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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Pending decisions pile up for Verizon as earnings comparisons get tougher

Posted on by David Rohde

You may have noticed that Verizon officials have been very cagey about any upcoming deal with Apple to offer the iPhone. They’ve preferred to let “sources close to Apple” be the ones to appear to leak stories to the press … Continue reading

Adding Optimization to Contract Compliance: Small additional effort, big dividends

Posted on by Julie Gardner

The following is a guest post by TC2 Senior Consultant Julie Gardner, who leads TC2’s Contract Compliance and Optimization practice. The tales of carrier billing run afoul are legendary among telecom professionals. Indeed, the proliferation of errors and sheer volume … Continue reading

AT&T survives and thrives, not least because of its legacy national business

Posted on by David Rohde

My guess is that you haven’t seen many stories about “The Death of AT&T” recently. It seems odd now, but as recently as six or seven years ago such stories were common. AT&T was a dying brand, went the refrain. … Continue reading

The multidisciplinary world of the corporate telecom professional

Posted on by David Rohde

Are you an economist? A sociologist? Maybe a behavioral psychologist? Sometimes it feels like you need all of these credentials to run telecom in complex business organizations. The way that people communicate is undergoing a transformation, and that can play … Continue reading

Sprint can be SIP-PY too: The prospects for a wireline resurgence

Posted on by David Rohde

For all the movement toward SIP Trunking, almost every prospective SIP provider has a potential stumbling block in attracting large enterprises to its product. AT&T, Verizon and Qwest are huge incumbent local carriers with incentives to discourage customers from swapping … Continue reading

Percentage surcharge leapfrog game enters a new phase

Posted on by David Rohde

One reason why the telecom surcharge problem is so aggravating is that it operates in such an insidious way. Most corporate telecom managers understand that the current universal service surcharge, which is expressed as a percentage of applicable interstate (including … Continue reading

The iPhone in the mix: Verizon, AT&T juggle 2011 market and investment plans

Posted on by David Rohde

Verizon is launching an iPhone offering! Well, not quite yet. That’s the news you may hear around the office today, although it’s actually not what Verizon announced. Instead, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that Apple will be mass-producing … Continue reading

Cell phone recordkeeping rules ended, reducing cost and risk of company-subsidized devices

Posted on by Kevin DiLallo

The following is a guest post by LB3 partner Kevin DiLallo, whose practice includes a concentration in the negotiation of enterprise wireless service contracts. On Monday President Obama signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act, which incorporates the MOBILE … Continue reading