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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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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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Managing Mobility Conundrum

by Phillip Redman  |  June 14, 2010  |  2 Comments

Last week I spent a lot of time with user clients going over some of their main business issues relating to mobile networks and the enterprise. At each meeting, the most burning question was not related specifically to technology, but how to manage the ever expanding number of mobile and wireless platforms and services. In […]

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New Life For Sprint’s iDEN Network

by Phillip Redman  |  December 2, 2009  |  2 Comments

When Sprint announced its acquisition of Nextel five years ago this month, I anticipated that Sprint would shut down or sell-off its Nextel unit while transitioning its users to push-to-talk (PTT) services over its CDMA technology. Sprint thought so (and publicly announced it) too and eventually turned down investing in iDEN technology. Five years later, […]

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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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President Loves BlackBerry, Looks To Repeal Cellular Tax

by Phillip Redman  |  June 18, 2009  |  Comments Off

In a move that all companies should be happy about, President Obama, via a statement posted on its Website by IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman, has asked Congress to repeal a law that currently taxes personal use of corporate paid cellular phone usage.  If you think that sentence is confusing, you should take a look at […]

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Is Regulation The Answer For Reducing International Roaming Costs?

by Phillip Redman  |  April 22, 2009  |  Comments Off

The European Parliament just passed additional regulation to cap the costs of data roaming for Europeans traveling in the EU countries.  The idea is that users are unaware of the additional international pricing (and getting bill shock a month later) and this is the way to keep costs down as usage has gone up.  Previous regulation in 2007 had reduced […]

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Cutting Cellular Reimbursements: Will This Really Save Money For Enterprises?

by Phillip Redman  |  April 17, 2009  |  Comments Off

One of the more heated internal debates in while has been whether companies should stop reimbursing employees for cellular phone costs.  A number of large companies are thinking of this and a few have been rumored to instituted some policy recently about stopping reimbursements for cellular phones and broadband-at-home.  The logic is that users will […]

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