Low Versus High Radio Spectrum

Lower frequencies do offer advantages, but my view is that these advantages are often overstated. Most usage of mobile broadband networks will occur within higher population densities in which networks will have to be designed for capacity rather than coverage. In these scenarios, low and high frequencies offer almost equivalent performance.

March 5, 2012 10

“Unlimited” Now Equals 300 Megabytes

A small wireless company called Republic Wireless has started a new “unlimited” wireless voice/text/data service for $19 per month.  It was bad enough when companies were calling 5 gigabytes unlimited, but…

November 9, 2011 8

iPhone Buyers Complaining About Sprint 4G

Robert Graham says he’s the 18th person at his store to return his Sprint iPhone 4S for the following reason. Credit: Robert Graham While this is just one sample, it…

October 23, 2011 2

The iPhone 4S Buying Experience

I bought my first iPhone Friday after bucking the trend for lo these many years. This was an upgrade from the Blackberry Bold 9000 that I’ve carried for nearly three…

October 17, 2011 1

Smaller Display and no LTE may Hamper iPhone 4S

It has been a historic week with the passing of Apple CEO Steve Jobs who was an unrivaled genius of our time.  Mr. Jobs and his team of engineers, designers, and…

October 10, 2011 19

DOJ vs AT&T – A Pyrrhic Victory for Competition and Jobs

In stories and editorials, we are seeing cheering over the decision by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) suing to stop the AT&T and T-Mobile merger.  Fans see this as a victory…

September 2, 2011 4

Don’t Blame iPhone 4 Antennagate on AT&T

A lot of ink has spilled in the last week celebrating Steve Jobs, and deservedly so.  Jobs is undoubtedly one of the most influential geniuses of our time.  But Steve Gillmor…

August 29, 2011 0

iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 Available to Sprint

Apple’s iPhone 5 will not become a dual mode “world phone” that supports GSM and CDMA and will no longer be exclusive to the two biggest wireless carriers in the US….

August 24, 2011 1

AT&T T-Mobile Merger can Bring LTE to Rural America

In a redacted letter posted to the FCC website, AT&T explain how a merger with T-Mobile would bring LTE to rural America.  Specifically, the increased economies of scale would allow AT&T’s upcoming…

August 12, 2011 4

Having it Both Ways with the Telco Carriers

The Media and Democracy Coalition is objecting to the fact that AT&T and Verizon are streamlining their operations.  The opponents of the Telco carriers always seem to want it both…

August 11, 2011 2