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SIP Trunking is driving users’ ability to consolidate vendors in Europe

Posted on by Ben Fox

The following is a guest post by TC2 managing director Ben Fox. Enterprises with multiple locations spread across Europe commonly purchase traditional fixed voice transport services (i.e. voice circuits, usage and DID/DDI services) from a range of local PTTs and … Continue reading

The coming Vodafone solution may involve multiple companies and governments

Posted on by David Rohde

As Sprint prepares to fold itself into Softbank, an even bigger transaction affecting both U.S. domestic and global telecom is on the horizon. But it’s been shrouded in complexity and mystery, this time with at least two national governments having … Continue reading

Vodafone clears hurdle to pick up Cable & Wireless

Posted on by David Rohde

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

VoIP and SIP are great! Now make sure it’s legal

Posted on by David Rohde

Recently I’ve drawn a number of analogies between the migration to SIP Trunking and past migrations of enterprise network services. But there’s one way in which this movement is very different than changes from private line to frame relay to … Continue reading

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

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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 India’s Tata Communications has formally withdrawn from the C&WW bid talks, … Continue reading

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

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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

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