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More for your Euro: The rise of daily smartphone roaming plans

Posted on by Mark Sheard

The following is a guest post by Mark Sheard, Managing Director of TC2 UK. For some time in European mobile deals, the availability of smartphone daily roaming plans for mobile data services was a novel and often cost-effective differentiator for … Continue reading


Deutsche Telekom, stuck with the U.S., may make a U.K. retreat

Posted on by Mark Sheard

The following is a guest post by TC2′s Mark Sheard, who is based in London. Deutsche Telekom had important plans for the funds it was expecting to receive from the sale of T-Mobile USA to AT&T, and ripples from the … Continue reading


Wireless unlimited data? You don’t want it anyway

Posted on by Mark Sheard

The following is a guest post by TC2’s Mark Sheard, who is based in London. There was a time when unlimited monthly data was the plan to have. If you can get “all you can eat” for a low fixed … Continue reading


Soaring demand for devices and apps requires a savvy management response

Posted on by Mark Sheard

Until recently, companies buying wireless devices and plans for employees based purchasing decisions on price, coverage and (maybe) key contract terms. In contrast, corporations procuring wireline services have historically paid a lot of attention to differences in capability and features. … Continue reading


Even bankers love the iPhone, so what’s a telecom manager to do?

Posted on by Mark Sheard

The following is a guest post by TC2 Senior Consultant Mark Sheard, who is based in London. When one of the world’s largest banks gives corporate users the option of switching from the BlackBerry to the iPhone, you know that … 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