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Six points to negotiate a market-leading ETF clause

Posted on by Dorothy Hildebrandt

The following is a guest post by Dorothy Hildebrandt, a TC2 Senior Consultant based in Washington, D.C. Early Termination Fees, or ETFs, are ubiquitous in wireless contracts. As long as device costs remain so high that they require carrier subsidies, ETFs to … Continue reading

Looking past BlackBerry’s implosion and tentative sale to Canadian firm

Posted on by David Rohde

BlackBerry’s quarterly loss of nearly $1 billion and impending layoff of 4,500 employees announced late last week pretty much puts a wrap on the company’s chances of being a strategic vendor of smartphone devices going forward. Enterprises simply do not … Continue reading

Does it really matter who owns the devices that run Windows Phone?

Posted on by David Rohde

Any time you look at the financials of the top four or five IT companies – Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, Google and Oracle – you have to come to the same conclusion. Between them they have over a quarter trillion dollars in … Continue reading

Nextel subscriber run-off hits hard as Sprint struggles to remake itself

Posted on by David Rohde

Every idea you’ve heard that preserves Sprint’s long-term relevance in the U.S. telecom marketplace has an asterisk so big that it might as well be flashing yellow even in boring, black-and-white newspaper copy. All of this was demonstrated in Sprint’s fourth-quarter … Continue reading

Verizon Wireless launches new data sharing plan for enterprise users

Posted on by Ben Fox

The following is a guest post by TC2 managing director Ben Fox. Further to its earlier announcements, Verizon Wireless has now provided the details of its new “Nationwide for Business Data Packages & Plans” which are available starting today. Based … Continue reading

There’s haphazard BYOD, and there’s real enterprise BYOD

Posted on by David Rohde

“Bring Your Own Device” is one of those terms that’s turning out to be a misnomer in the enterprise, at least if you deploy it correctly. A term I’ve seen recently – the “integrated multi-device environment” – might be a … Continue reading

Sprint finally makes it to the LTE starting line

Posted on by David Rohde

Sprint’s LTE network is finally on! Well, probably not where you or the bulk of your employees are. But an announcement today that Sprint’s 4G LTE has launched in 15 markets at least gets Sprint into the LTE game. With … Continue reading

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

Posted on by David Rohde

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