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 set the upper limit for carrier marketing claims.
But here’s the problem: There are significant differences between crowd and scientific […]
By Roger Entner on September 25, 2014
Recon Analytics recently completed an exhaustive study of the US mobile market and how it compares with its G7 peers (funded by CTIA). This article presents a summary of the study—the results of which are available here.
The US mobile broadband experience is the stuff of lore around the world, in part […]
By Roger Entner on February 6, 2014
The following Note is the first of a two-part series assessing some of last year’s key market developments and projecting their impact into 2014. We also offer our thoughts on the challenges and opportunities for wireless carriers this year and consider how competition will unfold in the months ahead. Part Two will look at what […]
By Roger Entner on October 19, 2012
A few days ago, a short report from the GSMA’s Wireless Intelligence (WI) group intimated that prices for LTE wireless data are lower in Europe than they are in the U.S. WI attributes the lower prices to more competition in Europe, pointing to the fact that multiple LTE networks are competing against each other. At […]
By Roger Entner on August 1, 2012
Due to its indisputable value to Americans, the US wireless industry has grown into one of the largest sectors of the US economy. The US wireless industry generates as much economic activity as the Czech Republic, the 46th largest economy in the world.
While wireless is one of the most globally connected sectors of our economy, […]
By Roger Entner on April 30, 2012
Recon Analytics undertook this in-depth report to determine the extent of the economic impact the wireless industry has on the US economy.
We ran an independent analysis based on numerous sources, including data that covered wireless carriers, wireless handset and equipment manufacturers and the overall wireless broadband industry. In addition, we applied our own analysis […]
By Roger Entner on April 9, 2012
The situation at the 4G wireless service provider just keeps getting worse, so here’s what it needs to do
One thing is clear about Clearwire: no matter what happens, it needs Sprint more than ever.
Just look at 2011. The 4G WiMax service provider’s best news was the increase in subscribers, from Continue Reading →
By Roger Entner on April 5, 2012
At its last meeting, the FCC announced it was commencing a new rulemaking to resolve interference issues in the 700 MHz Block and assess how such interference issues impede interoperability among devices and networks using 700 MHz. Before we delve into a conversation about the FCC’s proposals, it is helpful to remind ourselves of the […]
By Roger Entner on March 23, 2012
It’s that time of year again. The FCC has to develop its next annual report to Congress on the state of competition in the U.S. wireless industry. In the last few years, the FCC has done a good job of expanding the scope of information it analyzes to inform its opinion. The agency’s focus on […]
By Roger Entner on March 9, 2012
The fourth quarter of 2011 was excellent for the wireless industry. More than 5.7 million net additions in the quarter were fueled by the iPhone 4S launch, demonstrating that massive growth is still possible in wireless. This is welcome news for handset makers, app developers, operators and network vendors alike. AT&T beat its best smartphone […]
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