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Analyst Angle: The hyper-competitive Indian cellular market: Do we want prices that low in the U.S.A.?

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry.I just returned from a very enlightening trip to India, where I sampled some of...

Analyst Angle: “Show me the Cellfax” – turning mobile experience upside down!

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry.For those that have been around the Wireless industry for some time, think back to...

Reality Check: The outperforming core is crucial for successful EPC deployment

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.In my last article on the the agile packet core, we explored the flexibility needed for successful...

Reality Check: The heat is on: Increasingly higher speeds introduce thermal challenges in mobile data devices

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.Wireless service providers and their manufacturing partners are feeling the heat to deliver a wide range of...

Reality Check: All I want for Christmas…part two

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.With holiday shopping in full swing, and an early snow to boot, it's time to complete the...

Reader Forum: 2010: The Year of the Mobile Cloud

According to the Chinese calendar, 2010 is the year of the tiger (apologies to Tiger Woods). Some people in the mobile industry believe that 2010 will be the year of 4G, Android or other smartphones. But in my book, 2010 will be...

Worst of the Week: Femto-marketing 101

Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There's a lot of nutty stuff that goes on in this industry, so this column is a chance for us at RCRWireless.com to rant and rave about whatever rubs us the wrong way....

Analyst Angle: African mobile payment market: Opportunities, drivers, issues and future trends

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry.Over the past few years, mobile payment solutions have experienced strong adoption in emerging markets...

Analyst Angle: AT&T disrupting SiriusXM – monetizing wireless

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry.As I was driving to daycare this morning, listening to CNBC on Sirius, a few...

No-contract broadband great idea for the infrequent traveler

Consumers are getting more options for buying mobile broadband, with Clearwire Corp. launching in another 10 markets, and AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless launching prepaid mobile broadband plans last month. But a closer look at the actual plans left me thinking I would...

Reality Check: Helping operators manage cost of services without slowing down adoption

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.Mass adoption of mobile data services is becoming more and more driven by end users rather than...

Reality Check: All I want for Christmas…

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.As the spin doctors try to put a happy face on the retail shopping season, I thought...

Reality Check: Peeking with one eye, then both

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.Today, your competition decided to hire a new salesmaker. They want to increase their presence with your...

Reality Check: Mobile broadband goes mass-market

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.The global mobile industry is about to reach a major inflection point: Mobile broadband is on the...

Reader Forum: 4G to the rescue; challenge for app stores

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reader Forum section. In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible,...

Worst of the Week: Metric System: Part Deux

Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There's a lot of nutty stuff that goes on in this industry, so this column is a chance for us at RCRWireless.com to rant and rave about whatever rubs us the wrong way....

Controlling the customer by storing their content in the cloud

The battle over who controls the customer, whether it's a battle for the smart pipe or the smart device, is quickly moving into a battle over who controls the customer's content. Today the field is wide open, leaving plenty of room for new winners...

Analyst Angle: Wireless shoppers and social networking

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry.Those of us that spend hours a day, minutes a day, or even seconds a...

Reality Check: Agile core necessary for successful EPC deployment

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.In the mobile market, flexibility is critical. Subscribers want flexibility in their voice and data plans and...

Reality Check: A proven track for mobilizing the enterprise

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, iPhone, Android. What's next? The public's taste in smartphones seems to change much like...

Reality Check: Third quarter results summary: Signs of hope? Nope.

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.I know that many of you are thinking “Isn’t he a little late for 3Q comments?” Believe...

For mobile broadband, it’s the user that counts

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reader Forum section. In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible,...

Worst of the Week: The trouble with smart people

Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There's a lot of nutty stuff that goes on in this industry, so this column is a chance for us at RCRWireless.com to rant and rave about whatever rubs us the wrong way....

New broadband stimulus rules? Speak now or forever hold your peace

Word hit the streets yesterday from the National Telecommunications Information Administration and the Rural Utilities Services that there's only going to be one more round of broadband funding. Nothing earth-shaking here. It's been expected that NTIA/RUS would consolidate the final two funding rounds. If...

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