It's Halloween. Jack-o-lanterns are aglow. Horror movies are on repeat on TV. Candy is prepared for trick-or-treaters. In keeping with the ghoulish spirit of the day, FierceWireless decided to ponder: What does strike fear into the hearts of wireless executives all over the land? Similar to last year's "Wireless Nightmares," this year's pack of frights delve into the subconscious of several leading industry executives.
More importantly, these nightmares are scenarios that could plausibly come to pass within the next year. Many revolve around product strategy, but financial worries, regulatory woes and other potential business maladies are also crowding the fevered dreams of our executives.
To be clear, we are not predicting that these scenarios will happen, only that they could happen. They are worst-case scenarios--hence, they are nightmares.
Read on to find out these executives' nightmares, taking note of the number of jack-o-lanterns--the more pumpkins, the more nightmarish the scenario. Feel free to comment and leave your own wireless nightmares.--Phil
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|The FCC denies LightSquared ability to launch its commercial LTE network|
|Google's $12.5 billion acquisition gets rejected|
|The Motorola acquisition fails to protect Google's Android partners from patent litigation|
|The iPhone does little to turn around the company's postpaid subscriber additions|
|BBX fails to catch fire|
|Nokia's Windows Phone devices flop|
|AT&T/T-Mobile falls apart at trial|