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SBC to Adopt AT&T Brand Name

Telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times that the decision was not an easy one for SBC, whose own name is a strong brand in the regional areas it serves "Both names have value," Kagan said. "But of all the names in telecom, only one has the history of AT&T."

Japanese Form Mobile Wallet Alliance

"Mobile carriers will push this kind of service because it will be what keeps them profitable in the long run," telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times "And if they build in the kind of security and privacy that people want, it will catch on eventually. People want convenience and this is just another type of convenience."

Motorola Sues Over Nortel’s CEO Hiring

Telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times that the new CEO faces a tough task ahead, especially since Nortel lost key time in the competitive race while it dealt with its in-house issues "Nortel is a good company, with happy customers and good products," Kagan said....

MCI Shareholders OK Takeover by Verizon

Telecom analyst Jeff Kagan said Verizon must be pleased to see the MCI deal close to consummation, even though the final price tag is some $1.7 billion above its original offer. "They are going to end up paying a lot more than they originally intended to, but at least they still have the company," he told the E-Commerce Times...

Vonage, Others Sued by Sprint Nextel Over VoIP Patents

Telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times that the suit likely won't be the last in the VoIP space "I have a feeling we are going to see many of these actions in the coming months and years. If this is true, then Sprint Nextel has the right to sue Vonage," he said.

RealNetworks, Cingular Eye Mobile Video Market

"The mobile phone will become the third screen after the TV and the personal computer," telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times. "People will use them for much more than work or communications." Real growth may be a ways off, however, as problems such as the fract...

Mobile Industry Prepares for Cell Phone Porn

The one thing mobile carriers won't want, said telecom analyst Jeff Kagan, is for such content, including that available on the mobile Web, to be downloaded by their users without them being in the loop In other words, carriers may recognize that this behavior will take place ...

Mobile Carriers Hope to Cash In With Wallet Phones

Telecom analyst Jeff Kagan said U.S. consumers will warm slowly to using cell phones in new ways, with new blended phones such as the iTunes smartphone being built by Apple and Motorola helping to push consumers in that direction "But it's still early," Kagan told The E-Commer...

EBay Mulling Skype Acquisition

Independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told The E-Commerce Times that the move may have short-term payoffs, but that Skype is likely to have only a minor role in the ongoing telecom revolution "While this is big news about the growth strategy for eBay, I do not see this becomi...

Microsoft Jumps Into VoIP Fold with Teleo Acquisition

And everyone, from telecoms to cable companies, portals to pure-play VoIPs, wants to grab a piece of the market. While pure-plays such as Skype and Vonage -- which is reportedly eyeing an IPO to fill its coffers for competition -- have an early lead in terms of customers, the larger communications companies have a huge advantage, telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told TechNewsWorld...

Microsoft Makes Splash With VoIP Acquisition

And everyone, from telecoms to cable companies, portals to pure-play VoIPs, wants to grab a piece of the market. While pure-plays such as Skype and Vonage -- which is reportedly eyeing an IPO to fill its coffers for competition -- have an early lead in terms of customers, the larger communications companies have a huge advantage, telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times...

Verizon Expands Wireless Broadband, Cuts Prices

Telecom analyst and consultant Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times that the Verizon Wireless service is now widely spread enough that the company can start to take a different approach in its marketing, one that will likely feature it equating the Verizon name to national high-speed wireless...

Vonage Reportedly Eyeing $600 Million IPO

"If we go out a few years, I do not think Vonage will be an important player," independent telecom analyst and consultant Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times. "I think it will be a small player, but one that is remembered for bringing VoIP to the front burner with their advertising and marketing."

Yahoo, Verizon Launch Low-Cost DSL Option

Independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times that Verizon likely has its sights set on both short- and long-term opportunity, with the future opportunity a huge one that includes Internet, voice and cable television all on a single line "Verizon is looking ...

AOL Launches Mobile Storefront

"AOL will have some traction in the mobile marketplace because their tools are so popular among younger users," independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times. "That's the audience that is going to the fastest to adopt new and cutting edge technologies and the one that will spend the most on mobile services."

TiVo Download Deal Heralds Changing TV Landscape

That will start to change, however, as telecom companies and cable companies roll out new offerings that blend TV and the Internet, independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times "The lines between the Internet and the TV connection are already blurred," Kaga...

Motorola, Yahoo Hook Up in Mobile Content Pact

"Certain things just naturally go together, and satellite radio, and music in general, and cell phones are a perfect combination for certain customer groups," independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times ...

Sprint, Verizon Sign on With EA for Mobile Gaming

Telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times that mobile carriers and content owners are finding their interests more aligned than ever before. No longer do carriers try to keep non-exclusive content off of their networks; those who control content recognize that users will want access to it wherever they go...

FCC, Shareholders Poised to Approve Sprint-Nextel Deal

Independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times that the momentum created by the first wave of telecom consolidation deals has moved the trend forward very rapidly "First we saw Cingular and AT&T Wireless" announce their merger last year, he said. "Next it was...

FCC Says Broadband Use Soared in 2004

"Today's connections don't dictate what the future will look like, but it's important for the various players to lock in subscribers now," telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times. "The landscape is about to change completely, so what happens now is just the prelude."

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