Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Articles by Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Furchtgott-Roth: It will take more than the miracle of the iPhone 5 to boost GDP

Is there economic hope for the future? A widely reported JPMorgan study released in early September suggested that Apple's iPhone 5 would increase 4th quarter economic growth by between 0.25 percent and 0.5 percent. Surely the iPhone 5 is a great device and will have many sales around the world. Unfortunately, I believe the JPMorgan calculations are not accurate.

Furchtgott-Roth: Wireless Internet successes due to entrepreneurs, not government

Over the past several weeks, the American public has seen a stark contrast between the two major political parties in their views about the role of government in business, particularly small business. In a campaign speech in Roanoke, Virginia, President Obama emphasized the importance of government support for business in a wide range of activities from infrastructure such as roads to Internet research and development.

Furchtgott-Roth: How to restore growth in America and in the wireless industry

The Commerce Department recently issued the gross domestic product measures for the second quarter of 2012. The news, a meager 1.5 percent growth, is not good for either the economy as a whole or the wireless sector.

Furchtgott-Roth: Why Verizon's cross-marketing arrangements with the cable companies won't work

Verizon and various cable companies may join a long line of American companies that considered cross-marketing arrangements and may even have attempted cross-marketing arrangements. But ultimately,  they, too, will discover that cross-marketing arrangements do not easily work.

Furchtgott-Roth: Searching for competition in the FCC's Wireless Competition Report

Harold Furchtgott-Roth Over the past few months, the Federal Communications Commission has received dozens of comments from the public for the current version of its annual report on

Furchtgott-Roth: The dangers of regulating the wireless industry in the 'public interest'

Harold Furchtgott-Roth I recently received a notice about a program on May 23 in Washington, D.C., entitled, "From Broadcast to Broadband: New Theories of Public Interest in Wireless."

Furchtgott-Roth: Is there a spectrum shortage?

Harold Furchtgott-Roth Is there a "spectrum shortage?" Those two words send shivers down the spines wireless industry executives. New services demand ever more spectrum, and, the story

Furchtgott-Roth: The rumors of the wireless industry's demise are greatly exaggerated

Suppose you met a young person who just received a job offer from a wireless communications company. Should you congratulate him or her on entering one of the few bright areas in the American economy