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Jan
23
2015

How Much Market Share Will AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless Lose?

It isn’t yet clear how much market share Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility are willing to lose to Sprint, T-Mobile US and other contestants, undoubtedly including Google, in the near future. Verizon and AT&T already say the customers they are losing to Sprint and T-Mobile US are the “least attractive,” financially, and there likely is much truth in such statements. Offers based on price–which is how T-Mobile US and Sprint are attacking the market, are […]

Jan
23
2015

More Details On Google's Looming Wireless Service -

As we noted yesterday, news reports indicate that Google’s longstanding interest in being a wireless provider may soon be coming to fruition. The search giant appears to have struck deals with both T-Mobile and Sprint to operate some form of MVNO that likely fuses Wi-Fi and cellular service. MVNOs have been a dime a dozen (and mostly unsuccessful), though Google has so many irons in the fire in regard to creative use of spectrum, this […]

Jan
23
2015

Verizon Refuses To Offer Roll Over Data Plan -

Speaking on the company’s earnings conference call this week, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo stated that customers waiting for Verizon to follow the industry trend of roll over data plans shouldn’t hold their breath. Long a seemingly common-sense idea, Southern carrier C Spire was the first to offer the option of pooling and keeping unused bits and bytes in early December. T-Mobile followed with their own “Data Stash” rollover minute effort in early January. That was […]

Jan
23
2015

How Will Mobile Operators Respond to Elon Musk, Google, Richard Branson, Greg Wyler Satellite Efforts?

With the potential launches of two brand-new satellite networks to deliver Internet access to unserved populations across three continents, mobile service providers in developing regions are going to have to make hard decisions about their own strategies. The reason: mobile networks now are the primary way most people in developing markets use the Internet, and get their access. But there remain billions that cannot buy the service because they are not reached by the networks. […]

Jan
23
2015

AT&T May Ditch DirecTV Brand Name -

AT&T might dump the DirecTV brand name if AT&T’s acquisition of the satellite company is approved, says AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. “We haven’t decided yet on how we are going to brand it,” Stephenson told reporters at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “We’re testing the DIRECTV brand. We’re testing the AT&T brand, so we’re doing a lot of thinking.” Of course that’s assuming regulators approve of AT&T’s elimination of one of its biggest […]

Jan
23
2015

U.K. Mobile Market: Four to Three at the Top

Four and three are the key numbers for contestants and regulators in many markets, but particularly in Europe, where the numbers describe the leading mobile service providers in a market. In the highly-competitive U.K. mobile market, the key number will drop from four to three as a result of Telefónica’s sale of its U.K. mobile operation to Hutchison Whampoa, previously the smallest of the four leading service providers. Not often does any single provider jump […]

Jan
23
2015

Windows 10 Makes Voice a Feature of the Operating System

Windows 10 unifies end user experience across devices (PC, tablet, phone), but also illustrates a trend long underway, namely voice communications that are a feature of an application, rather than a discrete service. In Windows 10, Skype comes built in as a communications suite. In other words, Skype will be directly built into messaging, calling and video experiences, with no need to download an app. That obviously has implications for telcos and cable TV companies […]

Jan
23
2015

Is Charlotte The Next Google Fiber City? -

Google is of course considering whether or not to deliver Google Fiber to a possible 34 potential cities, of which only a few are likely to be chosen. Right before Christmas Google delayed the announcement of the next city (or cities), but stated they’d be announcing the next Google Fiber city early next year. It’s possible that Google Fiber’s next stop will be in North Carolina. A number of groups and Charlotte city officials are […]

Jan
23
2015

FTC: Dish Violated Do Not Call List Tens Of Millions of Times -

Dish Network has been found guilty of violating the Federal Do Not Call Registry more than fifty million times. According to an FTC notice, Dish Network ignored consumer opt opt preferences in millions of cases, calling customers with sales pitches who had clearly stated they didn’t want marketing calls. The report notes Dish also violated the “abandoned-call” provision of FTC some 49,738,073 times (read: they called, but then failed to connect the people they called […]

Jan
23
2015

New Bill Introduced To Kill State Protectionist Broadband Laws -

A new bill introduced in Congress this week would aim to overturn the kind of state protectionist broadband laws this site has written about for roughly fifteen years. The Community Broadband Act, introduced by Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Edward Markey (D-MA), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) would derail more than nineteen state laws, usually written by ISP lobbyists, that hinder local communities ability to build their own broadband networks — or in some instances even partner […]

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