Category: Reality Check

John Orcutt

Reality Check: The awesome new generation of service providers

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. Cisco predicted recently that individuals in the U.S. will each have five Internet-connected devices by 2017. So for just a family of four that’s 20 devices competing with each other […]

by John Orcutt, CEO, Pie Digital Posted in Opinion, Reality Check0 Comments

Vaughan Emery

Reality Check: Taking an optimized approach to mobile data

If limited spectrum and cost-prohibitive expansion of infrastructure is inevitable, then operators need to find additional ways to enhance their existing networks and make the most out of the capacity that they have.

by Vaughan Emery, President and CEO, Centri Technology Posted in Opinion, Reality Check, Software0 Comments

James Patterson

Reality Check: FCC’s plans and free AT&T broadband

While it would be impossible to cover the entirety of the meeting in the remaining space of this brief, suffice it to say that the tone of this meeting was more passion-filled than all of this year’s previous meetings – combined.

by Jim Patterson, CEO, Patterson Advisory Group Posted in Opinion, Policy, Reality Check, Spectrum, Wireless infrastructure, Wireless Internet0 Comments

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

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