Articles By Lawrence Surtees

Blocked at the pass

Blocked at the pass

The issue of fees paid by competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) to incumbent phone companies has become a lightening rod...

July 25th, 2002 Lawrence Surtees
Wheel of telecom history spinning back to monopoly

Wheel of telecom history spinning back to monopoly

The history of the telecom industry offers a critical lesson that is worth recalling in the face of many recent...

June 14th, 2001 Lawrence Surtees
Telecom shareholders need a Reformation

Telecom shareholders need a Reformation

The disastrous drop in telecom share prices and controversy surrounding massive stock option payouts to industry kingpins, including Nortel Networks...

April 19th, 2001 Lawrence Surtees
Wireless location technology poses threats to all parties

Wireless location technology poses threats to all parties

During a recent trip to Germany, I naively thought of myself as a simple traveller and sightseer. But each swipe...

March 22nd, 2001 Lawrence Surtees
Bell decision reminiscent of past reaction to competition

Bell decision reminiscent of past reaction to competition

Bell Canada's quiet decision to limit its First Rate consumer long-distance calling plan sends an alarming message that the days...

December 14th, 2000 Lawrence Surtees
BCE has poor diversification past

BCE has poor diversification past

BCE Inc.'s valiant defence of the argument that content is king fails to erase the perception held by skeptics that...

November 16th, 2000 Lawrence Surtees