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Impact on Enterprise Customers of AT&T Acquisition of T-Mobile

Mar 21, 2011 - Articles by

AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA will, if approved, significantly degrade the competitive landscape in the wireless services market. When all is said and done it could effectively reduce the number of significant providers not by a quarter but by half. The combined market share, spectrum holdings, and network infrastructure […]

You Can’t Outsource Ownership of Your Telecommunications Spend

Feb 22, 2011 - Articles by

If there’s one thing that users universally complain about, it’s the prevalence of billing errors. Telecom managers routinely tear their hair out from the frustration of wading through the pile of impenetrable bills and spreadsheets delivered each month by the carriers. Just trying to match the bills to the underlying […]

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.  […]