Flipping the way mobile voice and data are priced is a bold and yet essential move. Mobile operators can now benefit from and embrace increasing use of all kinds of in-house and OTT services and applications.
The trick in auction design is to encourage sufficient competition among bidders while also ensuring that there are adequate incentives for the operators and their financial backers to build out networks rapidly and on a widespread basis.
Charging a premium for LTE, as EE is currently doing, is unsustainable. Instead; stoking mobile broadband demand with lower and lower-priced LTE is most essential.
No market is more successful, and yet also based on standards-essential patents and other patented technologies, than that for these smart devices. You'll find no evidence of stifled innovation or market blocking in smart devices under the Christmas tree this year.
Broadband needs to be brought to everybody, almost everywhere they go. This includes at home, at work and on the move with mobile devices. What we need most from policy makers is that they ensure minimally acceptable broadband speeds and service levels to virtually everybody, no matter where they are or what devices they choose to use.
Spectrum licensing should incentivise LTE rollouts with the kinds of deployment obligations used in Germany and Russia, and enforcement including significant penalties for breaching those conditions, rather simply seeking to maximise financial proceeds in auction.
With introduction of the first mobile networks worldwide, mostly on a national monopoly or duopoly basis and with cheap spectrum in the 1980s and 1990s, profitability and payback on investments
The question of whether or not and when Verizon Wireless will resume regular dividend payments is a long-running strain between the company's parents Verizon Communications and Vodafone, and it
Google's proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility is ostensibly for the hoard of 17,000 issued patents and a further 7,500 pending, so why keep a handset manufacturer that is merely
As with child actors and pop stars that hit the big time while still very young, Google with its Android operating system is found lacking versus more mature players Apple, Microsoft and even