Archive by Sarah Reedy

Best of 2009: Top tech trends – consumer edition

Throughout 2009, consumers were talking (or Tweeting) the most about:

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Best of 2009: Top technology trends

In 2009, these trends stole all the headlines:

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AT&T users take sides as Operation Chokehold looms

Operation Chokehold is set to go down within the hour, but it remains to be seen what affect it will have on AT&T’s (NYSE:T) network – if any. Born from a satirical blog post by the “fake Steve Jobs” that was spurred by comments AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vegas made to analysts, the protest has taken on a life of its own. more

Best of 2009: Business models

Revenue was harder to come by in 2009, but these business models put a new spin on making money:

  •  Charging competitors for preferred access to the network – CDNs, wholesaling of network APIs, quality of service guarantees for over-the-top players
  •  Whoever successfully moves Google’s Ad Words ad engine (Google itself; someone new) into the world of mobile advertising
  •  Taking advantage of billions of M2M devices plus the possibility of driving mobile penetration among consumers from 80% to 400% (every customer has multiple wireless devices)

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Best of 2009: Rumors we’d like to see come true

In 2009, everyone but the companies in question (okay, mainly Google and Apple) were talking about:

  •  Google buys Sprint.
  •  Cisco and/or Google acquiring everybody – both are back on acquisition trail, they say

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Best of 2009: Best update of an old technology

These technologies might be as old as the name Telephony, but they just needed a new twist to make it big (Connected Planet, anyone?):

  •  Dynamic Spectrum Management (DSM), boosting the speed of ol’ DSL
  •  SONET as timing-enabling transport for IP/Ethernet
  •  The decades-old concept of AIN – Advanced Intelligent Network – actually deployed on today’s IP networks

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Recession is over for mobile market, TNS says

The mobile industry can stop worrying about slipping sales and shrinking ARPUs – the economic recession will be over for them come 2010, according to custom research company TNS. In its annual Global Telecoms and Insights survey of 24,000 consumers released today, the firm found that 53% of Americans plan to buy a mobile phone in the next six months, up from just 24% this time last year. more

Best of 2009: Telecom’s rising stars

These companies, which burst on to the scene in 2009, could steal the scene in 2010:

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Ontela merges photo-transfer service with Photobucket

Ontela, which provides a photo-transferring service to wireless operators, announced today it is merging with online photo site Photobucket.com. The newly combined company will adopt the Photobucket name, as well as the company’s 22 million US-based users and will continue to market the Ontela software through carriers. more

Best of 2009: Most game-changing products

When these products came on the market, everything changed:

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