Reply to post: Ironic as BT and AT&T did like each other once...

That thing we do in the UK? Should be ILLEGAL in the US, moans ex-State monopoly BT

Jay 2
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Ironic as BT and AT&T did like each other once...

Once upon a time, well probably about 1999, BT and AT&T (that's the old proper one, not the new at&t) did actually form an alliance. The plan was that they wouldn't step on each other's toes in the other's home market, and they would share stuff:

The fount of all knowledge has some info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concert_Communications_Services

At the time I worked for AT&T Communications (UK) Ltd, which was a proper UK-based telco. Of course no-one had even warned us of this tie-up, so in one foul swoop of a press conference/release we all realised our days were numbered. I left soon after and what was left was flogged off to Viatel and/or Global Crossing I recall.

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