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Ebbers: yielding the best return for shareholders
01 March 1999
Following an aggressive acquisition strategy, WorldCom, now MCI Worldcom, has been transformed from a US national long-distance player, into one of the world's leading telcos. Basil Ballhatchet talks to Bernard Ebbers, the president and CEO of MCI WorldCom, about the operator's strategy and plans.
MCI WorldCom has been one of the biggest success stories in
telecoms over the past few years. The company has gained
prominence through an aggressive acquisition strategy and an
ability to serve millions of US business and consumer customers
with a fully integrated package of long distance, local, data,
Internet and other communications services. It has one of the
largest fibre-optic nation-wide networks in the US spanning
over 45,000 miles. The company has over 100 fibre-based, high
capacity local networks with direct connectivity to more than
33,000 office buildings. Its seamless network also spans Canada
and Mexico. Its Internet business is growing at 70% annually
and yields over $2 billion in annualized revenue.
Stephanie Comfort, principal telecoms analyst at Morgan
Stanley Dean Witter, explains why she believes that the company
has been so successful: "They have been able to heavily focus
on the business market. They have been able to...
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