Will 4G drive greater network-to-network competition?

In the UK, mobile networks tend not to compete on a technology level. The benefits of greater coverage or improved network reliability are typically overshadowed as the operator instead promotes  a ‘lifestyle’ choice or a  price benefit. Ironically, in doing so they often end-up promoting third-party OTT players instead of their own value. US operators have a greater legacy of competing at the network level. Up until recently, drive through any US city and you’d find advertisements claiming better coverage then the next guy; AT&T’s ‘More Bars in More Places’ campaign was the focus of nationwide television and billboard advertising … Continue reading Will 4G drive greater network-to-network competition?

Thoughts from CTIA 2010

I’m currently in Las Vegas attending CTIA Wireless 2010. I’m blogging for my company’s corporate blog but wanted to post my write-ups here as well! —————————————————– Like any trade event there are key trends that peculate across presentations, demonstrations and keynotes.  Fortunately, and unlike Mobile World Congress, CTIA makes its keynotes open to even the lowliest of badge holder. Great news for those looking to pick up on these trends and listen to the challenges facing the mobile community from the movers and shakers themselves. The program has been very impressive with presentations from C-level executives from several international mobile carriers. A … Continue reading Thoughts from CTIA 2010