22

5.4.11 Security Monitoring Services 5-23

5.4.12 Comcast Acquisition 5-23

5.4.13 Cable Television Services 5-23

5.4.14 Cable Television Licenses 5-24

5.4.15 In-Region Long Distance 5-24

5.4.16 SBC Revenue 5-25

5.4.17 SBC National-Local Trends 5-26

5.4.18 Strengths And Weaknesses Of SBC 5-26

5.4.19 SBC Project Pronto 5-30

5.4.20 SBC Wireless 5-30

5.5 Verizon 5-31

5.5.1 Verizon Domestic Telecom 5-39

5.5.2 Verizon Global Wireless 5-40

5.5.3 Verizon Bell Atlantic / GTE Merger 5-42

5.5.4 Verizon Nationwide Wireless Venture 5-43

5.5.5 Strengths And Weaknesses Of Verizon 5-43

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