Business Issues ARPU and ROI
- April 07, 2011
SIP trunking services revenue more than doubled over the past year. ILECs see the growth as cannibalized revenue but some SIP trunking service providers see opportunity.
- March 24, 2011
If an AT&T/T-Mobile merger is approved by the FCC, the path to merge networks should face few technical challenges, thanks to a common technology heritage between the two carriers.
- February 23, 2011
As MetroPCS launched its LTE network last year, it revamped its legacy mobile Web portal with artificial intelligence to improve subscriber loyalty and boost mobile ARPU.
- February 16, 2011
Small cells pinpoint subscribers' locations more precisely than macrocells, enabling more sophisticated mobile location-based services that generate revenue through partnerships.
- October 05, 2010
Poised for huge leaps in data consumption and subscriber growth, Latin America could be telecom's golden goose if carriers can overcome infrastructure challenges, including the lack of undersea cable systems.
- September 16, 2010
Carriers must pitch the IPv6 migration to enterprise customers as a gradual process and focus the conversation on enabling business continuity rather than simple scare tactics.
- August 26, 2010
U.S. cable operators are making free Wi-Fi hotspots in select cities part of their customer retention strategy -- a move expected to eventually evolve into revenue-generating services based on or tied to Wi-Fi.
- August 19, 2010
The global femtocell market is poised for explosive growth, but operators say it won't become lucrative without tying femtocells to new services based on location and presence.
- August 12, 2010
Legacy telecom geographic information systems (GIS) keep track of operators' physical plant. But smaller, more database-centric telecom network planning tools that evaluate demographics, usage behavior and local bylaws enable carriers to be smarter ...
- June 08, 2010
AT&T's tiered pricing plan offers operators a way to monetize surging mobile data usage, but carriers must balance the promise of increasing ARPU with the need to give subscribers visibility into their data usage.
- June 03, 2010
If Tier 1 operators want to recover the billions of dollars that wholesale telecom services units used to reel in, their approach to wholesale will have to mirror their consumer and enterprise strategies -- focus less on access and more on services.
- May 27, 2010
Carriers have to consider the financial health of LTE vendors to ensure investment protection. A confluence of factors -- a worldwide recession, reduced carrier spending, and a young and volatile LTE market -- makes it difficult for carriers to ...
- May 06, 2010
As NTT America saw its carrier customers fend off IP traffic growth by gobbling up 10-Gigabit Ethernet, port density became a problem for the wholesale IP backbone transit provider. With the Cisco ASR 9000, NTT America halved its edge router ...
- April 28, 2010
Following a Court of Appeals ruling that basically curbed FCC authority over broadband regulation and net neutrality efforts, the commission basically has three options. In this Q&A, telecom consultant Tom Nolle , president of CIMI Corp., explains ...
- March 04, 2010
Competitive pricing may have held onto subscribers years ago, but then the iPhone arrived. Operators will have to prevent mobile churn now with attractive smartphone portfolios and strong mobile data networks to support those devices.