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AT&T and Verizon’s UnMergers

Staying Connected

Release Date: 07/08/2021

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Worldwide, the race is on to build out 5G networks.  In the U.S., T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T are laying out their plans, and their money, to own a piece of this next-generation wireless market.  At the beginning of this month, however, AT&T filed a Petition at the Federal Communications Commission asking for the adoption of so-called “spectrum screens.”  Is this AT&T being a good corporate citizen supporting sensible regulation to preserve competition, or is AT&T cynically exploiting the regulatory process to slow down T-Mobile and protect its own position?...

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According to sources, GTT Communications is heading into Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  The filing is expected to take place once GTT’s sale of its European and transoceanic fiber business is completed with I-Squared Capital.  The bankruptcy filing could be a bad thing for enterprises or – by eliminating close to $3 billion in debt – GTT might be able to refocus its business and offer the type of transformational technology and services enterprises need. In this 8 minute podcast, , one of TC2’s Managing Directors, and take a look at how GTT got into this position and offer some...

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Earlier in 2021, the Federal Communications Commission announced the winners of the C-Band spectrum auction – the wireless frequency carriers need to provide the holy grail of 5G services.  AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile have committed billions of dollars to secure the needed spectrum and build-out of their networks, expecting a big payback from consumers and enterprises. In this 10 minute podcast, , a Partner at LB3, and TC2’s take a closer look at what this revolutionary wireless technology holds for the future. If you would like to learn more about our experience in this...

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Well, it happened again.  For the fifth time in three years, T-Mobile, the nation’s second largest wireless carrier, has suffered a data breach that exposed highly sensitive personal information, affecting some 53 million current and past customers, as well as others who may have applied for T-Mobile accounts and were denied.  Most alarmingly, it appears T-Mobile wasn’t aware that it had been hacked and the hackers claim to have already sold the first batch of data.  This 11-minute podcast with , a Partner at LB3, and TC2’s takes a closer look at how this hack may...

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Successful ICT implementations begin during the procurement process, not when you hand over the new contract to the implementation team.  Failure to include implementation as part of your RFP will almost certainly lead to a compromised technology transformation and disappointed end users. Listen to this 14-minute podcast as TC2’s and discuss how companies can dramatically improve the likelihood of a successful ICT deal implementation. If you would like to learn more about our experience in this space, please visit our and webpages.

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Lumen Technologies recently announced two sizable business divestitures that could see them realize $10 billion in sales proceeds and help the company refocus its strategy.  In the first sale, Lumen’s Latin American business is being sold to the investment firm Stonepeak for $2.7 billion and in the second, even larger sale, the telco’s local incumbent carrier operations in 20 states are going to Apollo Funds for $7.5 billion. In this 11 minute podcast, , one of TC2’s Managing Directors, and , a Partner with LB3, discuss with TC2’s what these asset divestures mean and speculate...

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In this 6 minute part two of the two-part podcast, LB3 Partners and discuss with TC2’s what new state data protection Acts mean for enterprise buyers of technology.  Laura and Deb outline the contracting obligations enterprises must follow to comply with these Acts … and failure to comply could cost your plenty. If you would like to learn more about our experience in this space, please visit our , and webpages.

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In May 2018, the European Union adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to provide sweeping data protections for consumers.  It didn’t take long before this type of regulation made its way to the US, first landing in California as the California Data Protection Act (CCPA), and similar laws are now rolling out in Virginia, Colorado, and soon many other states. Listen to this 9 minute part one of a two-part podcast where LB3 Partners and talk with TC2’s about what these Acts mean for enterprise buyers of technology. If you would like to learn more about our experience...

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AT&T and Verizon’s UnMergers show art AT&T and Verizon’s UnMergers

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About five years ago AT&T and Verizon announced with great fanfare their strategic business expansion into the world of content development.  The carriers spent billions of dollars and had to overcome fierce regulatory resistance to acquire companies such as Time Warner and Yahoo.  Roll forward to 2021 and both companies have taken a huge U-turn and made the strategic decision to unload all of these acquired assets … at fire sale prices. Listen to this 11 minute podcast as , the Managing Partner at LB3 and Chairman of TC2, and TC2’s describe how AT&T and Verizon are...

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A profound difference in the construct of service level agreements (SLAs) between managed services and outsourcing deals and network transport SLAs is that SLAs are more custom to a particular contract or customer.  Knowing what to measure and how to measure it, however, can be challenging. In this 10 minute podcast, , one of TC2’s Managing Directors, and help you understand how to define and negotiate these custom SLAs so you can include them in your next managed services or outsourcing deal. If you would like to learn more about our experience in this space, please visit our and ...

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About five years ago AT&T and Verizon announced with great fanfare their strategic business expansion into the world of content development.  The carriers spent billions of dollars and had to overcome fierce regulatory resistance to acquire companies such as Time Warner and Yahoo.  Roll forward to 2021 and both companies have taken a huge U-turn and made the strategic decision to unload all of these acquired assets … at fire sale prices.

Listen to this 11 minute podcast as Andrew Brown, the Managing Partner at LB3 and Chairman of TC2, and TC2’s Joe Schmidt describe how AT&T and Verizon are “unmerging” these content plays to refocus on their core network services, particularly 5G, and why enterprises look to benefit.

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