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M-commerce (infographic): A mobile shopper’s path to purchase

Citrix this week released a quarterly report detailing a variety of statistics related to the mobile industry, including statistics on application usage and e-commerce habits. This infographic was especially revealing about trends in commerce from mobile phones (m-commerce): Pictures are certainly worth a thousand words...

2013 LTE Capex and Opex predictions. By 2017, U.S. carriers expected to spend over $90 billion in capex and opex

According to a recent LTE capex and opex forecast published by iGR, Tier One operators (AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and T-Mobile USA) and Regional and Small Operators (RSOs) are projected to spend  by 2017 $37 billion in LTE capex and $56 billion in opex. "US capex...

Telecom Analytics: Mining Data Gold

Telecom analytics is one of the most exciting areas in the wireless business. In a very competitive environment, carriers have to give a deeper look at how they manage all data they have in order to give them advantages and monetization opportunities. Information without...

Mobile dominates list of most innovative companies

Mobile startups and mobile technologies dominate Fast Company's list of the 50 most innovative companies for 2013. The number one company on the list is Nike (NKE), which made the list because of its work with wireless sensors. Nike puts the sensors in running...

Banks’ IT spending up with a focus on digital and mobile

It is no secret that financial institutions, along with telecom companies, are heavy information technology (IT) users, spending more on IT, including software, hardware and services, than other firms. This year won’t be any different. Two recently released surveys point out that banks' IT...

Feature Report: RCR Wireless News Capital Markets Update 2012

The sluggish recovery and the threat of the fiscal cliff make the capital markets uncertain territory, but the wireless industry has fared better than most in 2012. Venture capitalists have been ready to fund infrastructure plays as well as mobile apps, and the carriers...

Profits on patents avoid taxation

Add one more bullet to the list of reasons wireless companies will pay billions for patent portfolios. Clever accounting can protect these profits from federal taxes, as pointed out this weekend by a New York Times article that has already elicited responses from network...

Report: Data services to propel Saudi Arabia’s wireless economy

The Saudi Arabian telecom market is expected to generate $17.2 billion in service revenues by 2016, a compound annual growth rate of 4.2% from the $13 billion posted in 2010, according to a report from Pyramid Research. The report noted that the market will lean...

Telecom sector lost jobs in November

The telecommunications sector lost 2,600 jobs in November, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The government agency noted that the telecommunications subsector employed 841,300 people in November, down from the 843,900 reported for October. While the telecom sector is still up from...

Oracle survey shows worldwide surge in mobile data demand

Software giant Oracle recently released a report focused on the mobile space showing that increased consumer demand of mobile data services is a worldwide phenomenon fueled by the rise of smartphone adoption and more robust network offerings. The survey, “Opportunity calling: The future of mobile...

Reader Forum: Moving from data access to data experience

As data consumption continues to skyrocket, service providers are coming to terms with the fact that a once voice-centric market is rapidly turning into a data-centric one. Consumption of data on mobile networks is being driven by a perfect storm of ubiquitous mobile broadband, smart connected devices and new data services. While the growth in data consumption may be exponential, the growth in data revenues is somewhat less stellar. Service providers around the globe are tackling the very real issues of how to best monetize data services while ensuring the best quality of experience.

T-Mobile USA shows glimmer in third quarter

T-Mobile USA turned a corner during the third quarter as it added 126,000 customers to its network after several quarters of customer losses. While the growth was noteworthy, all of that growth was on the back of its prepaid, wholesale and nontraditional device segments,...

4G World 2011: Survey shows world is 4G’s oyster

In connection with this week’s 4G World event, Yankee Group released a report highlighting the exploding demand for mobile data services and how “4G” technologies will play in the space. The report noted that between 2010 and 2015, the firm expects the global base of...

Verizon Wireless Q3 shows strength on postpaid, weakness across other segments

UPDATED: Verizon Wireless iPhone sales numbers added. In what might be a trend for several operators, Verizon Wireless failed to meet postpaid growth expectations, which some cited was linked to a pause in sales leading up to the launch of Apple’s latest iPhone model. Verizon Wireless...

Worst of the Week: Don’t make me pull this ship over!

I think most people in the wireless industry – outside of wireless operators – feel that at this point in the game the device makers are really the ones steering this ship. Sure, wireless operators are the ones that control the spectrum and networks, have that one-on-one relationship with consumers and throw their weight around like they own the joint. You know, think they are actually at the controls.

AT&T Mobility sees Q3 slowdown as iPhone sales slip

AT&T Mobility (T) reported a slowdown in new activations on its network during the third quarter, with non-traditional devices and resale partners taking up much of the slack from a dip in revenue-rich iPhone activations. The carrier said it added 2.1 million net connections during...

Apple posts strong Q4 results, stock slides

Apple saw its position as the world’s most valuable company slip following release of its fourth fiscal quarter financial results that posted significant year-over-year gains, but fell short of the lofty expectations of investors. Apple reported $6.62 billion in net profits for the quarter on...

Domestic carriers could see iPhone-fueled Q3 lull

With wireless scheduled to start releasing third quarter results in the coming days, analysts have begun to place their cards on the table as to what we should expect. (Check out Q2 2011 results here.) Many noted that with Apple pushing off the launch of its...

Broadcast supporters claim new plan will raise $125B for government by 2026

The wireless industry’s attempts to shake loose additional spectrum assets from the federal government could run into a stumbling block as the Coalition For Free TV and Broadband said it would endorse a broadband deployment plan put forth by television broadcasters that they claim...

Apple pushes 4M iPhone 4S devices in three days

Apple said it sold more than 4 million iPhone 4S devices since its launch in Oct. 14, a number that is set to skyrocket with the expansion of availability into more countries. Apple noted that the launch totals were more than double the number...

Clearwire sneaks out positive Q3 results

Beleaguered wireless operator Clearwire Corp. said it added a record 1.9 million net wholesale customers to its network during the third quarter, ending the period with 9.5 million total customers on its network. The carrier said that in combination with a reduction in operating...

CTIA E&A 2011: Huawei remains on conservative path towards top five

SAN DIEGO – Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. said it’s planning on putting greater emphasis in the mobile device space in North America, with hopes of cracking the top five amongst device manufacturers over the next three years. The move would be significant from the...

CTIA E&A 2011: GSMA report reinforces expected potential of M2M space

SAN DIEGO – The GSMA poked its head into the domestic space this week, announcing a new report showing that connected devices are set to increase to 24 billion by 2020, with those devices connected to mobile networks surging 100% to 12 billion. That...

Study indicate effectiveness of mobile advertising

LONDON – According to a report from the Mobile Marketing Association, smartphone penetration in Europe’s five largest economies (the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain) is growing between 30% and 40% per year. The study found that the Symian platform continues to...

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