Telcordia New Entrants Toolkit (TNET)
Document Number SR-5060
Issue Number 01
Issue Date Feb 2001
ABSTRACT: The United States Telecommunications market exploded with opportunities in the latter half of the 1990s. Changes in technology,
regulation, and customer expectations merged to foster new and exciting opportunities that had been mere imaginings in prior years. As
the new millennium progresses, it is expected that change will become the norm and new entrants to the telecommunications industry will
strive to succeed and grow in creative and innovative ways.
The Telcordia New Entrants Toolkit (TNET) is just the document that a new entrant needs. In addition to background information and
commentaries on the Telecommunications Act of 1996, specific sections elaborate on Business Drivers and Constraints; Regulatory
Factors; Customer Interface; Industry Interfaces and the North American Numbering Plan; Designing and Planning the Network; Operations
Support Systems (OSS); Billing for Interconnections Services; Telecommunications Reform Issues; Telcordia solutions; and a listing of
resources to help you get the information you need when you need it.
New entrants in the local exchange business don't have the luxury of learning on the job. Telcordia has written and developed TNET
with you in mind. As leading consultants to the telecommunications industry, Telcordia has pinpointed areas that every new entrant
should be aware of and take into consideration as they travel the road leading to lasting success and to help prepare them for what