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Fake Steve Jobs Suggests an AT&T Flash Mob

AT&T has told its users they use too much data - they are actively looking for ways of limiting their usage. One idea being thrown around is usage-based pricing. Forget for a minute that years back, carriers worldwide were trying...

TeliaSonera 4G Screams at 80 Mbps

TeliaSonera allows 20-80 Mbps download speeds on a 4G-based LTE network allowing a theoretical 4 simultaneous HDTV streams at maximum throughput! If you live or visit the central parts of Stockholm or Oslo you can now get blazing fast wireless...

Why is Nokia Closing Flagship Stores?

Although the Internet was supposed to reduce the need for brick and mortar locations and in reality growth in ecommerce does come to some degree at the expense of catalogues, contact centers and of course retail stores - It seems...

ITEXPO East 2010 Miami Update

I just came across this web page with some important details on ITEXPO. I mentioned the keynoters in a recent post and I still think they are one of the best combinations of thought leaders in our space. Google Voice,...

ITEXPO Keynoters Announced

We are thrilled to announce a slew of top notch keynoters for the upcoming ITEXPO which takes place in Miami, FL Jan 20-22, 2010. I will share them with you by first explaining why they were invited: A keynote picture...

Boingo on Blackberry

Attention Blackberry Users: you can now quickly and immediately jump on and off over 100,000 hotspots around the world without the painful process of entering a user name and password. Boingo, a global provider of WiFi service has become...

Sprint's Big Bet - M2M and More

Speaking with Sprint's Wayne Ward you come away amazed at the potential ahead for wireless carriers in the burgeoning machine-to-machine or M2M space. Just what exactly is M2M? It is simply machines communicating with machines. Quite often this interaction is...

Can Droid Touch the iPhone or is Resistance Futile?

In February of 2007 I asked candidly if the fact that Verizon chose not to carry the iPhone will be remembered as a telecom blunder and more importantly I predicted in a year's time that we would look back at...

AT&T, Google, The FCC and Net Neutrality

Last week's most interesting tech news may just be the controversy brewing in the world of net neutrality where FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is looking to extend these principles to wireless networks. To me it makes sense that all networks...

Blackberry Tour Takes GigaBeating

In the past few days I have run into two Blackberry Tour users. One had positive things to say and one terrible things. Om Malik sums up the problems. In short, Om got his social circle to switch to the...

Blackberry Storm 2 With Piezo Technology and WiFi

According to the video below the new Blackberry Storm 2 will perform head and shoulders above the original Storm and the iPhone. With a multitouch screen and Piezo electronics allowing a smoother and faster text inputting system we can expect...

Internet Music Saved?

There is some good news and bad in the recent negotiations between record labels and internet streaming sites which bring you radio over IP. From the AP: The revenue-sharing deal announced Tuesday is between SoundExchange, a nonprofit that collects royalties...

Tehrani's Thoughts on iPhone 3G S Vs. Palm Pre

We are in a time of unprecedented financial turmoil and it is apparent to me that productivity needs to increase to help us stabilize the job losses and hopefully get our economy back into growth mode. It is devices like...

Early Thoughts from Sprint Palm Pre Launch

 In one of the more memorable product launches of recent times Sprint CEO Dan Hesse took the stage to speak to a packed room about the launch of the new Palm Pre and how he expects it to help Sprint...

Preparing for the Pre Launch Event

Some weeks back I received an invitation to an event in New York City from Sprint that started like this: Good Morning Rich, This summer, the blockbusters are not just opening at the multiplex. From this week's headlines, you've inevitably...

Comsys WiMAX Devices

Check out my interview with Ronny Gorlicki of Comsys an israeli semiconductor company specializing in communications, who details the benefits of using his company's chips in WiMAX devices. Gorlicki shows off a number of interesting Comsys-powered WiMAX gadgets which are...

Interviews With Taqua, Neustar, Genband, Mera, Dash, Covad, Actelis, Stratus Telecom, TW Telecom, Sprint, Profitec and More

The TMC Newsroom has been bustling with activity and lately we have had a chance to interview a number of the leaders in the communications space. Check out the TMC Video News Room home page for the latest and some...

Why Verizon Just Did The Web a Huge Favor

The Web's Gain is Google's loss This is an important time of year for cybersquatters as one of them just lost a $33.2 million dollar case against Verizon. The details are as follows... A company called OnlineNIC was ordered by...

We're No Shrinking Violet Says Nortel's Carrier Chief

Nortel is an interesting company from the perspective that they have an inherent advantage in their product development as they cater to two separate markets - enterprise and carrier, which need similar products. The company can afford to easily sell...

Cox Goes Wireless

Look out world, the triple-play is becoming the quadruple-play. In all likelihood we are already at the quadruple play in many cases and heading to quintuple. OK -- we will call it X-play.Cutting to  the chase, Cox is now reselling...

Google's Can't Search Its Own E-mails?

Google is the best company in the world at complex search, by far. Hands down. They do it better than anyone. Yahoo and Microsoft have thrown billions at projects which they hoped would allow them to catch up with Google....

Time For Google to Buy Sprint?

A while back I wrote about rumors I heard regarding Google purchasing Sprint and since then many people told me they read my story but it is an insane idea that could never happen. Now it seems others are making...

Sprint Sells Towers, Nextel Next?

In a move to pay down debt, Sprint has decided to sell its towers to TowerCo and lease them back.Approximately 3,300 towers will be sold for $670 million in cash. Sprint is rumored to be floating the idea of selling...

Sprint Nextel Acquired by SK Telecom

It looks like Sprint will be able to start over as part of a new company thanks to South Korea wireless phone service provider SK Telecom. If you remember I commented on rumors that Google will pick up Sprint a...

Mobile Advertising Update

The mobile operators have invaluable demographic information regarding their subscribers and it seems that in the US, Sprint Nextel is leading the way in turning their information into gold. One of the challenges for carriers looking to generate ad revenue...
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