Business Issues ARPU and ROI
- June 05, 2009
Sprint Nextel Corporation is earning only $2 ARPU off the 400,000 mobile users who bought a Kindle in Q1 2009, according to recent analysis. But huge profit margins mean the MVNO-like deal with Amazon is paying off handsomely for the struggling ...
- May 28, 2009
The smallest local telecoms may gain the most from Obama's rural broadband stimulus package. As larger service providers pass up potential stimulus grants, rural service providers are seeing a potential boon in an otherwise tough telecommunications ...
- May 21, 2009
As confirmation hearings drag on, telecoms remain undecided about how telecom-friendly the Obama administration will ultimately be, even as regional players start to make plays for broadband stimulus funds.
- May 14, 2009
Wireless operators are making steady investments in 4G deployments, but without rethinking some fundamentals, they may have a hard time seeing good returns on services based on LTE and WiMax.
- April 30, 2009
Despite healthy margins today, providing bulk bandwidth is a losing proposition for telecoms unless they can stabilize revenue-per-bit, analysts say. But what will the future of the Internet bring?
- April 23, 2009
Deutsche Telekom cited currency woes and a tough economy as factors contributing to newly lowered earning expectations. But analysts say that increased competition is a major problem as well.
- April 22, 2009
IP transformation remains a major topic of service provider conversation in terms of how to best increase network efficiency and revenue, but transformation is a multi-pronged effort taking place on the network, product portfolio, systems and...
- April 16, 2009
Time Warner Cable expands its bandwidth cap program to make broadband profitable, but customer resistance and legal threats could scuttle the initiative.
- April 09, 2009
Emerging network virtualization technology could enable telecom service providers to cut redundant hardware and carrier network management costs to create more efficient telecom networks.
- March 26, 2009
While carriers aren't getting a big cut of the app store pie, their revenues still depend on the increasingly popular e-storefronts to cut churn and draw in new customers -- as well as sell new, ARPU-driving services.
- March 12, 2009
Increasing use of femtocells and distributed antenna systems can help telecom service providers cut wireless backhaul costs by a third and increase service quality for customers.
- January 22, 2009
Despite Nortel's current bankruptcy woes, most of its customers are likely to give it a chance, as long as a viable plan is made public -- and soon.
- December 16, 2008
Internet companies are finally making concessions to service providers, but the process is slow – and far from the public eye.
- December 10, 2008
Projections vary widely about whether the telecommunications industry will continue solid growth despite the global recession. Wireless is in a strong growth position, but service providers face challenges over how to make more money from their ...
- December 02, 2008
Despite the wider economic meltdown, telecoms have some news to be thankful for, including clean balance sheets and wireless services that few customers can live without.