Torrid Growth in Mobile Data Traffic

AT&T reports that data traffic on its network increased 40% in 2011.  The change probably stems from the modest number of its customers using a smartphone and the dampening effect of high prices charged for data traffic.   In contrast, globally data traffic is growing at a much higher clip.  Cisco forecasts data traffic on smartphones […]

Broadcasting and Cable Quotes ACI on T-Mobile Acquistion

John Eggerton’s article in Broadcasting and Cable (“Markey, Conyers Team Up Against AT&T T-Mobile Merger,” may 26, 2011) quotes ACI on the need for a private US company to rescue T-Mobile, rather than waiting for a US bailout.  The article states: ACI said a declining T Mobile needs help, from AT&T or someone else. “T-Mobile’s […]

Telecommunications Daily Quotes ACI Expert

TR Daily’s article “Conyers, Markey Express Concerns with AT&T Purchase of T-Mobile” (May 26, 2011) quotes ACI president Steve Pociask concern that if T-Mobile will soon require a bailout, if not acquired by someone.  The entire TR Daily quote reads: “The industry continues to exhibit tremendous growth and declining prices, as would be expected from a […]

To the Rescue: T-Mobile’s Decline Requires American Investment to Save Jobs

In light of the recent public clamor by a few special interest groups, such as today’s press conference hosted by so-called “consumer advocates,” and Department of Justice filings opposing the AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile, it is worth considering a few facts about the issue.    The industry continues to exhibit tremendous growth and declining prices, […]

Merger Makes Consumers Big Winners in LTE Investments

AT&T’s merger with T-Mobile has lit up the blogosphere and tech commentators with some voicing concerns over competition, but others noting the big benefit of spreading 4G services to millions more Americans.   On balance, I think this transaction will be positive for consumers.  This merger will leave three large national players and several significant facilities-based […]