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Analyst Angle: Why I am not rushing to one of the new unlimited plans

Recent unlimited data moves from T-Mobile US and Sprint garnered headlines, but don’t expect them to impact churn The wireless industry in the U.S. recently got all excited – again – about a new range of unlimited plans from T-Mobile US and Sprint. Just as...

Analyst Angle: No single internet of things market, but lots of opportunity

The internet of things may still be in its early stages, but iGR notes the opportunities and market segments are vast We have been busy this spring preparing a series of new “internet of things” reports. Obviously, IoT presents a significant opportunity for the entire...

Editorial Webinar: Scalability, ROI and the Business Case for Small Cells

How do you make a small cell financially viable? The technology has been slower to ramp than expected, after meeting substantial cost, logistics and RF challenges in the real world. RCR looks at the status of the small cell market from home femtocells to...

Analyst Angle: Why did iGR build a model for 5G connections and bandwidth for 2021 to 2026?

IGR explains the reasoning for putting out today forecasts for 5G connectivity and bandwidth needs up to a decade down the road We recently published a report with a model of the global “5G” connections for 2021 to 2026, combined with the bandwidth these connections...

Editorial Webinar: NFV, SDN and cloud – How deep and where?

Network virtualization technologies using SDN and NFV platforms have slowly begun to creep across networks. This webinar will garner insight from telecom operators, industry analysts and vendors to look at where carriers are focusing their initial deployments; which network segments are seeing improved efficiencies...

Analyst Angle: The problem with claiming the ‘best network’ tagline

We all know that mobile operators are constantly trying to find an advertising tagline that works, one that resonates with consumers so much that it becomes part of everyday vocabulary. The most successful tagline in telecom was probably “pin drop” all those years ago...

Apple iPhone installment plan: The good and bad for the mobile operators (iGR Research)

Apple iPhone installment plan and similar device buy back programs core to carrier and OTT customer acquisition and retention strategy Austin, Texas-based industry analyst, Iain Gillott stopped by the RCRatx Studio Lounge this week for a detailed discussion of the Apple iPhone Installment Plan. Check out...

4G setting the table for 5G migration

LTE-based 4G networks expected to last through 2020, form basis of 5G LAS VEGAS – The telecom world gathered at this week’s CTIA Super Mobility 2015 event heard plenty about the continued evolution of wireless network technology under the “5G” banner, but those at carriers...

Analyst Angle: The impact of Sprint’s network funding options

Much has been written in the past year about Sprint's need to upgrade its network, including by iGR. Sprint management has been very public about plans to “densify” its network and make more use of the 2.5 GHz spectrum band. The question of how...

Analyst Angle: The death of the unlimited data plan

Unlimited data rate plans have been officially off the market for some time, but the reality is that the biggest mobile operators still offer them to customers who insist. We have heard stories of existing customers demanding – and getting – a new smartphone while...

Analyst Angle: Survey shows strong demand for managed cloud, mobile services

Small cells in transition to opex-based operations As more people use their mobile devices in the workplace, there is an opportunity for the mobile operators to offer cloud and mobile managed services to enterprise IT to ease the management of corporate and mobile solutions as...

Analyst Angle: Can a family of 4 use 30 GB of mobile data in 1 month?

Editor’s Note: Welcome to 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. Let’s cut to the chase and give you the answer: Yes. Now to the explanation. I have discussed in...

Analyst Angle: Is there a limit to how much mobile data people can use?

Editor’s Note: Welcome to 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. It will come as no surprise to anyone that the amount of mobile data consumed is increasing year-over-year;...

Analyst Angle: Timing on the Apple Watch

Editor’s Note: Welcome to 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. Pardon the pun in the title, but I could not resist. By now — unless you have been living...

Analyst Angle: Looking for the ROI in IoT

The great thing about the “Internet of Things” is that, by definition, it is a very big space and covers everything from a connected washing machine to industrial machine-to-machine applications and solutions. The industry obviously loves this approach since many companies, no matter what...

Analyst Angle: Sprint's next steps

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. By now, you will all have read umpteen different stories about how Sprint has decided...

Analyst Angle: Connecting on connected cars

First, the good news: between August 2013 and April 2014, the number of consumers who admitted to reading and replying to e-mails, and watching video

Analyst Angle: Changing consumer views on wearables … or not?

Between August 2013 and April 2014, consumer familiarity with both fitness devices and smart watches was unchanged. In fact, the responses to these questions were almost identical.

Analyst Angle: How much data is T-Mobile US giving away with Music Freedom?

When T-Mobile US made its announcement, the immediate question was “how much data are they giving away?” Obviously, music streaming services can use a lot of data in a day, depending on how many hours they are streaming.

Analyst Angle: Sit. Browse. View.

As 4G smartphones and tablets become more prevalent, iGR has noted a change in consumer behavior – more people are likely to stay stationary while using the new devices. Contrast this behavior with the typical cellular users who, for the last 25 years or so, have moved-and-talked, usually while driving.

Analyst Angle: The democratization of devices

Ever get a feeling of déjà vu? The longer I spend in the wireless industry (2012 will be 20 years), the more it seems that history repeats itself. This has become apparent recently as we have been looking at the developments in the smartphone market.

Reader Forum: With LTE, is video the new voice?

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,...

Security threats mount with smart phone adoption

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. In an increasingly mobile world, securing data on the go has become more...

RCR Wireless News kicks off conference series on coverage vs. capacity

RCR Wireless News is kicking off a series full-day conferences on “Coverage versus Capacity,” starting next week in Chicago at 4G World. The conferences are full-day events followed by networking receptions. Attendees will be able to learn from top industry analysts and leaders about...

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