• September 04, 2009 04 Sep'09

    FCC regulation or not, wireless business model will change

    The FCC's wireless inquiry may not result in mandated industry changes, but even so, wireless operators should be changing their business models by offering higher-level services to increase revenue.

  • August 26, 2009 26 Aug'09

    Building out mobile backhaul infrastructure without overspending

    Infonetics Research predicts that telecoms will double their spending on mobile backhaul infrastructure by 2013 as they try to strike a balance between providing quality service to customers and not spending so much that it kills their profitability.

  • August 13, 2009 13 Aug'09

    With Clearwire cash running low, Sprint's WiMax push no sure thing

    Early on, Clearwire, Sprint's WiMax 4G network, was a media darling, but the company's future has become clouded as billions invested by Google and Intel are being written off.

  • August 06, 2009 06 Aug'09

    Video on demand: PPV and ads drive telecoms' revenue

    Even as carriers battle over-the-top video players, the industry's own video-on-demand services have been doing well and are getting better.

  • July 30, 2009 30 Jul'09

    Ericsson's Nortel LTE, CDMA win gives it 4G advantage

    Ericsson, quiet up until the very end, has won Nortel's CDMA and LTE assets, giving the telecom equipment vendor the perfect launchpad into the early 4G North American market and leaving loser Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) in a tricky position.

  • July 23, 2009 23 Jul'09

    NSN faces increased competition for Nortel telecom assets

    Private equity firm MatlinPatterson's bid for the Nortel telecom assets wasn't a complete surprise, but the company appears unlikely to outbid Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) and other companies including Ericsson. This jockeying for position will work...

  • July 09, 2009 09 Jul'09

    DOJ antitrust probe of AT&T, Verizon could stall 4G investment

    The Department of Justice's preliminary antitrust investigation of telecom giants AT&T, Verizon and Sprint over price-fixing and handset exclusivity deals has investors worried that it could delay 4G network investment. But the DOJ probe is also ...

  • July 02, 2009 02 Jul'09

    Sprint 4G WiMax network could build on Palm Pre launch success

    For Sprint Nextel Corporation, its exclusive Palm Pre launch is an opportunity for reinvention, giving the third-place carrier a chance to promote its customer service, its network and, most importantly, its 4G WiMax services. It almost doesn't ...

  • June 29, 2009 29 Jun'09

    Alcatel-Lucent mobile ad server enables revenue model for wireless operators

    Alcatel-Lucent's new Advertising Selection Server, also available as a hosted cloud-based service, can help mobile operators increase revenue and become part of the digital media value chain by targeting mobile ads at customers who opt-in to receive...

  • June 25, 2009 25 Jun'09

    Nokia Siemens bid for Nortel's CDMA, LTE wireless assets could pay off

    Nokia Siemens Networks' bid for Nortel's CDMA and LTE assets could allow the network core vendor to break into the wireless edge in light of the Nortel bankruptcy.

  • June 18, 2009 18 Jun'09

    IMS architecture may finally see success with LTE launches

    After years of failing to live up to its hype, the IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) market may finally be taking off in 2009. But the technology's fate is linked closely to the success of Long Term Evolution (LTE).

  • June 11, 2009 11 Jun'09

    Telecom network optimization ROI limited for fixed and mobile video

    Strong video growth for mobile and fixed networks is projected, but with carriers seeing little of the video revenue in the current business model, return on investment (ROI) for telecom network optimization is not always a sure thing for service ...

  • June 05, 2009 05 Jun'09

    Sprint's Kindle deal shows mobile ARPU isn't everything for telecoms

    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 28 May'09

    Local telecoms see opportunity in rural broadband stimulus package

    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 21 May'09

    Jury out on Obama telecom policy, but broadband stimulus gives hope

    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.