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RIM mulls music service as MetroPCS bundles Rhapsody

RIM believes it could hit a harmonious note with consumers by launching its own music streaming service say sources. The news comes on the same day wireless phone carrier MetroPCS announced it had struck a deal with subscription digital music service Rhapsody.Though details of...

Reality Check: Mobile broadband – No contract? No problem

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. Contract plans came to dominate the wireless industry in the United States (unlike the rest of the...

AT&T's U-verse experience combines best of TV, wireless

DALLAS—AT&T Inc. is connecting a great TV experience with a great wireless experience to drive growth in its U-verse product, said Jeff Weber, VP of video services, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. The company recently introduced some updates to its U-verse product to make...

@ NAB: Connected TVs disrupt traditional broadcast and cable models

LAS VEGAS – As connected TVs become more common, business models are going to have to change so that all points along the value chain that bring added value to the ecosystem can thrive, according to a Monday panel at the National Association of...

Reality Check: Voice over LTE – Balancing technology choices with commercial imperatives

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.Mobile World Congress 2011 represented the debut for voice over long term evolution (VoLTE) technology among leading...

DTAC introduced 3 high-speed internet packages of “Faster Series”

The Nation | March 22, 2011 Packages cover traditional mobile phones and smartphones that is to support the different demands of smartphone users. All packages are equipped with high performance for internet access and calling, starting at 199 Baht price, to supply the increasing mobile internet...

DTAC introduced 3 high-speed internet packages of "Faster Series"

The Nation | March 22, 2011 Packages cover traditional mobile phones and smartphones that is to support the different demands of smartphone users. All packages are equipped with high performance for internet access and calling, starting at 199 Baht price, to supply the increasing mobile internet...

Reality Check (2-fer): It's trade show week – The question that should be on everyone's mind (and) Boy, was I wrong!

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 the new year comes the parade of trade shows, including the Consumer Electronics Show (Las Vegas...

Reality Check: Who's winning the data wars on the ground

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.Greetings from Kansas City, where we are preparing to host the Big XII basketball championships. Last...

Reality Check: Fourth-quarter results are in, and the winner is …

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.Greetings from Kansas City, where, after spending nine days in India, I have learned never to complain...

Reader Forum: From pipes to clouds: Strategic operator directions for 2011 and beyond

Having originally built and marketed “high-speed” broadband pipes as the access to the Internet, network operators have been disconcerted as these pipes have quickly contributed to a major loss of the operators’ value to Internet sites and over-the-top (OTT) players. Subscribers are certainly...

TOT Thailand chooses Convergys smart communications suite powered by Microsoft

Convergys | February 14, 2011 | Press Release (Cincinnati and Bangkok; February 14, 2010) - - Eager to increase operational efficiencies and improve customer satisfaction, national telecommunications provider TOT Thailand is replacing its billing and CRM system with Convergys Smart Communications Suite powered by Microsoft®...

Cox to expand mobile offering into Oklahoma

Cox Communications is set to launch its mobile offering this week into Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla., expanding on its initial launches last year in Hampton Roads, Va.; Omaha, Neb.; and Orange County, Calif. The CDMA-based service, which will continue with the carrier’s...

Analyst Angle (Special MWC Edition): Operators should position mobile broadband as a complement to fixed broadband, not a substitute

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.Mobile broadband operators should prepare for a decline in market growth. Recent research from Analysys...

Sprint, F4W ink partnership for secure VoIP

F4W Inc. said it signed a strategic partnership with Sprint Solutions Inc. in order to expand its market for secure VoIP encryption technology beyond government into the enterprise sector. F4W products offer secure communications for event response and management in the event that traditional...

Reality Check: The decade of ‘C’

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 “twenty-teens” will begin my third decade in the telecom industry. In the past 17 years, there...

Reader Forum: Evolving the customer experience from ‘great' to ‘personally relevant'

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,...

Analyst Angle: Global mobile broadband 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.Mobile broadband has seen something of a marketing revival with the arrival of new device...

Reality Check: Three holiday tests

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. We are nearing the home stretch of 2010, and while it’s been an eventful year for...

Reality Check: WWCD (What would cable do)?

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. Christmas is certainly coming early for the smart phone world, thanks to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Not...

Cox wireless service now official

Nearly a year after launching network trials, and two years after announcing its intentions, Cox Communications commercially unveiled its wireless service. The offering's initial launch will include its trial markets of Hampton Roads, Va.; Omaha, Neb.; and Orange County, Calif. The company said the...

Verizon offers new 'talk and text plus data' bundle for $70

Verizon Wireless (VZ) is offering certain existing customers an unlimited data plan that rivals one from Sprint Nextel Corp. (S). The company's Verizon Wireless Talk and Text Plus Data promotion offers unlimited text, unlimited data and 450 minutes of talk time for...

U.S. Cellular reports better earnings, fewer customers

U.S. Cellular Corp. (USM) reported better earnings on basically flat revenue for the third quarter, and while average revenue per user increased, the carrier continued to lose customers. Total subscriber count dropped by 41,000 from June through September.The operator introduced service plans called ...

Reality Check (Special Edition): There’s nothing special about wireless … well mostly

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in our September Special Edition, Behind the Scenes, a focus on integrated subscriber and network management systems. To download the complete Special Edition, click here.Wireless operators have customers, offer services, source from suppliers, engage with partners, develop products,...

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