Phillip Redman

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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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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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