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Is it Finally Time for the Telecom Tower Industry to Focus on Small Cell Deployment in the US?

Is it Finally Time for the Telecom Tower Industry to Focus on Small Cell Deployment in the US?

I attended the Wells Fargo 2014 Small Cell Symposium to take a deep dive on small cell technology as “the next big thing” in the evolution of wireless infrastructure and the telecom tower industry. It seemed like a good time to do reality check on…

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After Abandoning its Bid for T-Mobile USA, Sprint Names New CEO Marcelo Claure to Replace Dan Hesse

After Abandoning its Bid for T-Mobile USA, Sprint Names New CEO Marcelo Claure to Replace Dan Hesse

Last week Sprint announced the end of its Odyssey to acquire T-Mobile USA and replaced Dan Hesse as it CEO effective August 11, 2014. Hesse has led the third largest US mobile operator since 2007 and is expected to receive a severance package exceeding $40…

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Sprint’s Odyssey Ends As Iliad Launches its Campaign for T-Mobile USA and Deutsche Telekom Patiently Considers its Options

Sprint’s Odyssey Ends As Iliad Launches its Campaign for T-Mobile USA and Deutsche Telekom Patiently Considers its Options

Iliad launched its surprise campaign with an offer to acquire a controlling interest in T-Mobile USA on August 1. This bid of $15 billion in cash for 56.6% of T-Mobile USA made by the largely unknown French telecom operator Iliad introduced new uncertainty into the…

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Mobile Broadband and LTE Stokes Growth in the Telecom Tower Industry

Mobile Broadband and LTE Stokes Growth in the Telecom Tower Industry

The telecom tower industry is expanding globally as mobile service providers seek opportunities to monetize “non-strategic” assets, and reduce network expansion costs with shared infrastructure. The tower industry was pioneered in the United States with companies like American Tower, Crown Castle and SBA, before being…

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Where is Mobile Offload to Carrier Wi-Fi?

Where is Mobile Offload to Carrier Wi-Fi?

Over the last few years, there has been much discussion about major mobile network operators (MNOs) using Carrier Wi-Fi as a tool in their arsenal to provide broadband capacity to their customers. And yet we have seen very few actual agreements between Wi-Fi service providers…

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Over-the-top and Wi-Fi First will Change the Definition of the MVNO

Over-the-top and Wi-Fi First will Change the Definition of the MVNO

One of the interesting by-products of the dramatic rise of over-the-top service providers will be the redefinition of the MVNO, and the way it contributes to the mobile operator’s business case. The MVNO – mobile virtual network operator, which offers cellular services by leasing capacity…

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Microcell Deployments Depend on New Street Furniture

Microcell Deployments Depend on New Street Furniture

The development of microcells and picocells will depend on getting antennas closer to users, but it’s going to take a whole new type of wireless infrastructure that can coexist in the urban and suburban landscape, according David Lasier, president and CEO of Enersphere. “Right now,…

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Big Data Demands for 4G Customer Experience Management (CEM)

Big Data Demands for 4G Customer Experience Management (CEM)

Customer experience management (CEM) has piqued the interest of the communications industry, particularly as service providers seek innovative solutions to drive competitive advantage. CEM solutions offered by companies like Amdocs, Alcatel Lucent, Ericsson, Nokia and Oracle have evolved in recent years from those that independently…

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IBM-Apple versus Google Samsung: Which Partnership is Going to Shake the Enterprise Mobility Market?

IBM-Apple versus Google Samsung: Which Partnership is Going to Shake the Enterprise Mobility Market?

Two major partnership agreements regarding enterprise mobility have been announced in the past few weeks that are drawing the lines in the battle for corporate users. First, at its I/O Conference in late June, Google announced that it would be including some elements of Samsung’s…

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Interview with Dr. John Saw, Sprint’s Chief Network Officer

Interview with Dr. John Saw, Sprint’s Chief Network Officer

As Sprint crosses the finish line for the rip and replace of its 3G network, as well as reaching 471 4G LTE markets deployed, we caught up with Dr. John Saw to talk about his plans for optimizing America’s newest network. 4G Trends was granted…

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