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Failures There are lessons to be learned. By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO, Inc.
DLEC BK <ul><li>Covad  </li></ul><ul><li>Rhythms  </li></ul><ul><li>NorthPoint </li></ul><ul><li>NAS </li></ul><ul><li>Dig...
December, 2000   This week Flashcom Communications, Zyan Communications, Relay Point and FastPoint filed for federal bankr...
Fiber – the diet of BK <ul><li>Yipes! </li></ul><ul><li>Cogent </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Teleport </li></ul><ul><li>360net...
More Fiber – more BK <ul><li>PSINET </li></ul><ul><li>FLAG </li></ul><ul><li>Global Crossing </li></ul><ul><li>XO </li></u...
But some survive <ul><li>GX, 360 and XO are still alive </li></ul><ul><li>MFN becomes AboveNet </li></ul><ul><li>Digital T...
Perrenial BK cases <ul><li>Birch </li></ul><ul><li>McLeodUSA </li></ul><ul><li>ICG </li></ul><ul><li>Mpower </li></ul>
Surprise! <ul><li>MCI / Worldcom </li></ul><ul><li>C&W USA </li></ul><ul><li>Enron </li></ul><ul><li>Excite @Home </li></u...
Wireless BK <ul><li>Worldwide Wireless Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband2Wireless </li></ul><ul><li>Metricom (Ricochet ...
Even Satellite falls to BK <ul><li>Iridium </li></ul><ul><li>Motient </li></ul><ul><li>Starband </li></ul>
ISP BK’s   Jato Comm. Internet Connect  Voalris
Other BK’s <ul><li>GST Telecomm.  (TWTC now) </li></ul><ul><li>Logix Communications Enterprises (out of bk) </li></ul><ul>...
UNE-P Success = TRRO Trouble <ul><li>Supra - gone </li></ul><ul><li>Z-Tel - gone </li></ul><ul><li>Momentum – trying new t...
MVNO = UNE-P ? ESPN Mobile Amp’ed
Does free work? <ul><ul><ul><li>Bluelight.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FreeI </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><l...
Does Unlimited VoIP Work? SunRocket Vonage
Going Private Avaya  Alltel Chrysler
Did We Learn Anything? Or are we destined for a repeat of 2000?
It Ain’t about the Tech It’s about being a  Purple Cow
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Telecom Failure

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  1. 1. Failures There are lessons to be learned. By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO, Inc.
  2. 2. DLEC BK <ul><li>Covad </li></ul><ul><li>Rhythms </li></ul><ul><li>NorthPoint </li></ul><ul><li>NAS </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Broadband Comm. </li></ul>
  3. 3. December, 2000 This week Flashcom Communications, Zyan Communications, Relay Point and FastPoint filed for federal bankruptcy protection (ISP-Planet)
  4. 4. Fiber – the diet of BK <ul><li>Yipes! </li></ul><ul><li>Cogent </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Teleport </li></ul><ul><li>360networks </li></ul><ul><li>Genuity </li></ul><ul><li>MFN (Multimedia Fiber Network) </li></ul><ul><li>Williams </li></ul><ul><li>And later as WilTel </li></ul>
  5. 5. More Fiber – more BK <ul><li>PSINET </li></ul><ul><li>FLAG </li></ul><ul><li>Global Crossing </li></ul><ul><li>XO </li></ul><ul><li>Telergy </li></ul><ul><li>WINfirst </li></ul>
  6. 6. But some survive <ul><li>GX, 360 and XO are still alive </li></ul><ul><li>MFN becomes AboveNet </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Teleport became LightCore </li></ul><ul><li>Yipes was just bought by FLAG </li></ul><ul><li>Cogent & PSInet are one </li></ul><ul><li>Genuity & WilTel are Level(3) </li></ul><ul><li>Telergy became Dominion became CavTel </li></ul><ul><li>WINfirst is now SureWest </li></ul>
  7. 7. Perrenial BK cases <ul><li>Birch </li></ul><ul><li>McLeodUSA </li></ul><ul><li>ICG </li></ul><ul><li>Mpower </li></ul>
  8. 8. Surprise! <ul><li>MCI / Worldcom </li></ul><ul><li>C&W USA </li></ul><ul><li>Enron </li></ul><ul><li>Excite @Home </li></ul><ul><li>Ardent aka CAIS Internet </li></ul><ul><li>e.spire </li></ul><ul><li>Adelphia </li></ul>
  9. 9. Wireless BK <ul><li>Worldwide Wireless Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband2Wireless </li></ul><ul><li>Metricom (Ricochet wireless) </li></ul><ul><li>Winstar </li></ul><ul><li>Thrucomm </li></ul><ul><li>NextWave </li></ul>
  10. 10. Even Satellite falls to BK <ul><li>Iridium </li></ul><ul><li>Motient </li></ul><ul><li>Starband </li></ul>
  11. 11. ISP BK’s Jato Comm. Internet Connect Voalris
  12. 12. Other BK’s <ul><li>GST Telecomm. (TWTC now) </li></ul><ul><li>Logix Communications Enterprises (out of bk) </li></ul><ul><li>Exodus Communications (C&W then Savvis) </li></ul><ul><li>Network Plus </li></ul><ul><li>StarNet (MegaPOP) </li></ul><ul><li>Globix </li></ul><ul><li>Teligent </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd Century </li></ul>
  13. 13. UNE-P Success = TRRO Trouble <ul><li>Supra - gone </li></ul><ul><li>Z-Tel - gone </li></ul><ul><li>Momentum – trying new things </li></ul><ul><li>McLeod – BK twice </li></ul><ul><li>ITC – now Deltacom giving away the store </li></ul><ul><li>Birch – BK twice </li></ul><ul><li>IDS – trying VoIP </li></ul><ul><li>Granite – UNE-P wholesaler </li></ul><ul><li>AT&T and MCI --> sold out to RBOC’s </li></ul>
  14. 14. MVNO = UNE-P ? ESPN Mobile Amp’ed
  15. 15. Does free work? <ul><ul><ul><li>Bluelight.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FreeI </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NetZero </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AOL </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Muni wi-fi </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Does Unlimited VoIP Work? SunRocket Vonage
  17. 17. Going Private Avaya Alltel Chrysler
  18. 18. Did We Learn Anything? Or are we destined for a repeat of 2000?
  19. 19. It Ain’t about the Tech It’s about being a Purple Cow

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