Bell Atlantic to Merge Two Wholesale Organizations Reorganization to Provide Single Point of Contact to Other Carriers.
NEW YORK, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell Atlantic will merge its Carrier Services and Telecom Industry Services (TIS) groups on September 1. The move is expected to enhance the level of service to other telecommunications carriers, while also improving efficiencies.
The two units are part of the company's Network Services organization. Carrier Services provides access and billing services to other telecommunications carriers. TIS serves wireless carriers, resellers, competitive local exchange companies, pay phone providers and independent local exchange companies.
Pat Hanley, the current president of Bell Atlantic Carrier Services, will head the new combined organization, which will have about 700 employees. Jack Goldberg, the president of Telecom Industry Services, will become senior vice president for strategy and business development in Network Services.
"We're finding that the requirements of interexchange carriers and local telecommunications providers are becoming increasingly similar. In fact, in many cases they are the same company," said Paul Lacouture, group president for Network Services. "Our new combined organization will give carriers a single point of contact for doing business with Bell Atlantic."
Hanley, a 32-year Bell Atlantic veteran, has led Carrier Services since 1993. Previously, he was vice president for carrier marketing and sales. During the 1980s he served in several regulatory positions at Bell Atlantic, including vice president for regulatory and industry affairs.
Prior to joining Bell Atlantic, Hanley was division manager for access tariffs at Bellcore (Bell Communications Research Inc.). He also worked for AT&T, where he was responsible for developing cost studies and interstate tariff filings.
Hanley, a Bronx, N.Y., Native, is a graduate of St. Peter's College St. Peter's College may refer to: Places of education sorted by location
In his new post, Goldberg will be responsible for leading the development of an integrated vision and strategic plan for the future of the Network Services group. This will include the coordination and integration of several activities and systems already under development within Network Services.
Prior to heading TIS, Goldberg served as vice president for wholesale markets for NYNEX NYNEX New York-New England & X for the Unknown (Telephone Company)
NYNEX New York Network Exchange . He was also vice president for network interconnection marketing and sales. He joined the Bell System in 1971 and has held positions with New England Telephone Verizon New England, Inc., formerly New England Telephone & Telegraph Co., is a Bell Operating Company that serves the majority of New England. It is an operating unit of Verizon Communications.
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The Telephone Company of New York and AT&T.
Goldberg currently serves on the board of the National Exchange Carrier Association. He has an engineering degree from City College of New York “City College” redirects here. For other uses, see City College (disambiguation).
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