Phillip Redman

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Order From Chaos: Creating A Standard For Mobile App Management And Secuity

by Phillip Redman  |  May 17, 2013  |  Comments Off

If there’s one thing the mobile industry is known for is standards.  There’s a lot of them. In networking technology you have multiple Wi-Fi standards in use, 80.211 a, b, g, n, ac. In wide area wireless there are GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, LTE. And for mobile OSes you have iOS, Android, QNX, Windows Phone, et [...]

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Can’t We All Just Share (Minutes and Megabytes)?

by Phillip Redman  |  July 18, 2012  |  Comments Off

Last month, Verizon Wireless launched the latest volley in cellular pricing, “Share Everything”–by offering shared data plans across a maximum of ten devices.  The idea was to reduce data costs for consumers.  And though the plan did, it increased voice costs, requiring the adoption of unlimited voice minutes.  Who even uses the phone for calling [...]

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CTIA Wireless Conference 2012: Changing Of The Guard

by Phillip Redman  |  May 11, 2012  |  Comments Off

It’s funny–my first CTIA conference I went to in the mid-1990′s had kind of a start-up feel to it.  There weren’t a lot of big name companies there, not in the way we know the Nokias or Motorolas of today.There were quite a few industry exhibitors with speacilized products–cable seals or cellsite shelters, that you [...]

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4G: The Next Frontier for Celluar Networks

by Phillip Redman  |  December 2, 2011  |  Comments Off

Today we have something from one of my colleagues, Sylvain Fabre, who has recently put together a collection of research on cellular 4G.  Sylvain Fabre is a research director in the Carrier Network Infrastructure group of Gartner. 4G: The Next Frontier for Celluar Networks Recently, a committee of UK members of parliament criticized mobile operators for [...]

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Jumping On The (Mobile) Cloud Bandwagon

by Phillip Redman  |  November 14, 2011  |  Comments Off

Alright I’ve waited long enough.  All this talk about cloud was making me hungry.  No really, being a telecom analyst and watching all these computing geeks talk about cloud computing while the fixed and mobile network providers basically invented the cloud, has been tough.  Haven’t network providers been using the “cloud” diagram for years?  And how do [...]

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LTE: No Where To Go But Up

by Phillip Redman  |  November 11, 2011  |  1 Comment

I just got back from Dallas where the annual LTE North America conference was held this week.  This is a conflation of telecom industry people that contribute hardware, software and services to the wireless industry–from CEOs to lowly analysts.  Attendance was up from last year, when LTE networks weren’t even born yet.  So the industry [...]

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BlackBerry Failure: Less Impactful Than Two Years Ago

by Phillip Redman  |  October 13, 2011  |  Comments Off

It wasn’t quite a yawn, but there was far less outcry this week than there would have been two years ago since BlackBerry service was out for three days.  As you probably know by now, a core switch failure led to intermittent delays and message delivery failures in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  Backlog [...]

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Getting LTE Inside Out?

by Phillip Redman  |  May 13, 2011  |  Comments Off

This is another post about the ubiquity of the mobile phone, because that’s all what people are talking about.  The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January called it the “Smartphone Era”  (finally picking up on what the rest of us have known for some time), meaning the end of the “PC Era.”  It seems [...]

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Changing Wireless Carrier Strategies

by Phillip Redman  |  April 13, 2011  |  Comments Off

I wish carriers put as much time in planning their future, launching new services and creating new business models as they do in rejiggering current service plans and forming bundles.  T-Mobile USA, perhaps a carrier with a very short future due to the proposed AT&T acquisition is the latest to go down this route.  T-Mobile [...]

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Verizon Launches Largest LTE Network

by Phillip Redman  |  December 5, 2010  |  1 Comment

Today, Verizon launched the beginnings of its next-generation network, based on LTE technology.  It will initially cover 110 million POPs in 38 markets, 60 airports.  It is a great initial launch, though it only covers about a third of the total population, though it says it will match its 3G network coverage by next year.  [...]

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