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Superior Customer Experience Comes From the Middle Layer: OSS

July 29, 2011 2:21 pm | by Olivier Suard, Comptel Corporation | Comments

The telecommunications business environment is experiencing an exciting period of transition due to the seemingly unstoppable growth of the Internet.


In-App Billing Proves Profitable for Developers

July 28, 2011 1:45 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

In-app purchases are poised to change forever the way mobile application developers sculpt their business plans. The days of paying up front for an app are coming to an end.


Review: ViewPad 10 Features Windows and Android

July 28, 2011 7:56 am | by Ron Harris, Associated Press | Comments

Viewsonic's new tablet has a unique solution for consumers who are still clinging to Microsoft's Windows, even as Google's Android operating system gains traction: It offers both.


Improving the Telecom Infrastructure to Save the Industry

July 26, 2011 7:38 pm | by Norman Fekrat, IBM | Comments

For communications service providers – what used to be called telephone companies – to become competitive in the new world, they need to get their cost profiles competitive with online-service providers such as Google, Apple and Skype.


Demo Time: Pico Projectors Show Promise

July 25, 2011 7:22 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

For some time, the smartphone with an embedded pico projector seemed like a rather dubious proposition, if little more than a bit of crossed fingers and empty promises.


Buckets of Mobile Data: Finding the Right Plan

July 23, 2011 7:33 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Comments

This spring, top executives at both AT&T and Verizon Wireless indicated the companies were considering adjusting their pricing plans to keep pace with the new multiple device paradigm.


Up Front - Is the Industry Competitive?

July 23, 2011 7:20 pm | by Monica Alleven, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

It’s been several weeks since the FCC issued its Fifteenth Report on the state of competition in wireless and it makes no formal finding as to whether the wireless industry is effectively competitive.


Mobile Marketing: Outside the Box

July 23, 2011 7:11 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Over the past couple years, mobile has proven its effectiveness at reaching a targeted audience in ways that drive engagement in incredibly unique ways.


Road Ahead: Connected Cars

July 23, 2011 6:55 pm | by Monica Alleven | Comments

Whether the U.S. Department of Transportation likes it or not, cars are increasingly getting connected. And there’s a bigger role for wireless carriers to play.


Keeping QoS in the Picture

July 23, 2011 6:42 pm | by Monica Alleven | Comments

If you’re the one building the network, where do you turn to get a read on the quality of service (QoS) your network is delivering, or will deliver if it’s still in a testing stage?


Tech Insights - What Cancer Studies Should Be Looking At

July 23, 2011 6:26 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Comments

A statement from the World Health Organization (WHO) that cell phone use may increase the risk of brain cancer is making a lot of industry executives nervous.


Seybold’s Take - Smartphones for Everything?

July 23, 2011 6:18 pm | by Andrew Seybold | Comments

The technology folks are working overtime. They have discovered how handy smartphones are and all of their capabilities...


Analysis - Consolidation = Improved Vertical Competition & Universal Service

July 23, 2011 6:07 pm | by Keith Mallinson | Comments

Carrier consolidation will help counterbalance the rising competitive strength of Apple and Google across the entire mobile ecosystem and extend mobile broadband universally.


Remarks from the Twittersphere

July 23, 2011 5:59 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Twitter has emerged as the world’s largest cocktail party, where conversations range from revolutionary to the mundane.


Potential Hulu Sale Puts Operators at a Crossroads

July 21, 2011 1:54 pm | by Mike Manzo, Openet | Comments

As sites like Hulu, Netflix, Apple's iTunes and even Google win over consumers with on-demand content, operators are missing out on a serious opportunity – one that could truly signal a business breaking point.



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