RCR Wireless News Overview

RCR Wireless News: Intelligence on all things wireless

Since 1982, RCR Wireless News has been providing wireless and mobile industry news, insights, and analysis to mobile and wireless industry professionals, decision makers, policy makers, analyst and investors.  Our mission is to connect, globally and locally, mobile technology professionals and companies online, in person, in print and now on video. Our dedication to editorial excellence coupled with one of the industry’s most comprehensive subscriber databases and digital networks, leads readers and advertisers to consistently choose RCR Wireless News over other industry publications. Follow us on Twitter @rcrwirelessnews, join our Linkedin Group, and like us on Facebook.

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2015 Editorial Calendar

Delivering Content Anywhere, Anytime, Any Device
Monetizing Connected Cars
RCS, WebRTC and OTT
DAS and Small Cell Update
Connected Car Industry Landscape
Investing in HetNet
Wireless Infrastructure Service Company Review
Connect Car Simulation, Testing and Interference
Open Daylight and NFV
Service and Network Orchestration
Global LTE Review (Bonus EMEA LTE Roaming & VoLTE)
Diameter Signaling impact on policy charging and control
Small Cell Testing and QoE
Effective WiFi Offloading Strategies
Real-time and Fast Data Analytics
2016 Predictions

Meet RCR Wireless News

Dan Meyer

Editor-in-Chief, Telecom Software, Policy, Wireless Carriers
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Dan Meyer started at RCR Wireless News in 1999 covering wireless carriers and wireless technologies. As editor-in-chief, Dan oversees editorial direction, reports on news from the wireless industry, including telecom software, policy and wireless carriers, and provides opinion stories on topics of concern to the market such as his popular Friday column “Worst of the Week.”3513 Articles


Claudia Bacco

Managing Director - EMEA
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Originally from Boston, now living in Munich, Germany, Claudia Bacco has a wealth of corporate marketing, branding and positioning experience within technology companies such as Nokia Networks, Juniper Networks, Verizon and AGT International. Claudia has also worked as a consultant advising organizations on their strategic messaging and positioning needs. As a former industry analyst, she worked with startups being a member of their advisory boards during their funding and market launch activities.194 Articles


Martha DeGrasse

Editor, Wireless Infrastructure
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Martha DeGrasse is an editor at RCR Wireless News. Martha has been with RCR Wireless News since 2011. Her current focus areas are wireless infrastructure and heterogeneous networks. Prior to joining RCR Wireless News, Martha produced business and technology news for CNN and Dow Jones in New York. Martha left Dow Jones to move to Austin, Texas, where she managed the online editorial group at Hoover’s Online before taking a number of years off to be at home when her children were young. Follow her at Twitter @mdegrasseRCR1761 Articles


Kelly Hill

Editor, Big Data, Analytics, Test & Measurement
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Kelly Hill currently reports on network test and measurement, as well as the use of big data and analytics. She first covered the wireless industry for RCR Wireless News in 2005, focusing on carriers and mobile virtual network operators, then took a few years’ hiatus and returned to RCR Wireless News to write about heterogeneous networks and network infrastructure. Kelly is an Ohio native with a masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where she focused on science writing and multimedia. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, The Oregonian and The Canton Repository. Follow her on Twitter: @khillrcr807 Articles


Editor, Americas
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Roberta Prescott is responsible for Latin America reporting news and analysis, interviewing key stakeholders. Roberta has worked as an IT and telecommunication journalist since March 2005, when she started as a reporter with InformationWeek Brasil magazine and its website IT Web. In July 2006, Prescott was promoted to be the editor-in-chief, and, beyond the magazine and website, was in charge for all ICT products, such as IT events and CIO awards. In mid-2010, she was promoted to the position of executive editor, with responsibility for all the editorial products and content of IT Mídia. Prescott has worked as a journalist since 1998 and has three journalism prizes. In 2009, she won, along with InformationWeek Brasil team, the press prize 11th Prêmio Imprensa Embratel. In 2008, she won the 7th Unisys Journalism Prize and in 2006 was the editor-in-chief when InformationWeek Brasil won the 20th media award Prêmio Veículos de Comunicação. She graduated in Journalism by the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, has done specialization in journalism at the Universidad de Navarra (Spain, 2003) and Master in Journalism at IICS – Universidad de Navarra (Brazil, 2010) and MBA – Executive Education at the Getulio Vargas Foundation.434 Articles


Sean Kinney

Managing Editor
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Sean Kinney covers the HetNet ecosystem, cloud computing and cellular carriers for RCR Wireless News. Sean and wife Katherine live in Austin, Texas. After graduating from the University of Mississippi in 2008 with degrees in comparative literature and journalism, Sean spent six years based in Key West, Fla., covering South Florida and Caribbean news, specializing in education policy and environmental land use, for the Miami Herald Media Company.323 Articles


Sara Zaske

Contributor, Europe
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Sara Zaske covers European carrier news for RCR Wireless News from Berlin, Germany. She has more than ten years experience in communications. Prior to moving to Germany, she worked as the communications director for the Oregon State University Foundation. She is also a former reporter with the San Francisco Examiner and Independent, where she covered development, transportation and other issues in the City of San Francisco and San Mateo County. Follow her on Twitter @szaske141 Articles


Jarad Matula

Content Marking and Demand Generation Specialist
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Jarad Matula is the Content Marking and Demand Generation Specialist at RCR Wireless News, TelecomCareers, and Towercrews.net. He is also responsible for the companies’ social media channels and writes a weekly news wrap-up on the tower industry, as well as occasional news stories and special event coverage, such as SxSW. A Texas native, Jarad has a B.S. in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas and an MBA in Digital Media Management from St. Edward’s University. When he’s not working on wireless news, he’s also the associate editor for the music blog/music discovery app OurVinyl.tv.196 Articles


Joey Jackson

I am a writer and video producer for RCRWireless.com and RCRtv with an extensive background in visual storytelling. I will be taking you inside tech companies and showing you what it is like to work there as well as how complex technologies work. I will also be keeping you up to date on all the latest testing and analytics news.110 Articles


Lindsay Franklin

Director of Sales
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Lindsay has been orchestrating results-driven marketing campaigns in digital and print for her clients at the Austin Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman, MAP America and KVUE TV. In 2011, she founded Walking Papers Media, which combined traveler’s maps with mobile tags for a “print to palm” destination experience where she discovered her passion for mobile technology.


Callie Myers

Callie Myers is the Digital Client Services Manager at RCR Wireless News. Her responsibilities include managing the client program lifecycle, stat reporting, digital ad creation, email marketing, program status tracking, and contributing to overall company marketing strategies. Prior to working at RCR Wireless News, Callie worked in the real estate marketing industry, where she was involved in fundraising for Austin charities and nonprofits. Callie received her BBA in Marketing and Management from Texas Tech University in May of 2013.


Kyle Welch

Vice President and General Manager
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Kyle Welch has been working at RCR Wireless News since 2013 as General Manager. Prior to joining the team he has worked in analytics, project management and marketing for tech companies and marketing agencies. Kyle has an MBA from St. Edward’s University and a bachelor’s from SUNY Purchase. Responsibilities at RCR Wireless News include scheduling and managing all internal and external programs, planning and managing all day-to-day operations.29 Articles


CEO and Editorial Director
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Jeff Mucci acquired RCR Wireless News from Crain Communications in 2009. In addition to providing editorial and strategic direction to RCR Wireless News, Jeff is Managing Partner of Arden Operating Company, a company he founded in 2006 to advise, own and operate companies in the communications, energy and real estate sectors. In 2007, Arden acquired Telecomcareers, a leading industry job board founded in 1999. Over the past 20-plus years Jeff has been involved in many facets of running day to day operations for telecom, wireless, commercial real estate and energy services companies and has raised over $300 million of equity and debt for companies in which he has been involved. Previous roles include Chairman and CEO of ConnectSouth, a regional DSL company backed by Morgan Stanley, Spire Capital and Nautic Partners; President of a facilities based CLEC, which was later acquired by Time Warner Telecom; SVP Sales and Marketing for Clearwire; and Director with P&L responsibility of a nationwide building local exchange carrier (BLEC) offering communications services to over nearly 100 million square feet of office buildings in major markets across the United States. Contact Jeff by email [email protected] or by phone at 512 431 8912.61 Articles


Victor Agreda

Victor has worked in film and video, education and technology. He has spent the last 9 years writing about software at DownloadSquad and Apple at The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) for AOL. He has spoken at SXSW, 360intersect and AltConf, and has produced hundreds of hours of video reporting on the tech space. He's also the host of live videogaming on Twitch under the name AngryDadGamer.12 Articles


Jeff Hawn

Jeff Hawn was born in 1991 and represents the “millennial generation,” the people who have spent their entire lives wired and wireless. His adult life has revolved around cellphones, the Internet, video chat and Google. Hawn has a degree in international relations from American University, and has lived and traveled extensively throughout Europe and Russia. He represents the most valuable, but most discerning, market for wireless companies: the people who have never lived without their products, but are fickle and flighty in their loyalty to one company or product. He’ll be sharing his views – and to a certain extent the views of his generation – with RCR Wireless News readers, hoping to bridge the generational divide and let the decision makers know what’s on the mind of this demographic.129 Articles


Iain Gillott

Analyst Angle Contributor to RCR Wireless News
Founder and President - IGR Research
Iain Gillott is an acknowledged wireless and mobile industry authority and an accomplished presenter. Gillott has been involved in the wireless industry, as both a vendor and analyst, for more than 20 years. IGR was founded in 2000 as iGillottResearch in order to provide in-depth market analysis and data focused exclusively on the wireless and mobile industry. Before founding iGR, Gillott was a Group VP in IDC’s Telecommunications practice, managing IDC’s worldwide research on wireless and mobile communications and Internet access, telecom brands, residential and small business telecommunications and telecom billing services. Prior to joining IDC, Gillott was in various technical roles and a proposal manager at EDS (now Hewlett-Packard), responsible for preparing new business proposals to wireless and mobile operators.19 Articles


Jim Patterson

Contributor - RCR Wireless News
CEO of Patterson Advisory Group
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Jim Patterson is CEO of Patterson Advisory Group, a tactical consulting and advisory services firm dedicated to the telecommunications industry. Previously, he was EVP – Business Development for Infotel Broadband Services Ltd., the 4G service provider for Reliance Industries Ltd. Patterson also co-founded Mobile Symmetry, an identity-focused applications platform for wireless broadband carriers that was acquired by Infotel in 2011. Prior to Mobile Symmetry, Patterson was President – Wholesale Services for Sprint and has a career that spans over twenty years in telecom and technology. Patterson welcomes your comments at [email protected] and you can follow him on Twitter @pattersonadvice.40 Articles


Tracy Ford

Former Associate Publisher and Executive Editor, RCR Wireless News
Currently HetNet Forum Director
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Ford has spent more than two decades covering the rapidly changing wireless industry, tracking its changes as it grew from a voice-centric marketplace to the dynamic data-intensive industry it is today. She started her technology journalism career at RCR Wireless News, and has held a number of titles there, including associate publisher and executive editor. She is a winner of the American Society of Business Publication Editors Silver Award, for both trade show and government coverage. A graduate of the Minnesota State University-Moorhead, Ford holds a B.S. degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis on public relations.827 Articles


Chris Hare

Chris Hare heads The nTeTe Group and was previously the Head of Technology Incubation and Head of Sourcing (PBUC) at Sony Ericsson with an annual component spend of $8.5B and has more than 25 years of global experience delivering wireless/mobile technology. He has started and led multiple wireless companies, received an IBM Innovation Award and is an advisor to, board member of, and investor in several mobile businesses. Chris is a Companion and Chartered Manager of the Chartered Management Institute (UK), Member of the Advisory Committee of the Congressional Internet Caucus (US), Member of the IEEE (US), founding executive team member of the British American Business Council (Triangle Region NC) and Board member of NCTA (North Carolina Technology Association). He is also regular speaker/panel moderator at wireless industry and leadership events worldwide.5 Articles





Reader Forum

Submit Reader Forum articles to [email protected] Articles submitted to RCR Wireless News become property of RCR Wireless News and will be subject to editorial review and copy edit. Posting of submitted Reader Forum articles shall be at RCR Wireless News sole discretion.91 Articles


Analyst Angle Contributor to RCR Wireless News
www.atlantic-acm.com
For more than two decades, ATLANTIC-ACM has delivered strategic consulting and research services to leading business owners, operators and investors around the world. ATLANTIC-ACM delivers quantitative and qualitative research that provides executives with clear, accurate and actionable strategies for tapping new revenue streams, shoring up existing customer bases, penetrating new markets and navigating changes in market dynamics. Our work incorporates supply-side development strategies, operational evaluation and refinement to increase margins and downstream channel management including brand management, niche and mass market penetration to increase revenues. From market sizing, forecasting and segmentation to customer satisfaction measurement and competitive benchmarking, ATLANTIC-ACM’s information solutions provide key insight into the entire value chain.9 Articles




Frost & Sullivan

Carina Goncalves

Analyst Angle Contributor to RCR Wireless News
research analyst at Frost & Sullivan
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Carina Goncalves began her professional path within GMattos, a consulting company specializing in the electronic commerce industry. She then acquired further experience in the telecommunications sector working for Axoon Telecom in different areas such as strategic analysis, product development and marketing (her area of specialization). Since August 2013, Goncalves has been a research analyst at Frost & Sullivan´s Telecom practice in Latin America.2 Articles


Jeff Kagan

Wireless Analyst and consultant Jeff Kagan is an RCR Wireless News columnist. Kagan shares his colorful perspectives and opinions on the companies and technologies that are transforming the industry he has followed for more than 25 years. Email him at [email protected] Web site www.jeffkagan.com. Follow him at Twitter @jeffkagan8 Articles


Gina Sanchez

Analyst Angle Contributor to RCR Wireless News
ICT Industry Analyst at Frost & Sullivan<Bogota, Columbia
7 years experience in the Latin American Information and Communication Technologies Industry covering broad range of sectors, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants’ Senior Executives. Particular focus on Telecom services including: -Mobile Services -Broadband Internet access markets -Fixed Telephony -Pay TV services -Data communications markets4 Articles


Matt McGinnis

For more than 20 years I have used storytelling to bring brands to life in compelling marketing and communications campaigns, product launches and corporate brand building for clients globally. I have a deep appreciation for how persuasive narratives can have a positive business impact by inspiring people to take action. I put that to work in multifaceted marketing and communications programs including message development, corporate positioning, communications counsel, content development, presentation development, media relations activities, social media, industry analyst relations, event coordination and direct to customer communications.


Analyst Angle Contributor to RCR Wireless News
Ovum & Informa Telecoms & Media
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In May 2014, Informa Telecoms & Media Research and Ovum merged to create a single, market leading research and advisory business focused on converging IT, telecoms and media markets. We create business advantage for our customers by providing actionable insight to support their business-critical decisions.1 Articles




Limor Schafman

Limor is a longtime observer and participant of The Convergence – the coming together of digital and real worlds, myriad technologies, and diverse industries which were formerly in different silos, to create more robust, rich, engaging experiences. As a marketing strategist and business development executive, Limor focuses on working with companies that have innovative, interactive technologies and tools in digital media, mobile, wireless, games, software services and hardware products. Limor began her career as an international corporate attorney, working in Paris France. With an eye always to what’s new, she is co-founder and past president of the IPv6 Forum for Israel; past president of the World Future Society D.C. Chapter; founder and chief instigator of the Games Gateway Serious Games Meetup (Washington DC); and co-founder of DC Games, and outdoor games festival. She has spoken and moderated panels at CES, CTIA, DCIA’s P2P conference and many others. Limor is Show Host of “U2U Connect” on RCR Wireless TV, which focuses on the Internet of Things and Wearable technologies. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.1 Articles


Mary Ann Azevedo

Mary Ann Azevedo is an award-winning journalist based in Austin, Texas. She has covered business and technology issues for Silicon Valley Business Journal, San Francisco Business Times, The Network, Venture Capital Journal and the Houston Business Journal.26 Articles


Derek Kerton, principal analyst and head of our strategy practice, has 16 years experience in alliances, business development, management, strategy and implementation across software, infrastructure, applications and content for consumer and enterprise users. This distinguished experience combined with a Cornell MBA and profound knowledge of the market, and his relationships with key players in the telecom space have proven to be a valuable tool to many of his clients. With internationally recognized expertise in relating communications technology to real business, Kerton is equipped to assist any telecommunications organization toward their strategic goals.8 Articles


Reality Check

Subject to editorial review and copy edit, RCR Wireless News accepts bylined thought leadership articles, up to 1000 words, from industry executives. Submitted articles become property of RCR Wireless News. Submit articles to [email protected] with "Reality Check" in subject line.70 Articles


Chris Lewis

Chris is a highly regarded and experienced Telecoms Industry Analyst covering the depth and breadth, demand and supply of the ICT sector on a global basis for 30 years. In addition to his commentary on the industry, Chris is a frequent public speaker at industry and client events around the world. With a reputation for honest, sometimes irreverent, insight built on unparalleled understanding of industry evolution and dynamics, Chris is proud of long term key stakeholder relationships developed around the world with leading players. He has accumulated a vast network of contacts in the analyst and consulting communities from tenures at IDC, Logica, Yankee Group and Ovum. Managing Director
Chris Lewis Insight
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Chris also sits on several Boards in the Visually Impaired charity sector. Having been registered blind for over 30 years, he now brings his technology knowledge to help the RNIB and Vision 2020 leverage telecoms and communications technology for the blind and partially sighted community.1 Articles


Matt Kapko

Former Feature writer for RCR Wireless News
Currently writing for CIO
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Matt Kapko specializes in the convergence of social media, mobility, digital marketing and technology. As a senior writer at CIO.com, Matt covers social media and enterprise collaboration. Matt is a former editor and reporter for ClickZ, RCR Wireless News, paidContent and mocoNews, iMedia Connection, Bay City News Service, the Half Moon Bay Review, and several other Web and print publications. Matt lives in a nearly century-old craftsman in Long Beach, Calif. He enjoys traveling and hitting the road with his wife, going to shows, rooting for the 49ers, gardening and reading.594 Articles


Monica Paolini

Analyst Angle Contributor to RCR Wireless News
Founder and President of Senza Fili Consulting
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Senza Fili Consulting provides expert advisory services on wireless data technologies and services.39 Articles


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