There are five companies I think will be worth watching closely in 2008, plus one honorable mention: Qwest: New CEO Edward Mueller hasn't wowed anyone strategically yet, but maybe he won't need to.
The 700 Mhz spectrum auction is scheduled to kick off later this month, and while Google has applied to bid, I don't think the end result of this auction will much alter the industry landscape. Big
By Andrew Seybold Those who write for organizations such as FierceMarkets are generally expected to write two columns at the end of each year-the first is a look back at the previous year and the
Establishing the rules of the 700 MHz auction turned out to be one of the most contentious issues of the year.
Charlie Giancarlo, the chief development officer at Cisco Systems who has been seen as an eventual successor to chairman and CEO John Chambers, is leaving the company to join private equity firm
> Mobile financial services ramped up this year as banks launched their own applications for the
Google started the movement and Verizon Wireless, once a staunch opponent of the concept, is now embracing it. Open access means operators open up their networks to enable any device and application
The last of the beach front spectrum property comes up for auction in January, and much of 2007 was spent fighting over auctions rules. Google lobbied for open access, while Verizon Wireless and
Top headlines from 2007 > Cisco buys Navini for $330M >
> Motorola targets China's under-30 crowd. Article (WSJ sub. req.) > Comparing the Jitterbug and the Coupe.