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Reader Forum: The future of the carrier

Reader Forum: The future of the carrier

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 Technology1 Comment

Universities look to increased need for DAS for improved cell coverage

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, Towers0 Comments

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The discovery challenge for app developers

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 Advertising1 Comment

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Analyst Angle: Mobile broadband hits home

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 Technology1 Comment

Visitors select mobile phones with 3G technology at the pavilion of China Telecom at the China-Eurasia Expo in Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Sept. 3, 2011. The first China-Eurasia Expo ended here on Sept. 5, 2011. [Xinhua/Zhao Ge]

Chinese market: big, getting bigger

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 Providers0 Comments

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Report: LTE set for strong growth, to remain small piece of global pie

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 Technology0 Comments

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China Mobile adds 5.3M customers in October

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 Providers0 Comments

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Worst of the Week: My way or the highway

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 week1 Comment

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iPhone set to impact carrier Q4 results

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 Retailers0 Comments

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Report: Mobility a significant impact on workforce

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 Technology1 Comment

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