Bell System

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Bell System

Before AT&T was broken up in 1984 by court order, the Bell System referred to AT&T and all the Bell Telephone companies that were part of it, but had separate names to provide a regional flavor. The Bell name, of course, came from Alexander Graham Bell. See AT&T, Divestiture and RBOC.


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As AT&T grew to be the largest corporation in the U.S., the Bell name became synonymous with telecommunications. New England Telephone & Telegraph was one of AT&T's 23 operating companies before Divestiture.


Now, Artifacts in Antique Stores
As AT&T grew to be the largest corporation in the U.S., the Bell name became synonymous with telecommunications. New England Telephone & Telegraph was one of AT&T's 23 operating companies before Divestiture.
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7 billion deal - combining two of the seven regional Bell operating companies that were spun off in the 1984 breakup of AT&T - would serve the public interest.
Bell Atlantic and Nynex, two of the regional Bell operating companies, have agreed to merge.
Audit requirements were expanded for the new services the Bell operating companies are able to offer under the new law, including long-distance telephone and electronic publishing services.
Longer term credit risks are centered on the increased competition for video business resulting from the regional bell operating companies (RBOCs) entering into the video business.
The combination of the two regional Bell operating companies would create the nation's second-largest telephone company after AT&T.
As the Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs) transform themselves to compete against the cable industry, they are creating a boom market for suppliers.
As Senior Vice President of Sales, Dwyer is responsible for Telco Systems' direct sales force, inside sales operation and distribution channels for sales to Regional Bell Operating Companies, traditional long distance carriers, CLECs (Competitive Local Exchange Carriers), ILECs (Independent Local Exchange Carriers), IXCs (Interexchange Carriers), cable companies, next-generation carriers, VoIP, OEM and other service providers.
TL 9000 compliance is a critical requirement for providing network infrastructure solutions to most telcos around the world including the Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOC) in the United States.
With the entry of regional bell operating companies (RBOCs) into the inter-local access and transport area (inter-LATA) long-distance markets, the pricing pressures have increased, especially in the medium and large enterprise segment.
The RLECs, in general, have a lower business risk profile than the regional Bell operating companies (RBOCs).
OB), one of the nation's largest competitive local exchange carriers, has sent a letter to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expressing its strong opposition to what it believes are the "secret and exclusive" FCC-sponsored negotiations among the four regional Bell operating companies (RBOCs), AT&T and MCI that have taken place over Memorial Day weekend.
Razorfish, he was a Senior Software Engineer and Project Lead at BellCore, the R & D division of the Regional Bell Operating Companies.