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Monthly Archives: April 2009


Level 3 earnings don’t support its candidacy for giant-killer status

Posted on by David Rohde

Sometimes falling revenue outweighs any attempt to outrace it by cutting costs. This is particularly true when a business is considered to be in a sketchy financial position in the first place. In a nutshell, that’s the position that Level … Continue reading


Wireless profits rise, but how much of it is your money?

Posted on by David Rohde

Even in tough economic times, almost everyone’s wireless expenditures are growing. So it’s understandable if a lot of your corporate wireless dollars are going to the big carriers’ revenue top line. But how much is going straight to their bottom … Continue reading


Juicy transport pricing found in managed services procurements

Posted on by David Rohde

When I say “managed services,” what do you think of? Managed services can be limited to extending the scope of the data network service to include the WAN access router, or they can include outsourcing the management of a company’s … Continue reading


New European mobile price caps ratified

Posted on by David Rohde

The European Parliament today ratified the recently discussed mobile price caps that go a long way to finally making roaming less onerous and less prone to very unpleasant bill surprises. Enterprises that send their end-users logging on and texting around … Continue reading


Can your grandmother run this IP network?

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In the realm of consumer telephony and Internet services, broadband providers have taken years to make their offerings what some people would call “grandma quality.” What that means is whether the service is completely transparent to the end-user, in the … Continue reading


How to make the new European mobile price caps really count

Posted on by Ben Fox

The following is a guest post by TC2 managing director Ben Fox, who is based in London. By now you may have seen press updates concerning the latest round of European regulatory announcements regarding the capping of the charges that … Continue reading


A date with your supplier at Pebble Beach, and five other mistakes you can’t afford to make

Posted on by Justin Castillo

The following is a guest post by Justin Castillo, a partner with our law firm affiliate, Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby, LLP. Many economists are warning that the current downturn could last into 2011 or beyond. Until it ends, enterprise … Continue reading


Frame relay farewell tour #3 under way

Posted on by David Rohde

Like a band that keeps announcing its retirement, traditional frame relay keeps waving good-bye but likes to stick around for another bow. Recently Verizon Business quietly made a change in the availability of its frame relay service. The carrier stuck … Continue reading