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AT&T Increases Capacity with COWs

Did you ever wonder how wireless carriers increase capacity in specific areas where large crowds gather? Well, one way is they can bring out cell (towers) on wheels or COWs and use them to augment the cell towers in the...

Cablevision Shows CTI stands for Computer-TV Integration

How big an industry will computer-television integration industry become and will it dwarf the multibillion dollar computer-telephony integration market which was responsive for originating the CTI acronym? How will carriers and cable companies navigate the new world of computer-television integration...

The Microsoftization of Google

You have to give Google credit; they seem to want to make the world a better place by opening up the world and making technology and services more accessible. And they are powerful enough to make it all happen -...

Comcast Does Wholesale VoIP - Buys NGT

YES! Over IP -- We just sold our wholesale VoIP companyYou can smell the hops brewing at the nearby Coors plant when you visit the corporate headquarters of New Global Telecom located in Golden Colorado. One imagines having a beer...

Nexus One: A $350 Penalty so you can Access AT&T?

Two years ago I discussed how Sharper Image could change the way cellphones are sold in the US - they offered an array of unlocked phones and the retailer seemed like the right kind of outlet to make the change...

Internet Radio Threat to Satellite Continues

Back in November of 2007 I wrote about the threat of Pandora andother Internet radio companies to satellite radio. Back then, AT&T was smart to link up with the streaming radio company to offer a service for $8.99/month. Now Pandora...

AT&T Continues Network Improvements

With so much criticism being aimed at AT&T because of network problems throughout the US, it is good to see the company is continuing to invest in improving its infrastructure. Today in fact Ma Bell released a flurry of releases...

Pandora Radio Doubles Users

Digital media continues to grow and as it does, the habits of consumption continue to change. Consider that Pandora Media has doubled its number of registered users this year to 40 million and about one third of its three-million daily...

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...

Droid Ads Say iPhone is Girly

Verizon's Droid ads pit the new phone against the Apple iPhone - comparing their manly device to one they infer is girly. To determine which phone has the most testosterone I put both phones through their paces. The verdict? Well,...

Dear FCC: Please Ask Verizon and Others More Questions

Recently the FCC reached out to Verizon Wireless to inquire about why it is raising early termination fees on advanced phones and in addition, the commission wants to know how consumers will be notified that they are purchasing an advanced...

Really Poor iPhone Predictions

This post (light profanity) from Gizmodo presents a humorous look at how very powerful people in technology made some very wrong iPhone predictions. Perhaps my favorite is the quote from Ed Colligan, Ex-Palm CEO: We've learned and struggled for a...

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,...

How Carriers Can Cope with TV Over IP

It is obvious television viewing is merging with the web and as such, cable companies and other triple-play providers understand they are in increasing danger of becoming providers of dumb pipes. Of course the reason carriers are adverse to this...

Verizon's Rising Fees Still Makes Sense

Recently I commented about how Verizon's doubling of its early termination fee to $350 makes sense as the company needs to keep investing in ensuring its network is the best in the US. I may be the only person who...

Droid Won't Kill the iPhone But Google Guide Might

For the record, Google Guide is not a product or service developed by Google. To learn what I believe this service can become, please keep reading. I spent some time with the new Motorola Droid this weekend and I interviewed...

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...

Verizon Termination Fee Increase Necessary

I just came across an article by Glenn Hall on the TheStreet.com which details outrage at the fact that Verizon charges $350 for their early termination fee - essentially this fee just doubled. His point is that as devices get...

Made it to Huntsville Airport

This is my first time in the Huntsville airport and apparently AT&T 3G will not be joining me at the moment. I never thought I would be thankful for the Edge network. Tonight I am at an Adtran dinner/reception and...

Blackberry Storm 2 Analyzed

I spent some time analyzing a Blackberry Storm 2 in a Verizon store in Norwalk, CT where I chatted with prospective customers as well as Verizon store employees and management. First the phone itself is improved with WiFi support, a...

Speaking at VoIP Conference and Expo 2009

I really excited to speak at the Illinois Institute of Technology Rice Campus for the VoIP Conference and Expo 2009. This will be my first time to this event and interestingly the third time in recent weeks in which I...

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...

Supercomm 2009 Update

I am here in Chicago for Supercomm 2009 where I have numerous video interviews and meetings set up. I will be attending a few receptions and the first one is this evening in celebration of Genband's 10-year anniversary. We have...
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