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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Negotiating around corporate mandates … your own as well as your vendor’s

Posted on by David Rohde

How often has a carrier account manager conditioned a particular response to you around what he or she “can do” or “has to do” in light of corporate directives? Pretty often, I bet. Carriers find it convenient to tie the … Continue reading

Think like a bondholder to assess contract term risk with carriers

Posted on by David Rohde

One of the shocks that people often get with their first stock market investment is finding out what a stockholder really is. People often buy stocks thinking they’re getting a “piece of the pie” along with the other stockholders. But … Continue reading

What’s the real story behind the Verizon Wireless and Skype tie-up?

Posted on by Ben Fox

In the following guest post, TC2’s London-based managing director Ben Fox continues his comments about the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Besides the increasing momentum for establishing LTE as a global mobile broadband standard, the other very interesting announcement from … Continue reading

LTE triumphant? Barcelona brings CDMA carriers into the GSM Association

Posted on by Ben Fox

The following is a guest post by TC2 managing director Ben Fox, who is based in London. This week’s 2010 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has been the setting for a number of significant developments in the global mobile marketplace. … Continue reading

Great prices, lousy terms? How not to let your carrier sabotage the deal

Posted on by David Rohde

You might have thought that the IP convergerce era would have brought in easier networks and simpler contracts. You know, buy one service from one carrier, have it do everything, sign a single document where all the conditions for buying … Continue reading

Google wants to be your carrier … or at least sound like one to get what it wants

Posted on by David Rohde

It used to be an article of faith that telecom carriers knew how to be Washington players and IT vendors didn’t. Decades of Washington experience gave the “RBOCs” and “long distance carriers” hooks into the regulatory scene. A CEO like … Continue reading

How accurate is your commitment tracking report?

Posted on by Janis Stephens

The following is a guest post by TC2 Senior Consultant Janis Stephens, whose special expertise includes many of the disciplines surrounding contract compliance and bill auditing. Everyone assumes that their telecom bills will contain errors. But most enterprises accept their … Continue reading

Is it safe to send text messages in Europe? Mobile caps and the corporate user

Posted on by Mark Sheard

The following is a guest post by TC2 Senior Consultant Mark Sheard, who is based in London. Did 2009 mark the end of overcharging for text messaging and data applications while roaming in Europe? You might think so because of … Continue reading