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Monthly Archives: January 2010

AT&T huffs and puffs to keep up with the power of its brand

Posted on by David Rohde

In the telecom industry, life is different when your name is AT&T. Recent network difficulties that iPhone users have experienced in big cities such as New York and San Francisco are reminiscent of any number of past capacity and congestion … Continue reading

Cell phone donations show need for coordinated policy, technical and HR safeguards

Posted on by Kevin DiLallo

The following is a guest post by LB3 partner Kevin DiLallo, whose practice includes a specialty in the negotiation of enterprise wireless service contracts. Putting mobile devices with far more independent intelligence than the regular desk phone into the hands … Continue reading

Avaya’s plans for Nortel could force serious SIP proposals from carriers

Posted on by David Rohde

Avaya came out with its product roadmap for the acquired Nortel base this week, and you could summarize it like this: We’ll give you lots of space at the beginning of the year, provided you’re playing ball with us by … Continue reading

SIP trunking is bubbling up from the bottom

Posted on by David Rohde

A growing number of large enterprises are reporting various experiences in sounding out and testing AT&T and Verizon on SIP trunking services. The big carriers are moving at sometimes uncertain speeds to completely leap into the market with aggressive proposals … Continue reading

Impending 4G network buildouts will soon drive critical enterprise decisions

Posted on by Jack Deal

The following is a guest post by TC2 managing director Jack Deal, who is based in Baltimore. A big part of effective corporate telecom management is timing. That’s obviously true when you’re dealing with a tactical issue such as when … Continue reading

The true impact of Verizon and AT&T’s new unlimited plan pricing

Posted on by Ben Fox

The following is a guest post by TC2 managing director Ben Fox, who is based in London. On Friday Verizon Wireless announced that, starting tomorrow, it will be offering its suite of unlimited usage plans at $30 per month less … Continue reading

Sprint and the Wall Street/Main Street disconnect

Posted on by David Rohde

One of the things about being on the user side of the telecom business is that the statements the carriers make to Wall Street can come across as funny or ironic. They have to brag and spin to financial analysts … Continue reading