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What is Wrong with AT&T

In recent weeks, AT&T has been hit with a blizzard of bad news.It's 3Q2011 earnings were off estimates. It's merger with T-Mobile is looking less and less likely with the FCC report, its own smoking gun and the DOJ trial....

Sprint Deals With Clearwire

The best details of the Sprint-Clearwire deal is at Marketwatch, but Tammy Wolf at TMC did a good job, too. Clearwire gets “up to $1.6 billion over the next four years in payments for WiMAX services, possible pre-payments for LTE...

Well That Was Unsatisfying

Tuesday night was kind of the last straw. While watching CinemaNow through my LG Blu-Ray player, the movie - 30 Minutes or Less - must have stopped to buffer 10 times and actually stopped 3 times - in 90 minutes!I...

It's Monday So Lots Happened

Polycom bought Vivu, a video collaboration company, to help Polycom push it's Presence gear. Video, video, video. Yet I never have video calls or video call requests. To me, I wish you would work on the phone part. Give me...

Too Much Going On

PowerNet Global (PNG) signed a wholesale agreement with LightSquared. This will be PNG’s second attempt at cellular. Back in 2005, PNG Mobile was launched as a Sprint MVNO. It didn’t pan out. Most MVNO’s failed around that time. I still...

VZW and the Open Spectrum

In the 700 MHz FCC spectrum auction 73, Google 's involvement insured that the spectrum would be Open Access. ATT ducked out of that auction to buy 700 MHz spectrum from Aloha Networks instead. VZW won $9B worth of Googlized spectrum....

ILEC News

CenturyLink will be reselling VZW as an authorized agent. Why AT&T will not be buying Echostar: Echostar has been on a tear buying up bankrupt assets of BDSD and Terrestar; then Move Networks; and now Hughes. It’s too big to...

Rumor: VZW iPhone

Image via Wikipedia Twitter is all abuzz about the special announcement tomorrow by VZW in NYC. Dan York says that he can't see Steve Jobs letting VZW have the lead on this story. I agree. Everyone is certain that...

Let's Clear Up AT&T 4G

So AT&T bought more 700 MHz spectrum; this time from Qualcomm for almost $2B. This was Qualcomm's spectrum from its FloTV project that used analog TV spectrum. In 2007, AT&T skipped the FCC spectrum auction to pay $2.5B for...

The Mobile Ecosystem Battle

Just finished recording a webinar for COMDEX-Virtual on Mobility + The Cloud = Convergence in Telecom. Khali Henderson, Editor-in-Chief of Phone+ magazine was on the panel with me. I shared this article her because it was relevant. Now I want...

Another LTE Player?

No, not Sprint, although according to the media, Sprint is thinking about deploying LTE. I'm talking about Lightsquared.This new LTE venture promises 100,000 jobs and a 4G network that will reach 92% of the populace. Lightsquared is a consortium based on...

Seriously, More iPhone

This country has some major issues not the least of which the media gets bogged done in buzz marketing. Why else would there be a week's worth of "news" about LeBron leaving Cleveland for Miami. A week! That's almost more...

Is FiOS Crushing Verizon?

Is Verizon getting crushed by their FiOS project?A source says that the labor force internally has shifted around so that the FiOS department is a separate stand-alone department without access from other departments. In other words, FiOS is a silo....

Chad Lives On

That annoying character, Chad, from the Alltel commercials lives on. (See his Facebook page here). This week Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATNI) completed its purchase of certain former Alltel wireless assets from VZW. The total purchase price was $223 million....

Is That a Rebate?

VZW was a sponsor of GROWCO. I owe them for bringing in Michael Gerber, since his speech was sponsored by VZW. There were ads all over the show for VZW handsets. The new Droid Eris by HTS is just $99.99....

Cellular Blues

It's a blue holiday for the cellular networks. Apparently, AT&T would like you to use your iPhone way less than you are. It's abusing their already tired network. The funniest response to this was by Fake Steve, who also happens to...

Battle of the Maps

Cellular companies have some of the lamest ad campaigns. Apparently, the marketing folks AND their ad agencies are SO far removed from the consumers that they don't even know what message to spend millions on.What difference does a coverage map...

Battle of the Bells

On the ChannelVision LinkedIn Group, there is a discussion about the ad wars between VZW and AT&T Mobility. Ho hum. Who cares? One Bell battling another like two children.  Every time I see the AT&T ads, I think, "Weak!"Doesn't AT&T...

Verizon Profits Down

After dumping New England on Fairpoint and cashing in on that garage sale, Verizon bought Alltel. Now it is dumping more rural lines on Frontier. All of this is just Verizon's way of shoring up its stock report. Without the...

Alltel Assets Going to AT&T

How does this work? "AT&T Inc said Friday it will buy the bulk of Alltel Wireless assets being divested by Verizon Communications Inc for $2.35 billion, and will sell some Centennial Communications Corp assets to Verizon Wireless for $240 million."...

Who Do Rumors Benefit?

I was told that when you hear rumors about a merger, it's just bankers raising a balloon to see about interest. It's there way of testing the waters so they can "earn" some money with a little M&A action.  (You...

LTE and WiMax in 2010

It must be confusing to the consumer: 3G, 4G, CDMA, GSM, EVDO, WiMAX, Wi-Fi, LTE. I'm in the Industry but I notice when people confuse the terms. (Seems often like everything is inter-changeable). Clearwire will be rolling out WiMax for...

FCC Voted Today too

The FCC voted today too. They took the Inter-Carrier Compensation and USF off the agenda, much to Martin's dismay."Federal regulators have approved a plan to open up unused, unlicensed portions of the television airwaves known as "white spaces" to deliver...

Where's the growth?

"Global Wireless Penetration to Hit 80% in 2013, Says Portio Research" [via teleclick]  If all the growth will be in Africa, China, and India, what does that mean for European and US carriers? Cellular penetration is now more than 50%.Looking...

Verizon Rumors

Rumors yesterday and today about Verizon wanting to buy Alltel. Supposedly, Verizon Wireless partner, Vodafone, is spreading these rumors. I don't see a merger of that size getting by anti-trust. But I have been wrong in the past. But these...
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