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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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Cellular-Friendly Notebooks Seek Spot in Wireless World

"Carriers would love to get a piece of the mobile computing action," telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times. "The networks to handle it well are still being built, but carriers want to be in a position to capitalize on any trend that technology might spark." Busi...

MCI Launches Internet Phone Trial as VoIP Grows

The answer might be that MCI is hoping to use VoIP to keep more residential customers from leaving, said telecom analyst Jeff Kagan, an especially important consideration as startup VoIP firms begin to gain more legitimacy and market clout "VoIP is fast becoming a service that...

Google Launching Mobile Web Search

"With mobile phone use constantly rising, the foundation is in place," telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times. "It seems like every day new innovations add to the usefulness of the mobile Web." Google already offers both Google Local for mobile and a text-only ve...

Mobile Phones: A Love-Hate Relationship with Staying Power

Sprint also recently said it would undertake a massive revamp of its Sprint PCS stores, recognizing the inefficiencies in the way it has traditionally marketed its products. That move is especially encouraging, telecom analyst Jeff Kagan said, because there was nothing overtly wrong with the stores as is...

Sprint Adding Sirius Satellite Radio to Mobile Service

"Cell phone companies are experiencing stronger competition as their marketplace matures and we will see more of these kind of deals as the companies find ways to differentiate themselves," telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times. "Sprint has traditionally thought ahead with their technology and phones and that gives them a competitive advantage for these customers, at least until the competitors also offer the services."

Japanese Mobile Song-ID Feature Hints at M-Commerce Future

Telecom analyst Jeff Kagan noted that on the same day that the KDDI service was announced, Sprint announced plans to carry Sirius satellite radio feeds to Sprint phones "Certain things just naturally go together and satellite radio, and music in general, and cell phones togeth...

Wireless Carriers Getting Behind Converged WiFi-Bluetooth

"The only certain thing is that the telecom landscape in a few years will look very different than it does now," industry analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times The dual-mode wireless world offers another wrinkle on those changes and potentially another threat to legacy ...

Wireless Industry Embraces E-Commerce Outsourcing

Telecom analyst Jeff Kagan said wireless carriers recognize the need to be more efficient at selling their services, whether it's basic voice calling or the burgeoning menu of m-commerce -- from access to digital music and video to social networking services -- that is being readied ahead of 3G network availability...

Covad, EarthLink To Provide Hybrid VoIP, Broadband Service

"Consumers expect to pick up the telephone and get a dial tone, even if the power is out, and they expect emergency calls to go where they're supposed to," telecom industry analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times While early adopters have flocked to VoIP in its early form...

Cell Phone Sales Defy Predictions, Hit Record Levels

Telecom analyst Jeff Kagan said the cell market might well be slowing down, but that any dip would likely be followed by another wave of sales growth "Wireless is one of the key trends of the future and is not going away," Kagan told the E-Commerce Times. "But we are still ear...

Skype Seeks To Boost Business with Affiliate Program

Independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan said Skype, like U.S.-based Vonage, has been impressive in its growth pattern in that it has convinced millions of users to try out its software, many of them before the technology was getting much mainstream attention Collision Course...

Gaming Industry Sees M-Commerce Opportunities

Telecom analyst Jeff Kagan said carriers are now increasingly enthusiastic about gaming as a revenue stream. He and other analysts say carriers recognize the need to diversify revenue streams amid pricing pressure and slowing growth of wireless subscriptions "Various types of ...

FCC Requires VoIP Phone Service To Include E911

Independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times that the debate will likely linger as will other details about how to mesh the VoIP industry with the traditional phone world Finding Out Too Late...

Verizon Cuts Enterprise Mobile Fees, Adds Treo Support

"You can look at Verizon and see the changes that are reshaping the industry," independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times. "It's quickly becoming a full-service communications company that offers every type of communication service." Kagan and other analy...

Vonage Appears on Verge of Wireless VoIP

Whether it's at home or at WiFi hotspots, the arrival of wireless VoIP would have enormous competitive implications, independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times Home users accustomed to wireless phones would no longer be tethered to their computers, while ...

Report: Mobile Handset Sales Growth To Slow

Independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times that some companies might struggle with the slowing growth, especially since some handset makers, such as Sony Ericsson, have struggled to grow profits and sales even amid the boom in the industry "The wireless i...

Report: Revenue from Broadband-Delivered Services Doubles

"Carriers are going to be looking for ways to enhance their revenue," independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times. "We've already seen how that leads to cable and telcos converging on the same spot in home entertainment and communication services." Fun and...

Bidding War Over? MCI Accepts Higher Verizon Offer

Independent telecom analyst Jeff Kagan told the E-Commerce Times that MCI has done what investors wanted -- by stringing out the process, it has added nearly $2 billion to the bottom line of the lower offer now on the table "There comes a point where the uncertainty starts to ...

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