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Monthly Archives: April 2012


The sociology of the cell phone store, and what it means to you

Posted on by David Rohde

You probably do so anyway in the course of events, but if you haven’t visited a wireless retail store in the last six months, make an excuse to check one out again. The last couple of times I’ve been in … Continue reading


The looming spectrum shortage: A threat to telecom budgets or a scare tactic?

Posted on by Dorothy Nederman

The following is a guest post by TC2 Analyst Dorothy Nederman, who is based in Washington, D.C. Here in Washington, where public policy and private interests clash every day, the big telecom players are adept at framing their own positions … Continue reading


Vodafone does want Cable & Wireless (but shareholders want them to want it more)

Posted on by David Rohde

It’s Monday and Vodafone has indeed put in its bid at the deadline for Cable & Wireless Worldwide, at just over £1 billion, or about $1.7 billion. The only problem is that if that price looks low for such a venerable telecom … Continue reading


Cable & Wireless bidders: And then there was one

Posted on by Ben Fox

The following is a guest post by TC2 managing director Ben Fox. As of today there’s one bidder left at the table for Cable & Wireless Worldwide – Vodafone. India’s Tata Communications has formally withdrawn from the C&WW bid talks, … Continue reading


In-region or out-of-region: What difference does it make where an access circuit is located?

Posted on by David Rohde

It’s intuitively obvious that if AT&T or Verizon is going to sell you a dedicated access line to a national voice or data service, the price of the access circuit depends on whether AT&T or Verizon is also the local … Continue reading


Level 3 cuts its frightening 2014 debt pile in half

Posted on by David Rohde

If your company has a centralized procurement process that includes a financial check of all prospective vendors, then you know the routine. You get an offer for a hot telecom service with smoking rates, and you order a financial readout of … Continue reading


AT&T to customer: It’s “impractical” to give you all the pricing, terms and conditions in your contract

Posted on by Justin Castillo

The following is a guest post by LB3 partner Justin Castillo, whose practice includes resolving customer-carrier disputes and negotiating enterprise wireless/wireline service contracts. Negotiating telecom agreements has never been easy or simple. First there were tariffs. Lots of them. Not only were … Continue reading


Networking’s top dog makes its pitch for distributed SIP Trunking

Posted on by David Rohde

In the broad community of IT and networking vendors, there’s a consensus that the winners in SIP Trunking so far are the makers of Session Border Controllers, or SBCs. For everyone else in the game of selling stuff to corporate … Continue reading