Category: Reality Check

Reality Check: Invisible risks of radio frequency radiation, and the best strategies for protection

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. A few months ago, on the Discovery Channel, we saw the premier of “Hang Men,” chronicling the perils of tower climbers. This program holds the promise of raising awareness to […]

by Miranda Allen, CEO, RSI Corp Posted in Opinion, Reality Check0 Comments

Reality Check: Transform to turn a profit – the urgency to update legacy networks

Reality Check: Transform to turn a profit – the urgency to update legacy networks

The task facing CSPs is monumental – one of the biggest challenges to CSPs in the last 50 years. Customers are increasingly cutting the cord – literally – eroding the “cash cows” of voice and long distance services.

by Paul Bultema, Managing Director of Communications Networks Strategy; John Morgan, N.A. Offer Lead for Legacy to IP Network Transformation Services, Accenture Posted in Opinion, Reality Check1 Comment

Reality Check: Is it still an Android world?

Reality Check: Is it still an Android world?

Speaking of handsets, we have updated our semi-annual look at smartphone models by carrier. There are many surprises and changes since we last analyzed the marketplace last October.

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

Fernando Alvarez

Reality Check: Going mobile to entice young voters

The explosion in the use of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets provides a significant opportunity for governments to reverse the European election trends and drive up voter engagement.

by Fernando Alvarez, VP Mobile Solutions Practice Leader, Capgemini Posted in Opinion, Reality Check0 Comments

Jim Patterson

Reality Check: Why May 15 matters to telecom

There are few larger convergence points between broadcasters, wireless service providers, public safety providers and Internet businesses than the Federal Communications Commission.

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

Dr. Amitabha Ghosh

Reality Check: Defining the future of 5G wireless

What is 5G? That seems to be the big industry question discussed in recent months. For those of us in mobile broadband, we may not know exactly what it will be,

by Dr. Amitabha Ghosh, Head of North America Radio Systems Research, Nokia Posted in Opinion, Reality Check0 Comments

Lauri Oksanen

Reality Check: 5G performance – what can we expect?

Although the 5th generation mobile communications system came to the world’s attention in 2013, it was no surprise to the research community. The use cases and fundamental system

by Lauri Oksanen, VP of Research and Technology, Nokia Solutions and Networks Posted in Opinion, Reality Check0 Comments

James Patterson

Reality Check: T-Mobile US wins by a mile (and why Sprint must act – now)

While there were many other interesting events this week, the remainder of this column will be devoted to comparing Sprint and T-Mobile US’ earnings.

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

Reality Check: Managing customers through technology and business transitions

Customer migrations are a fundamental reality for the telecoms industry. Well executed transitions are seen as non-events, but poorly-executed transitions can trigger

by Pierre Alain Sur, Partner Global Communications Industry Leader; and Dan Hays, Principal U.S. Wireless Advisory Leader, PwC Posted in Opinion, Reality Check0 Comments

Fernando Alvarez

Reality Check: Enterprises need to prepare for new mobile world

Enterprises face significant disruptions to their business if they do not have coherent strategies to deal with the leading technology trends centered around the nexus of mobility,

by Fernando Alvarez, VP Mobile Solutions Practice Leader, Capgemini Posted in Opinion, Reality Check0 Comments

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