I don't think I can agree with you on the price of telco equipment not going down. Tech is not like automobiles. The computer I can get today for a few hundred dollars is far more powerful than the one I bought a decade ago for a couple thousand. I remember the first calculator I saw in the early 1970s. Plug in, did only basic math functions (add, subtract, multiply, divide), and cost $300. $300 then is a couple of thousand today. They give these things away now with far greater functions. My father bought one of the earliest digital watches. Cost a lot. Now they are $5 at Wal Mart. Being a high cost provider in tech is not an easy place to be.
Exactly. While things like food, land and gas tend to go up in price over time, technology tends to go down in price. An LCD TV ten years ago cost something like $5,000. Today you can get a better one for $500.
alu has to a better job of showing the end use how they can save and make money with there equipment and software package .. looks like eric still does a better job with the same workforce ... never researched it but was lucent only contract before he break up for att .. did they compete overseas or was there stuff given away by att to set up phone systems .. remember the att gold phone for cuba in the godfather