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Unbundling

Separation of a multinational firm's transfers of funds into discrete flows for specific purposes. See: Bundling.

Unbundling

The practice of separating previously joined products and selling them. Unbundling tends to become more common under deregulatory policies.

unbundling

The separation and separate pricing of products and services by financial institutions. When deregulation resulted in price competition and the introduction of new products, financial institutions found it increasingly necessary to offer and price each product separately.

unbundling

a colloquial term used to describe a DE-MERGER (the break-up of a company originally formed through a MERGER into two or more separate companies) or more generally the sale of a number of its business divisions by a conglomerate company (see DIVERSIFICATION).
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He continued, "Over the past year Chairman Powell has repeatedly expressed his desire to scale back the RBOCs (regional Bell operating companies') obligation to offer unbundled network elements, as required by the 1996 Telecom Act.
Since Covad is a facilities-based provider, we do not rely on unbundled switching from the ILECs or UNE-P, where the rate increases were more substantial.
customers should be given opportunity to pick and choose which amenities they want to receive and pay for, charges for unbundled services shall be a fixed amount and announced well in advance by the airlines which shall not vary with the base fare for a particular flight, the key guiding principle shall be adequate disclosure and transparency on the part of airlines on the websites, online travel portals and travel agents so that the consumers maximize the informed choice, airline to file details of services to be unbundled and fee charges for the same to DGCA in terms of product description, charges/fee, manner of disclosure to public, terms and conditions etc.
First, the University of Washington's Paul Hill and Colorado State Senator Mike Johnston sketch a framework for thinking about unbundling and consider what new, unbundled schooling models might look like in practice.
Gas supply is thus being fully unbundled from gas transmission by March 2012 in line with EU requirements.
Unbundled services allow clients to hire attorneys for specific tasks--for instance, coaching them through mediation, ghostwriting letters, preparing briefs, handling settlement discussions, or going to trial--rather than full representation, in which a lawyer handles a client's case from start to finish.
The net rate of increase in the number of unbundled lines in all Western European countries combined has gone from fewer than 800,000 lines in the first half of 2004 to more than 2 million in subsequent 6-month periods.
Tiscali, an Internet and broadband company, has announced a further deal with Internet service provider PlusNet to provide wholesale unbundled broadband services.
Most family law lawyers and judges haven't had any personal experience with new rules that allow the delivery of unbundled legal services in family law cases, but those who have like the rules.
Our model, because of the proliferation of purpose-built assisted living in Massachusetts, and because of its unbundled nature and lower cost, is considered pre-assisted living--people can drop in and out of services every day, month, or week.