Category: Reality Check

Reality Check: Mobile operators must open networks to best-of-breed application providers

Reality Check: Mobile operators must open networks to best-of-breed application providers

Mobile network operators place a high premium on control – of their network, services, brand and most importantly, their customers. This is not surprising, as operators that invested heavily

by James Quigley, Co-Founder and CEO, Canvas Posted in Opinion, Reality Check0 Comments

Reality Check: How video bills retain and grow wireless customers

Reality Check: How video bills retain and grow wireless customers

Leading wireless brands know that successful customer relationship strategies start within the first 90 days of a new subscriber coming aboard, as this is when carriers have the best opportunity

by Jim Dicso, President and Chief Revenue Officer, SundaySky Posted in Opinion, Reality Check, Reality Check0 Comments

Reality Check: Ceteris paribus and the law of unintended consequences

Reality Check: Ceteris paribus and the law of unintended consequences

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column where C-level executives and advisory firms from across the mobile industry share unique insights and experiences. It’s been one of those milestone weeks in telecom that challenges our commitment to keep this column brief. First, Sprint announced earnings that surprised analysts at first, then met expectations [...]

by Jim Patterson, CEO, Patterson Advisory Group Posted in Opinion, Reality Check0 Comments

Reality Check: Why carriers must be responsible for mobile efficiency

Reality Check: Why carriers must be responsible for mobile efficiency

Several years ago, when smartphones were beginning to gain popularity, major carriers like AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless and Sprint were actively promoting unlimited data plans to

by Philip Mustain, CEO, Mobolize Posted in Opinion, Reality Check0 Comments

Reality Check: Wireless pricing dynamics – what happens next?

Reality Check: Wireless pricing dynamics – what happens next?

We just came through a very dynamic week in the telecom industry as events unfolded on multiple fronts. On the spectrum front, AT&T announced that it would be purchasing 1.7/2.1 GHz advanced wireless services spectrum from Cable One.

by Jim Patterson, CEO, Patterson Advisory Group Posted in Opinion, Reality Check0 Comments

Reality Check: How communications service providers can survive the perfect storm

Reality Check: How communications service providers can survive the perfect storm

Meteorologically speaking, “the perfect storm,” doesn’t need an explanation. It’s big. It’s bad.

by Tom Loozen, Senior Executive – Lead, EALA Communications Industry, Accenture Posted in Opinion, Reality Check0 Comments

Reality Check: Cyber threats: How prepared are telcos to defend their turf?

Reality Check: Cyber threats: How prepared are telcos to defend their turf?

Telecoms operators have historically proven they are adept at protecting their networks. As security risks increase in scope and complexity over time, the telecommunications industry

by Pierre-Alain Sur, Global Communications Leader, PwC Posted in Opinion, Reality Check0 Comments

Reality Check: The next generation of Wi-Fi access

Reality Check: The next generation of Wi-Fi access

Much ado was made about Wi-Fi Passpoint technologies and the Wireless Broadband Alliance’s Next Generation Hotspot initiative during 2013, starting with a panel about

by Nick Hulse, President, Boingo Wireless Posted in Opinion, Reality Check1 Comment

Reality Check: CES 2014 – cars, glass, steam machines and John Legere

Reality Check: CES 2014 – cars, glass, steam machines and John Legere

Each year when I head to CES, I think about the dreaded show floor. Those of you who have been to repeat CES shows know exactly what I mean:

by Jim Patterson, CEO, Patterson Advisory Group Posted in Opinion, Reality Check0 Comments

Reality Check: Two-factor authentication 101 – the key to de-coding a social hacker’s playbook

Reality Check: Two-factor authentication 101 – the key to de-coding a social hacker’s playbook

In today’s “socially connected” world, social media giants like Twitter and Google have become top targets for hackers and mobile devices are adding fuel to the fire. Today, hacks over social media

by Thorsten Trapp, Co-founder and CTO, Tyntec Posted in Opinion, Reality Check0 Comments

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