Alex Mandl: Local Call Hero?

Former AT&T President Alex Mandl is back in the spotlight--this time as a local-phone warrior. Now CEO of Vienna (Va.)-based startup Teligent, Mandl unveiled plans on Oct. 27 to take on the Baby Bells by offering cheaper local service using new wireless technology. Teligent began service in 10 major U.S. markets and will expand to five more by yearend.

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