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What You Get (and What You Don’t) When Procuring “4G” Services

Feb 2, 2011 - Articles by

All four national U.S. wireless network operators are now offering services branded as “4G.” As exasperating as it is to purists, marketing departments couldn’t give a hoot that none of these services actually fulfills the ITU’s data rate requirements for 4G. 4G is now essentially a term used by network […]

SIP Trunking Contracts Part 2

Dec 6, 2010 - Articles by

This is the second in a two-part article on procurement issues in SIP trunking, authored by the leading attorneys and consultants in the field, Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby and their associates, TechCaliber Consulting. Part One can be found here. SIP trunking’s key value proposition is that it gives enterprises the […]

SIP Trunking Part 1

Nov 21, 2010 - Articles by

SIP trunking (VoIP based on the Session Initiation Protocol, which has become the industry standard for enterprise VoIP) has been in development for years. It’s now becoming mainstream as enterprises focus on cutting costs. But before kissing TDM voice goodbye, you need to make sure that the sellers keep their […]

There Is Only One Sure Way To Get The Lowest Possible Telecom Prices

Oct 1, 2009 - Articles by

Prices for telecom services have been falling for as long as any of us can remember.  Price savings in return for contract renewals, or as part of mid-term contract benchmarking exercises, or as the result of a competitive procurement, have become the de facto expectation of IT and procurement departments.  […]

Extreme Makeover, Wireless Edition

Mar 26, 2009 - Articles by

Corporate reorganizations are becoming almost commonplace in this difficult economic climate. Even the largest, most storied institutions are finding themselves parties to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and downsizings they probably didn’t envision as recently as three months ago, much less when they negotiated their last round of wireless service and equipment […]

Comparing Apples To Marshmallows And Other Tales Of MPLS

Nov 1, 2007 - Articles by

The focus of Customers’ Corner is typically commerce and policy — carrier contract machinations, or key regulatory issues that affect the user bottom line. That said, once in a while we venture into technical subjects, if only to burnish our geek bona fides.This is one of those times. In the […]