Phillip Redman

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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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Coming to the party? It’s BYOD.

by Phillip Redman  |  January 17, 2012  |  Comments Off

It’s nothing new: everyone wants more choice and that includes what mobile device they want to use also.  Mobile handheld devices span both corporate and personal uses so it’s only natural as more choices emerged that individuals would want to bring their own device (BYOD) to work.  Apple iPhone has generally been that choice and [...]

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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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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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Google Aquisition of Motorola Mobility Impacts Telcos

by Phillip Redman  |  August 15, 2011  |  5 Comments

They say war makes strange bedfellows, and so does business.  Google announced its acquisition of Motorola Mobility Inc. (MMI), the recently spun-off cellular handset and set-top box maker.  MMI primarily sells its products to telcos–cable and wireless/wireline service providers, customers that Google has had a tenuous relationship with at best.  Google has been a force [...]

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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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Wireless Data Pricing Reaches A New Low

by Phillip Redman  |  November 9, 2010  |  2 Comments

Back in 1995, one of my first big wireless research projects was on pricing elasticity.  At that time, a wireless voice minute cost about $2.25 and only about 13% of the population had phones.  These were mostly business people who could get reimbursed for their use.  In the industry, the widely held belief was that [...]

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