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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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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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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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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Let Me Explain: Gartner’s Not Letterman’s Top 10

by Phillip Redman  |  October 21, 2009  |  Comments Off

This week is our annual Fall Symposium in Orlando and if that’s not breaking news enough (OK–any large meeting this year is news) then we also like to make some tech announcements. One of the bigger ones this year is that IT spending in 2010 is likely to grow 3.3% versus a 5.2% decline we […]

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When Will AT&T Put Enterprises On The “A List”?

by Phillip Redman  |  September 11, 2009  |  Comments Off

This week, AT&T announced its plans to allow customers to call a predefined group of numbers, both in and out of the AT&T network where the call won’t count against their buckets of minutes. Called the “A List,” this was in response the Verizon Wireless’s adoption of the “Friends & Family” program earlier this year […]

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More iPhones In The Enterprise

by Phillip Redman  |  April 20, 2009  |  Comments Off

I’ve been hearing from more companies that are supporting iPhone in the enterprise.  Last year we reversed our position and although we don’t consider it the strongest enterprise platform compared to RIM, Symbian, and yes, even Windows Mobile, it is good enough.  AT&T has been pushing the iPhone in the enterprise, even finally releasing a comparable […]

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