Category: Opinion

Reality Check: T-Mobile US’ three days of change

Reality Check: T-Mobile US’ three days of change

To recap a couple of themes that we have discussed since the beginning of the year, first quarter earnings are going to highlight a) the disruptor role of T-Mobile US in the wireless marketplace

by Jim Patterson, CEO, Patterson Advisory Group Posted in Opinion, Reality Check

Reality Check: Real-time analytics – the new CEM

Reality Check: Real-time analytics – the new CEM

Six months ago they were one of the world’s most vulnerable mobile service providers. A staggering 43% of customers said they planned to leave.

by Charlie Thomas, CEO, Razorsight Posted in Opinion, Reality Check

Reality Check: Managing strategic LTE partners

Reality Check: Managing strategic LTE partners

U.S. wireless carriers have spent billions of dollars on the design, construction and operation of their legacy networks and with the ongoing development and implementation of LTE,

by Adam Cummins, Principal, Pace Harmon Posted in Opinion, Reality Check

Reader Forum: Wearable tech is here – are you ready?

The other week I was skiing at Vail with three of my best mates, and we were using smart badges from the resort to track our runs. We’re all very competitive people, and we were all trying to go faster, longer, higher and catch more lifts.

by Andi Mann, VP Business Unit Strategy, CA Technologies Posted in M2M, Opinion, Reader Forum

Informa to merge its Ovum unit with Informa Telecoms and Media

Informa to merge its Ovum unit with Informa Telecoms and Media

Informa plc is merging its Ovum and Informa Telecoms and Media units into a single company. Steve Hotham, currently a managing director at Ovum, will become the CEO of the combined company, which will operate under the Ovum name. Both Ovum and Informa Telecoms and Media have strong telecom and wireless analytics practices already. Ovum [...]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Analyst Angle

Reader Forum: From mash-ups to sponsored data: why operators must collaborate with OTTs

Across the world, mobile customers are enthusiastically embracing over-the-top applications. The value of these apps has been firmly established – witness the $19 billion paid for WhatsApp by Facebook.

by Andy Tiller, VP Product Marketing, AsiaInfo Posted in Opinion, OTT, Software

Reader Forum: WhatsApp deal shows the power embedded in wireless networks

WhatsApp has been all over the news after signing a $19 billion deal with Facebook. It has a lot of people speculating what it means for the telecom industry.

by Cassidy Shield, VP Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent IP Platforms Posted in LTE, Opinion, Reader Forum

Analyst Angle: What we can learn from Nokia X and Firefox OS

Analyst Angle: What we can learn from Nokia X and Firefox OS

During this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Nokia and Mozilla announced new products and plans for the affordable smartphone market.

by Ari Lopes, Principal Analyst Latin America, Informa Telecoms & Media Posted in Analyst Angle, Opinion

Analyst Angle: Managing M2M’s big data will be an all-tech-on-deck exercise

Analyst Angle: Managing M2M’s big data will be an all-tech-on-deck exercise

It’s generally accepted that by the beginning of the next decade the machine-to-machine market, or, if you prefer, the larger-scope “Internet of things,” will have more connected devices

by Fedor Smith, President, Atlantic-ACM Posted in Analyst Angle, Opinion

Reality Check: The 10 most important events of the first quarter

Reality Check: The 10 most important events of the first quarter

Normally, we take the end of the quarter to evaluate key long-term trends and see how they might change as a result of events. We are trying a new end of quarter theme

by Jim Patterson, CEO, Patterson Advisory Group Posted in LTE, Opinion, Reality Check

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