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Competition: the gold rush is over

JEAN-GUY RENS
Partners in telecommunications, Vol.4, No 1,
Magazine for Bell Employees in Quebec
January/ February, 1996

Everyone agrees that competition in the telecommunications industry is a success story. Long distance rates are dropping faster than expected and new services are being rolled out at lightning speed. And yet, all the players, including Bell, are experiencing financial problems. So just what is the outlook for competition?

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The Information Society: From Virtual Reality to Reality

JEAN-GUY RENS
Partners in telecommunications Vol.3, No 6,
November/ December, 1995
Magazine for Bell Employees in Quebec

A series of pulses flash through a fiber-optic network--unseen, unheard, unfelt in the absolute optoelectronic stillness. Several million dollars have just changed hands.

What's known in computer jargon as "real time" is nothing other than the speed of light. The accelerating pace of financial, professional and, finally, human transactions is having repercussions on every sector of society: work, leisure, intellectual property, censorship, privacy... Nothing is left untouched.

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