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T-Mobile Makes a Cogent Wireline Deal

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Release Date: 09/15/2022

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Personal information generates considerable revenue for companies who collect it.  Google has users’ location information that it offers to advertisers for targeted ad placements, and it delivers massive profits to Google.  The practice, however, has landed Google in some hot water. Listen to this 8-minute podcast as , an LB3 Senior Partner, and TC2’s discuss Google’s recent $400 million settlement with state AGs and highlight how other trusted companies are playing fast and loose with user personal information. If you would like to learn more about our experience in this...

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The Citizens Broadband Radio Service, also known as CBRS, has drawn little media attention compared to 5G cellular, but it is starting to get some traction with carriers, ISPs, and enterprise customers.  There are a number of legal and technical issues that a user needs to consider before committing to CBRS, but the benefits of CBRS can be significant. Listen to this 10-minute podcast as , a Partner at LB3, TC2’s Technology Director, , and discuss this “other” wireless technology and provide you with what you need to know about CBRS. If you would like to learn more about our...

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On November 3, 2022, the annual LB3 and TC2 NYC Conference returns to New York City after a three-year pandemic hiatus!  Join and as they walk through the agenda of topics planned for discussion, including: how to successfully source and deploy Unified Communications, how to structure and execute Network Transport RFPs and contract negotiations for SD-WAN and Internet First initiatives (as well as legacy services like MPLS), what you need to know about Public Cloud, Managed Services/Outsourcing, and hardware/equipment deals, as well as a critical look at sourcing and managing Telecom...

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As we covered in , T-Mobile has conveyed to customers that wireline services are not part of their long-term strategic service portfolio.  However, last week’s announcement that T-Mobile is selling its wireline data services to Cogent caught many by surprise. Listen to this 6-minute podcast as , one of TC2’s Managing Directors, and , Managing Director of TC2 UK, discuss with what this transaction means for enterprise customers of legacy Sprint wireline services. If you would like to learn more about our experience in this space, please visit our and webpages.

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Service providers often make changes to their core network infrastructure to introduce new technology or to retire legacy equipment and these changes, while well-intentioned, can and often do adversely affect enterprise service and resilient network designs. Listen to this 13-minute podcast as , a Senior Partner at LB3, and , a Senior Consultant at TC2, discuss with how enterprises are notified of these provider changes and what can be done to minimize their impact on enterprise network architectures and service delivery. If you would like to learn more about our experience in this space,...

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Recent Q2 2022 financial results from some of the big telcos tell a much different story from a few years ago, and certainly from 8-10 years ago.  AT&T and Verizon both had a weak 2nd quarter and the headline for both is that they had declines in the wireline enterprise market.   Listen to this 12-minute podcast as , a Senior Partner at LB3, and , a Director at TC2, talk to about why the carriers saw a decline in wireline revenue and offer tips for navigating the changing enterprise market. If you would like to learn more about our experience in this space, please visit our...

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What do the U.S. Secret Service and the nation’s largest financial institutions have in common?  Tune in to hear about two high-profile investigations involving these institutions that highlight the enormous risks created by lax management of employees’ text messages, apps, and personal mobile devices in the workplace.  In this 8-minute podcast, , a Senior Partner at LB3, discusses with TC2’s how failure to comply with recordkeeping laws and regulations have gotten the Secret Service and some big banks into hot water and offer some useful tips for controlling the risks that...

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There is an ongoing dispute between the FCC and the FAA that revolves around wireless carriers’ use of C-Band spectrum to deliver new 5G services, and the aviation industry’s use of nearby spectrum for a critical safety system – the radio altimeter.  Listen to this 8-minute podcast as , a Partner at LB3, , TC2’s Technical Director, and provide another important update on this dispute.  Failure by the communications industry and aviation industry to come to agreeable terms soon will almost certainly result in more flight cancellations and delays … something no one wants or...

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Record inflation is having some impact on everyone’s personal lives.  It is also taking its toll on enterprise ICT budgets, and telecom and other IT companies are working hard to make their inflation problems your inflation problems. On this 10-minute podcast TC2’s , TC2’s Executive Director, , a Senior Consultant at TC2, and look at how ICT vendors pass on their increased costs to you and offer advice on specific steps that you can take to mitigate – or even stop – these expenses.  If you would like to learn more about our experience in this space, please visit our and ...

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Many of the large systems integrators’ recent financial results indicate that large enterprises are increasingly turning to global system integrators, outsourcers, and professional services firms to deliver their IT functions and strategic projects, combining traditional IT outsourcing with large, transformational IT programs. In this 10-minute podcast, , one of TC2’s Managing Directors, and discuss the growth and trends they’re seeing in customized IT services deals and offer insight into what to consider when negotiating your next deal. If you would like to learn more about our...

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As we covered in previous podcasts, T-Mobile has conveyed to customers that wireline services are not part of their long-term strategic service portfolio.  However, last week’s announcement that T-Mobile is selling its wireline data services to Cogent caught many by surprise.

Listen to this 6-minute podcast as Jack Deal, one of TC2’s Managing Directors, and Mark Sheard, Managing Director of TC2 UK, discuss with Joe Schmidt what this transaction means for enterprise customers of legacy Sprint wireline services.

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