Phillip Redman

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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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Tax Relief For Companies Paying For Employee Mobile Phones

by Phillip Redman  |  September 28, 2010  |  Comments Off

I get asked a lot about taxes.  Though I am not a CPA, and I don’t play one at work, many IT managers were worried and asked me about the tax implications of personal cell phone usage on a business-paid phone (see my blog entry last year from June 18, 2009).  Leglislation to remove this [...]

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A Big Day For U.S. Telecom (Regulators)

by Phillip Redman  |  June 16, 2010  |  1 Comment

Think it’s going to be a cool, quiet summer?  Think again!  The FCC is turning up the heat early.  The tentative agenda for its June 17 open meeting includes a formal Notice of Inquiry (NOI) related to the FCC’s authority over broadband services. Among the NOI’s questions: whether the current Title I (information service) classification [...]

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All I Want For 2010

by Phillip Redman  |  December 11, 2009  |  1 Comment

“Are these the shadows of the things that Will be, or are they shadows of things that May be, only?” It’s one of my favorite moments in Dickens’,  “A Christmas Carol” from one of my favorite stories.  It is a moment of sheer terror in the dread of what can come, but also one of  [...]

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Looks Like Net Neutrality Coming To Wireless Too

by Phillip Redman  |  September 22, 2009  |  1 Comment

Looks like the FCC, in the next month, is going to mandate net neutrality to all types of Internet access, including cellular networks. In his first major policy speech, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski proposed new rules including that, “the Internet remains an unfettered platform. . . ” meaning service providers will soon be restricted in [...]

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