Posted on 05 December 2011.
What the wireline Internet has taught the world is that eventually power shifts from the ones providing the pipes to the ones providing value-added service. Unless net neutrality goes away, I expect this same phenomenon will take place in the wireless domain.
by Nickhil Jakatdar, CEO, Vuclip Posted in Carriers, Content & Mobile Marketing, Customers, Devices, Mobile Banking, Mobile Content, Mobile Search, Opinion, Reader Forum, Wireless, Wireless Internet, Wireless Technology
Posted on 01 December 2011.
Northern Kentucky University students are complaining that their cell coverage on campus is effectively unusable. According to the school’s student paper, the 15,000-student university is considering installation of a distributed antenna system, or DAS. The way the student paper discusses the problem, it’s not hard to imagine poor cell coverage becoming a key indicator of [...]
by Marshall Kirkpatrick Posted in Customers, Infrastructure, Infrastructure: DAS, Networks, Towers
Posted on 30 November 2011.
With thousands of applications available across multiple platforms, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. The Apple App Store alone has over 500,000 applications, with the challenge now for app developers is to get noticed or to get a large number of downloads in order to move up the rankings amongst the sea of [...]
by Sabah Hussain Posted in App Corner, Associations, Customers, Devices, Mobile Content, Mobile Phone Advertising
Posted on 23 November 2011.
Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We’ve collected a group of the industry’s leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry. I’ve been having fun this week playing – and working – with my new AT&T 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket smartphone. The biggest [...]
by Susan Welsh de Grimaldo, Director of Mobile Broadband Opportunities, Strategy Analytics Posted in Analyst Angle, Carriers, Customers, Devices, Infrastructure, iPhone / iPhone Killers, M2M, Mobile Content, Mobile Video and TV, Networks, Opinion, wi-fi, Wireless, Wireless Internet, Wireless M2M Telemetry, Wireless Network Infrastructure, Wireless Providers, Wireless Technology
Posted on 22 November 2011.
China’s three largest wireless operators continued to show broad growth in October, posting a combined 12 million net customer additions during the month. The bulk of the country’s growth continued to come from China Unicom (CHL), which in addition to being the country’s largest operator is also the largest in the world. The carrier, which [...]
by Dan Meyer Posted in Carriers, Customers, Networks, Wireless, Wireless Providers
Posted on 22 November 2011.
A new report from Juniper Research predicts that while LTE uptake over the next five years will be swift, the technology will have only a limited global reach and account for a small fraction of the worldwide mobile base. Juniper predicts LTE networks will garner 428 million customers by 2016, or roughly 6% of the [...]
by Dan Meyer Posted in Customers, Devices, Infrastructure, Networks, Towers, Wireless, Wireless Facts and Figures, Wireless Internet, Wireless Network Infrastructure, Wireless Technology
Posted on 21 November 2011.
China Mobile (CHL) continued to accumulate customers at a breakneck pace, reporting it added more than 5.3 million net customers in October. The growth pushed the world’s largest wireless operator’s customer base to nearly 639 million subscribers. So far this year China Mobile has added more than 54 million subscribers, which is equivalent to the [...]
by Dan Meyer Posted in Carriers, Customers, Wireless, Wireless Facts and Figures, Wireless Providers
Posted on 18 November 2011.
So, cable giant Cox Communications finally threw in the towel on its half-hearted attempt to become a mobile operator on its own terms. The company, which prior to its launch bragged it would be able to garner 20% of the market, this week stopped selling its own branded service and said it would completely shut down operations early next year.
by Dan Meyer Posted in Carriers, Customers, Infrastructure, iPhone / iPhone Killers, Networks, Opinion, wi-fi, Wireless, Wireless Providers, Wireless Technology, Worst of the week
Posted on 17 November 2011.
At just past the halfway point of the fourth quarter, and the first quarter of iPhone sales across three of the nation’s top four carriers, retail channel checks conducted by Wells Fargo Securities indicate the device will have a significant impact on the fortunes of carriers. The firm found that those carriers currently offering the [...]
by Dan Meyer Posted in Carriers, Customers, Devices, iPhone / iPhone Killers, Wireless, Wireless Providers, Wireless Retailers
Posted on 16 November 2011.
Employees infused with mobile devices spend about 28 minutes per day on technology distractions, according to a new report from iPass. The quarterly “iPass Mobile Workforce Report” noted that the top two most time consuming distractions employees face are work e-mail and technical issues, with the third most distracting being social media. The distracting nature [...]
by Dan Meyer Posted in Customers, Devices, Enterprise, Enterprise Mobile and Wireless, iPhone / iPhone Killers, Wireless, Wireless Facts and Figures, Wireless Technology