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The New Telecommunications Industry
The New Telecommunications Industry
Public Utilities Reports, Inc.

The New Telecommunications Industry

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The most comprehensive, classic reference available in the bold, new world of telecommunications in a single, time-saving source that you'll refer to over and over again. With practical and useful information, this invaluable guide to the history, organization, financing, and technology of this complicated industry is a MUST for the telecom veterans and newcomers alike.

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ISBN: 978-0910325-6-60
7 x 10 inches
Soft cover
480 pages
(c) 1997

Table of Contents:

PART 1: The Telecommunications Industry in One Easy Lesson
Chapter 1: The Telecommunications Industry
PART 2: Operating the System
Chapter 2: Introduction
Chapter 3: The Telephone Network
Chapter 4: Sound Waves and Transmission
Chapter 5: The Switch
Chapter 6: Signaling Systems
Chapter 7: Alternative Technologies
Chapter 8: Summary
PART 3: Organization, Development and the Rise of Competition
Chapter 9: Prehistory
Chapter 10: Alexander Graham Bell
Chapter 11: Vail and Forbes
Chapter 12: The Interregnum: Conservatism and Competition
Chapter 13: Vail Returns
Chapter 14: The Heirs Consolidate
Chapter 15: Expansion, Consolidation and Incipient Competition
Chapter 16: The Road to Divestiture
Chapter 17: The World After Divestiture
Chapter 18: The Rise of Alternatives: Wireless, Cable and Competitive Local Exchange Carriers
Chapter 19: Congress Changes the Rules: 1996 and Beyond
Chapter 20: Summary
PART 4: Regulatory Foundations and the Rise of Competition
Chapter 21: The Development of Public Utility Regulation
Chapter 22: What is a Public Utility?
Chapter 23: The Purposes and Drawbacks of Regulation
Chapter 24: Setting the Rate of Return
Chapter 25: Alternative Regulatory Methods
Chapter 26: The Rate Structure, Pricing and Regulatory Economics
Chapter 27: Summary
PART 5: Finance: Basics, Analysis and Results
Chapter 28: The Basics
Chapter 29: The Statement of Income
Chapter 30: Changes in Stockholders' Equity
Chapter 31: The Balance Sheet
Chapter 32: The Statement of Cash Flows
Chapter 33: Convertible Securities
Chapter 34: Other Accounting Issues
Chapter 35: Financial Analysis
Chapter 36: Market Ratios
Chapter 37: The Financial Results on the Books and in the Market Place
Chapter 38: Summary
PART 6: The International Market Place
Chapter 39: International in Context
Chapter 40: Market Size, Growth and Saturation
Chapter 41: International Issues
Chapter 42: Summary
A: The Internet
B: Telecommunications Chronology
C: Bibliography
D: Historical Statistics
Subject Index
Figure Index
Table Index