Optical/IP Networks

Were MCI Engineers In On It Too?

AT&T Corp. (NYSE: T)is creating an awful stink about MCI's (Nasdaq: MCIT) alleged creative routing practices, but according to analysts familiar with MCI’s network, it might not be in as much trouble as AT&T would have us believe (see MCI's 'Creative Routing').

According to court documents passed to Boardwatch that were filed by AT&T this week in the U.S. bankruptcy court in New York, MCI “knowingly, intentionally, and recklessly shifted to AT&T the cost of terminating its customers’ calls to areas of the U.S. with especially high access charges for terminating calls… dumping high cost traffic upon AT&T.”

AT&T says its has undertaken significant testing of the calls coming onto its network from Canada, where MCI rerouted calls to save itself access charges, to prove this...

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