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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Vodafone’s enterprise ambitions fuelled by another likely move into fixed line

Posted on by Ben Fox

The following is a guest post by TC2 managing director Ben Fox. Swapping contraction in worldwide mobile for expansion of its ambitions for fixed line, Vodafone has confirmed that it is contemplating launching a takeover bid for Cable & Wireless … Continue reading


FCC’s rejection of LightSquared is the latest in Sprint’s trail of hurdles

Posted on by David Rohde

Quiz: Who has the 4G first-mover advantage? If you said Verizon, I might as well declare you correct in the real world – even though you’re not correct. As an academic matter, the U.S. 4G first mover is actually Sprint. … 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


Call center minutes and features: Ripe for savings in an era of technology transition

Posted on by David Rohde

The intense desire for mobility sometimes seems to overwhelm every other networking consideration, including the once-sacrosanct “five nines of availability” for phone calls. But huge increases in wireless outlays often lead telecom managers to note one remaining, unquestioned advantage of … Continue reading


Could 2012’s new Apple and RIM models put carriers’ LTE capabilities in the spotlight?

Posted on by Ben Fox

The following is a guest post by TC2 managing director Ben Fox. At the start of 2012 Verizon Wireless is considerably ahead of the pack in rolling out LTE network services, despite some hiccups along the way. AT&T officially launched … Continue reading