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Feature Report: Managed Chaos: Diameter to Add Order Across Mobile Broadband Networks

With consumers increasingly tying themselves to mobile networks through smartphones and the hundreds of thousands of applications those devices can support, carriers are in need of ways in which to monitor and insure that the traffic load is handled in a consistent manner across...

Reality Check: Mobile content – what we need to work out for elegant delivery

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.It is clear that consumers with mobile broadband plans have huge pent-up demand for video content. The...

@ MWC: Declan Lonergan of Yankee Group

RCR Wireless News Editor Tracy Ford talks with Declan Lonergan, VP Consumer Research, Yankee Group, at Mobile World Congress 2011.

Reader Forum: Customer service strategies in the age of the smart phone

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: Big plans for small towns

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....

Worst of the Week: Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang

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....

Worst of the Week: What's in a name?

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....

Worst of the Week: What’s in a name?

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....

RCR Wireless News announces finalists for 4G Ecosystem Awards

RCR Wireless News announced finalists for its second annual 4G Ecosystem Awards. Winners will be announced at 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the RCR Buzz Zone during 4G World in Chicago.“We were thrilled by the quality of nominations we received this year,” said RCR...

M2M entrants are welcomed to the jungle: Diversified companies will swell the ranks of competitors

Editor's Note: RCR Wireless News has teamed with the Yankee Group to conduct a series of market surveys of RCR Wireless News' subscribers to gauge their thoughts o technology issues impacting the wireless ecosystem. Those of you who respond to the surveys will get...

4G migration paths: WiMAX vs. LTE

Editor's Note: RCR Wireless News has teamed up with the Yankee Group to conduct a series of market surveys of RCR Wireless News' subscribers to gauge their thoughts on technology issues impacting the wireless ecosystem.Those of you who respond to the survey will get...

Walled garden must fall to drive growth

Editor's Note: RCR Wireless News has teamed up with the Yankee Group to conduct a series of market surveys of RCR Wireless News' subscribers to gauge their thoughts on various technology issues impacting the wireless ecosystem. RCR Wireless News will publish the exclusive results...

Moto’s slippage threatens domestic dominance: Surges by Samsung and LG narrow the gap

The Razr cut both ways. In the past two years, as its Razr-driven joyride skidded into a ditch, Motorola Inc.'s massive advantage in its home market has dwindled to a narrow gap. The relentless hunger and proliferating portfolios of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and...

VIDEO: RCR Wireless Newscast for Tuesday, May 27

Welcome to the first edition of our weekly RCR Wireless Newscast. Each Monday, RCR Wireless News will provide a video roundup of the top stories in the wireless industry, with all of the clarity and analysis you've come...

Apple grabs mind share, growth questioned

Powered by brand equity and brilliant media manipulation, Apple Inc. has parachuted into the handset business. Look out below!The company's first foray into mobile handsets has captured so much attention-the proverbial "mind share" in tech-speak-that incumbent handset vendors must respond to the challenge, according...

To merge or not to merge?: Lucent, Alcatel shareholders get set to vote

As shareholders of Lucent Technologies Inc. and Alcatel Inc. get set to vote Sept. 7 on the companies' proposed merger, analyst opinions run the gamut on the infrastructure "merger of the season." "It has been a long, arduous year for (Lucent chief) Pat Russo...

The direct approach: Content companies sidestep carriers to sell to consumers

You can call it off-deck, off-portal or off-network, but the stampede of companies looking to sell content directly to consumers is unquestionably on. Off-deck activity has long dominated the wireless market in Europe, where a lack of garden walls has encouraged subscribers to use...

FAMILY AFFAIR: Tracking kids new sales tool

With a flurry of launches last week, the wireless industry appears to have re-discovered-and is falling head over heels in love with-The Family. Both Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA Inc. announced new family-focused services on the day that Disney Mobile began selling its highly...

Yankee Group: 54% of U.S. adults on family plans

BOSTON—Family plans are still driving growth in North America, according to a Yankee Group report—but prepaid plans will continue to be a significant factor for the U.S. market. About 54 percent of adult postpaid customers are on family plans in the United States—up from...

Alcatel/Lucent deal could be first of many for vendors

As Alcatel Corp.'s board of directors met last Thursday to review its "merger of equals" with long-time rival telecom equipment vendor Lucent Technologies Inc., analysts were pounding out reports and talking up a storm, delving into the merger's many angles. The Yankee Group said...

Study finds revenue potential in Eastern Europe, Africa

LONDON-Increased mobile penetration in Eastern Europe and Africa is expected to drive revenue growth in the Europe-Middle East-Africa region, according to new research from the Yankee Group.The company predicts total service revenue in the region will grow from about $210 billion in 2004 to...

AWS auction could spell windfall for government, though analysts differ on value

The Federal Communications Commission's planned auction of so-called "advanced wireless services" spectrum scheduled for June could spell a windfall for government coffers, though analysts are mixed on the amount of said windfall. The government has said it expects to generate $25 billion during the...

Carriers focus on building data networks

When Cingular Wireless L.L.C. managed to squeeze the launch of its 3G network into the last month of 2005, the move catapulted 16 major metropolitan cities into the spotlight as the most competitive 3G markets in the country. Cingular rolled out its BroadbandConnect service...

10 million tweens to carry cell phones by 2010, study predicts

BOSTON-The next major growth opportunity for wireless carriers is the 'tween' market, according to research firm Yankee Group. The market comprises children between the ages of 8 and 12.The tween market today accounts for 2.6 percent of all wireless subscribers with 5.3 million users,...

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