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Monthly Archives: June 2012

T-Mobile jockeys for position, ends opposition to Verizon cable spectrum buy

Posted on by David Rohde

One thing’s clear about wireless spectrum: Nobody’s getting any more of it without a fight from somebody else. And by “fight” I don’t mean a boxing match to a knockout, but a tough negotiation till your opponent gets what it … Continue reading


Microsoft’s tablet entry adds to procurement challenges in mobilizing IT

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How are Microsoft and corporate telecom managers in the same boat? Both are huffing and puffing to keep up with the tablet revolution. Okay, I certainly don’t want to give Big Redmond too much credit – or compare them favorably … Continue reading


Vodafone clears hurdle to pick up Cable & Wireless

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It took a while, but it looks like Cable & Wireless Worldwide is going to settle into the arms of Vodafone after all. London investment firm Orbis, which owns 19% of C&W Worldwide and wanted a higher price than the … Continue reading


XO could be next on the Second Tier Consolidation Express

Posted on by David Rohde

You gotta give XO Communications credit just for being part of the conversation. Here’s a company that’s been selling mainly to small and medium-sized companies for seemingly forever, generally touting whatever is the latest trendy thing. But these days it’s also … Continue reading


Nextel customers: Your transition work starts now, since Sprint’s already started theirs

Posted on by Justin Castillo

The following is a guest post by LB3 partner Justin Castillo. As well known as it’s been that Sprint would be shutting down the Nextel iDEN network, last week’s announcement that the network will be decommissioned “as early as” June … Continue reading


Will Research in Motion be sold? And what impact would it have?

Posted on by David Rohde

Let’s go for the short answer: Yes, BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion will probably be sold … or something. No company issues the kind of continuous drumbeat of news about restructuring, job-cutting, replacing executives, and hiring “advisers” (a.k.a. investment bankers) that … Continue reading