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April 22, 2010  12:18 PM

AT&T earnings: Even the iPhone can’t carry the day

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, AT&T, iPhone, Wireless broadband

AT&T reported earnings 21% lower than a year ago, and the result appears to be linked with the dynamics of its mobile business. While AT&T activated almost a million iPhones going to new customers, it showed only about half that number in net subscriber growth. That means the provider...

April 13, 2010  12:05 PM

New Microsoft Kin phones target iPhone functionality subsets

Posted by: Tom Nolle
iPhone, Microsoft, smartphones

Microsoft may be revealing another aspect of its complex mobile strategy in a pact with Verizon to introduce some phones that target social networking. Two models of the...

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April 1, 2010  7:14 PM

AT&T network boost crucial, whether or not Verizon gets iPhone

Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, 4G wireless, Apple, AT&T, CDMA, iPhone, network upgrades, traffic management, Verizon, wireless networks

AT&T is reported to be prepping its network for a head-to-head battle with Verizon, a battle reignited by the

March 1, 2010  2:05 PM

Lower Apple iPhone prices could pressure AT&T upgrades

Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Apple, backhaul, iPhone, smartphones

Apple may be planning to lower its iPhone pricing to reduce the risk of losing the low end (where the growth likely is) of the smartphone market to competitors. The move...

December 21, 2009  4:20 PM

Verizon, the Droid and the iPhone: Network preparations in progress

Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, BlackBerry, Droid phones, iPhone, Motorola, Verizon

Verizon seems to be backing away from its “anti-iPhone” Droid ads and preparing to offer the most popular smartphone when the AT&T exclusivity ends (whenever that is). Verizon...

November 17, 2009  2:06 PM

Droid, Android, and how Google could hurt Apple

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android OS, Apple, Google, iPhone, smartphone, Verizon

Verizon, Motorola and Google can all be pleased at the pace of Droid sales, estimated at $250,000 the first weekend. While Apple’s iPhone sales record dwarfs that of Droid, it’s still...

September 23, 2009  2:04 PM

AT&T to jump to 4G, abandon HSPA+

Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, AT&T, HPSA, iPhone, LTE, procurement zones, Verizon

AT&T has abandoned its HSPA+ (high speed packet access) plans in favor of a migration to 4G LTE, a move that isn’t at all surprising, given Verizon’s commitment to LTE and the extreme competition between the...

September 1, 2009  2:25 PM

Market pressure could cost AT&T Apple iPhone exclusivity

Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, AT&T, FCC, iPhone, regulation, Verizon, wireless

There’s growing speculation that AT&T’s honeymoon with iPhone may be coming to an end.

August 24, 2009  12:25 PM

Google and wireless regulation in the U.S.

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, Google, iPhone, net neutrality, Skype, T-Mobile, VoIP

There’s more debate on the smartphone VoIP front as both Google and T-Mobile deny there were any deliberate restrictions placed on Skype for the T-Mobile Android handsets....

July 7, 2009  12:03 PM

Carrier handset antitrust review threatens LTE capex

Posted by: Tom Nolle
FCC, handsets, iPhone, LTE, telecom capex, wireless

The Department of Justice (DoJ)is apparently opening an inquiry into competitive practices in the telecom industry, a move that’s been tried before but failed because of turf objections from the FCC and its congressional...

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