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Video is the Recurring Star

There is an insatiable demand for content of the video variety. It is so great in fact that sports networks like ESPN are getting an outsized portion of your cable bill. The network in fact gets more than $5 per...

FCC Commissioner Adelstein Speaks at ITEXPO/Super WiFi Summit

Many people who read that former Apple CEO John Sculley is speaking at ITEXPO wondered why I didn’t mention former FCC Commissioner, Jonathan Adelstein is also speaking. I really didn’t have an answer except to say a post will be...

xG Technology Scores Huge Win

The most controversial company I have ever reported on has to be xG Technology. They have a wireless solution which uses unlicensed spectrum in an efficient manner in order to allow service providers to provider service without needing to purchase...

The Fiscal Cliff Could Kill Super-WiFi

One of the most amazing turning points in technology advancement has been the US Government’s decision to allow unlicensed spectrum to be used in the form of WiFi. Instead of taking the short-term gain of revenue via spectrum auction, it...

Attention Social, App and Search users, YOU are the Product

Original image from Shutterstock A little understood notion is that for those people using free services and apps, you are the product and generally speaking the advertiser is the customer. The exception is when no ads are shown and...

TMC Contributor Wins Two First Place Journalism Prizes

I was happy to learn one of TMC's contributing writers Deborah Hirsch has just received two first place prizes at the Connecticut Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists' annual excellence in journalism awards.I wanted to wish her a very public...

US Database of Stolen Cellphones to be Established

Today is a bad day for thieves, very bad. You see, electronics are the number one item stolen – even more so than cash and finally the US will be implementing a system to ensure stolen cell phones no longer...

Google Keynote at ITEXPO Feb 1st, 2012 in Miami

I am really thrilled to let my readers know that  Rick Whitt, Washington Telecom and Media Counsel at Google will be the keynote presenter at Super WiFi Summit which is a collocated event at ITEXPO. ITEXPO kicks off this January...

Julius Genachowski Makes Brilliant Move at FCC in Hiring Henning Schulzrinne as CTO

Earlier this month, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the appointment of Henning Schulzrinne as Chief Technology Officer – a major move forward for the FCC and the US communications regulatory environment. This move was made in-part because the FCC has...

Will AT&T Divest in 2012?

TMC Senior Editor Peter Bernstein thinks AT&T may explore divestiture options next year and it is a conceivable thought. Moreover, what is worth thinking about is what will the Department of Justice do with other high-profile acquisition attempts next year....

FreeWave Technologies Provides Secure, Long-Range Radio Communications

Submarine cable systems between the UK, Canada and Paris became essential in the 1850s as the British government found itself in a situation where it would fight wars, sign treaties and still have thousands of soldiers in the field fighting...

Is Content King or is it Platform?

The adage about content being king is absolutely true and the precipitous drop in the value of Netflix shares related to losing Starz programming reminds us that distribution can be considered a distant second to content. This is true because...

Why Blocked AT&T, T-Mobile USA Deal is Good for Growth

Critics might say, in the history of M&A, it is difficult to recall one instance where more jobs were created as a result of two companies coming together. Yet this is the argument AT&T has been making for just less...

Death of the PSTN a Major ITEXPO Topic in Austin, TX

In 1997 when TMC announced the launch of Internet Telephony Magazine – the world’s first publication on IP communications I met with dozens of skeptics who told me emphatically that the technology was a hobbyist toy and not something you...

Will AT&T, T-Mobile Merger Slow Wireless Innovation?

AT&T has done an incredible job of getting special interest group after group to endorse its merger with T-Mobile, saying it will provide better broadband access for minorities, rural subscribers and just about any group of people you can think...

PSTN Death is Near

I vividly remember driving my car in 1999 – two years after the company where I am CEO, TMC decided to launch Internet Telephony Magazine and thinking VoIP was going to change the way communications works and eventually kill the...

Sprint Tries Desperately to Block AT&T, T-Mobile USA Merger

At a time when wireless broadband is becoming so important to US consumers and businesses, how can it make sense to have less choice in the market? Moreover, as carriers shift from all-you-can-eat pricing to a tiered system, isn't it...

FCC Reports Highlights 8x8 Business VoIP Success

While many technology decisions are made based upon what analysts or the media think, these sources can be flawed as they involve relationships – sometimes financial which could potentially skew how a specific company may be rated by the media...

Heading Back from CTIA Wireless 2011

I had a good week down in Orlando, FL at the CTIA show with many meetings. Some highlights included much debate about the AT&T acquisition on T-Mobile and the $3B break up fee associated with it. Then there were new...

Skype, FCC and Google News

Rich wearing the TMC hat(No, I couldn't find any St. Bernard pics)Apologies for not blogging in some time - I've been wearing my running TMC hat as CEO which means meetings, strategy sessions, mission statement updates, etc. TMC is growing...

Verizon Drives Stake Through Heart of Net Neutrality

Updated with modified quote from Hunter Newby January 28, 2011, 8:15 AM EST Updated again January 28, 2011, 4:37 PM EST for grammatical reasons -- My views have shifted on net neutrality over the years - to the point where...

If Super WiFi is A Dream, At Least I'm in Good Company

Updated Jan 27, 2011, 8:01 pm EST. It’s no secret that both Microsoft and Google are looking at white spaces and Super WiFi as an area of growth allowing inexpensive broadband wireless signals to be transmitted over long distances. But...

My Conversation With Chairman Kevin Martin Re: ITEXPO

As I got off the phone with former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin today after discussing his upcoming keynote, I couldn't help to feel great that ITEXPO will be one of the most exciting events of the year with respect to...

-50F With Wind Chill. Escape to ITEXPO in Miami

You know I would never stoop to reminding you about the weather to persuade you to attend what I believe to the be the best tech and telecom conference in the world - OK, maybe I would.So I was driving...

ITEXPO Hashtag is #ITEXPO, Receptions and More

Good evening readers,Just a note to let you know the hashtag for ITEXPO on Twitter will simply be #ITEXPO. You will see enhanced levels of twitter messaging at the show (Twitter stream at keynotes for example) allowing the ITEXPO and...
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