Excellent review of how the wireless industry is heading to a turning point. Your newsletter is one of the few that has thought provoking material and keeps my attention span to the end.
(Frank Marum, TSS Partners)
When anything significant takes place in the industry, Andrew Seybold can be counted on to take a hard look at it and then provide readers with straight answers about the promise, the reality, and the hype. He is the wireless industry’s "man on the street."
When the noise level reaches a fever pitch, look to Andrew Seybold to provide a voice of reason that clarifies complex issues and provides invaluable insight that can be acted upon.
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I can imagine the surprise when those who trust the Internet and view it as a 99.999% (“5-9s”) reliable network suddenly found themselves without it. In reality, the on and off ramps may not always be able to provide access. more
Why then did the world turn its back on BlackBerry? The simple reason was the pizazz of the iPhone and then Android smartphones. Unfortunately, when the BlackBerry lost its luster, we lost our ability to send and receive secure emails and text messages. more
The insane price for spectrum evident with the AWS-3 spectrum will change the wireless landscape forever, at least in the United States. more
I guess this industry needs its feeding frenzies in order to function but it seems as though we don’t learn from one to the next and make the same mistakes time and time again. more
As we move toward an all-IP world and trust the Internet more, the fact is that the reliability of our voice, data, and video communications systems is being degraded. more
YourKey allowed you to replace digits with pictures, or even company logos. Thus your password could be a series of pictures of your wife, your kids, or even your dog and they would show up in random spots on the keypad. more
It appears to me as if Google is throwing things at a wall to see what sticks. Perhaps it would be better off to put together partnerships with other players. more
I think it is time for the network operators to begin promoting PTT by educating their sales people in stores and their existing customers about what PTT is, what it can do, and why it would be appealing. Today’s younger generation grew up with cellular phones and has taken to them for texting, Internet access, and not so much for voice. Voice seems to be their last choice for wireless communications. more
With all of the technology available to us, and all of the companies and organizations that want to provide the service or need the service, we should be able to couple the technology available with the financial resources available to make it happen. Going it alone, regardless of how large the company, won’t take us to where we need to be. more
It is not necessary to be in the top four device suppliers to make a decent profit in the wireless world. BlackBerry has a good start and its new goal is to capitalize on what it does best: Build best-of-breed, keyboard-centric devices that are on the most secure wireless business platform on the planet. more