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Wireless wholesale networks – can we make them work?

Wireless wholesale networks So far wholesale networks have not worked in the USA and as far as we can see in Europe, the winners in wholesale deals have been the MVNOs, not the wholesale providers which are usually the national provider turned national enemy with a regulator hell bent on creating competition by constraining the

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Wireless network quality myths

Wireless network quality myths: In the past companies like Verizon in the USA and Rogers in Canada built their brand and customer base on the back of superior networks, but shortly after Virgin Mobile launched the first MNVO on T-Mobile’s UK network, a third party customer satisfaction survey revealed some startling results:  Virgin was rated

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Lightsquared CEO quits – but why?

Published on February 29, 2012 by in USA, Wireless

LightSquared CEO quits In a letter to the board Sanjiv Ahuja has resigned as CEO of LightSquared.  We find it interesting that he gave no reason other than his contract had expired.   It seems he may continue to serve on the board.  Sanjiv is a smart guy and must have many options globally but we

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Mobile Commerce – e=mc2? http://t.co/vLRdhj82

Mobile Commerce – e=mc2? tinyurl.com/82pscov

 
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Mobile Commerce – e=mc2

e=mc2 ? Does this mean that e-Commerce is equal to m-Commerce squared?  For that to be true, mobile operators and banks had better starting getting their stuff together and provide something that just works, or else someone else will rewrite their equations. It seems that operators have not learned any lessons from past mistakes: When

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What a mess – Vodafone/Visa, Verizon/AT&T, Vodafon…

What a mess – Vodafone/Visa, Verizon/AT&T, Vodafone/O2/EE and Google wallet – see FT article on.ft.com/AAQr9o

 
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US rollout of LTE phone networks accelerates – FT.com

Published on February 27, 2012 by in Wireless

This article suggests that Verizon is already considering VoLTE.  Very exciting.  US rollout of LTE phone networks accelerates – FT.com.

 
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BELL CANADA | Bell committed to bringing the latest broadband wireless services to rural Canada

Published on February 27, 2012 by in Bell, Wireless

This is a different way of looking at things:  First he says if Bell cannot compete on a fair basis for spectrum, that they will be forced to concentrate their resources on urban to compete.  Then in the next sentence he says they have the resources to bring the best of global wireless to every

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Smartphone growth sparks investment call – FT.com

Published on February 26, 2012 by in CAPEX

$800bn needed in next four years for LTE networks!  More mobile connections than people in the world.  Smartphone growth sparks investment call – FT.com.

 
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European telecoms woes grow – FT.com

Published on February 26, 2012 by in 2011, Bell, Rogers, TELUS

Outlook for T-Mobile down, port results at Telecom Italia, reduced dividends at Telekom Austria, Telefonica and warning of lower dividends at France Telecom.  So why are Rogers, Bell and Telus all raising their dividends?  European telecoms woes grow – FT.com.

 
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