The Telecommunications Industry in Transition: Impact of Divestiture.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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On 1 January 1984 the final act of a long anti-trust suit between the Department of Justice and the American Telephone and Telegraph Company unfolded. ATT divested itself of its twenty-two operating companies and simultaneously shed its long coveted position as a regulated monopoly. Military and civilian telecommunication managers at policy or operational levels must consider telecommunications as an industry in transition and act accordingly to maximize opportunities of competition and minimize the hazards and frustrations of an industry reaching out in all directions at once. Presented in this thesis is a brief historical review of the telecommunication industry and events leading to deregulation. Management challenges and opportunities are examined on the basis of the changing technology advancing the telecommunications industry. Strategies for telecommunication managers are examined in view of the opportunities and problems encountered. Author
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