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.
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 [...]
By Roger Entner on February 16, 2012
The gridlock between Capitol Hill and the FCC is holding the American consumer and economy hostage
In fact, the U.S. will run out of spectrum capacity to support wireless broadband networks in the next three to five years. That’s not just my opinion. The White House, the FCC, and Congress share it, which is remarkable [...]
By Roger Entner on January 18, 2012
Sure, there were exceptions. But overall CES 2012 was pretty dismal for anyone interested in wireless.
This year’s CES was pretty dismal for anyone interested in wireless. Sure, AT&T had some good stuff and the Microsoft launched the LTE Windows Phone 7. But other than that, most people would’ve been better off hitting the snooze button.
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