More screens, different screens

By Roger Entner on October 13, 2016

By now a three screen strategy is a must for anyone in the business of media consumption. It’s certainly one of the ways broadband providers are participating in the market place. Some see three screens...

Scientific Testing: The Most Reliable Way to Test a Network

By Roger Entner on August 9, 2016

The FCC is seeking to more closely regulate a key tactic in mobile carrier marketing—their performance and speed claims.

The commission already does this for fixed broadband and has proposed to use crowd data to...

The Wireless Industry: Revisiting Spectrum, the Essential Engine of US Economic Growth

By Roger Entner on April 20, 2016

The wireless industry is making a greater impact on America than ever before. The world is becoming hyper-connected, with smart phones, smart meters, smart houses, smart cities, smart businesses and smart people all relying on...

The Return of Unlimited, this time with even more video

By Roger Entner on January 16, 2016

AT&T is launching an aggressive new offer providing unlimited voice, text and data to customers who have AT&T wireless and DirecTV service. The service is competitively priced at $100 for the first line, $40 for...

ITU and CDC confirm what we already knew: Wireless is the consumer’s choice

By Roger Entner on December 2, 2015

Earlier this week the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) reported the results of its annual global survey. Mobile broadband connections (47.2% of the global population) have now overtaken households with internet access (46.2%) not to mention...

Special Access: How Government Preference for Some May Mean Higher Prices for All

By Roger Entner on October 21, 2015

Five years after the FCC called for data on the state of the special access marketplace from just a portion of the providers offering special access, the agency appears poised to modify contracts and embark...

Hot Summer Days Summary

By Roger Entner on August 24, 2015

T-Mobile threw down the gauntlet this summer with its new Mobile without Borders plan, pre-empting and expanding on AT&T’s plan to make the US and Mexico one calling area. Within a few weeks the rest...

The Story behind the Microsoft Headlines

By Roger Entner on July 14, 2015

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If that’s the case, then the Twitter header image for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella demonstrates that perfectly. Just look at Nadella’s tortured smile then try to...

Incentive Auctions: What Matters Here and Now

By Roger Entner on May 14, 2015

Another hot topic is the upcoming incentive auction. The amount of available spectrum per subscriber tells us how much capacity the carrier has to serve its customers and therefore what the theoretical upper limits of...

2014 US Mobile Phone sales fall by 15% and handset replacement cycle lengthens to historic high

By Roger Entner on February 10, 2015

In 2014, roughly 143 million mobile phones were sold in the United States, approximately 90% of them smartphones. This is a decline of 25 million phones from 2013 when approximately 168 million phones were sold...

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