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Jeff Kagan | Equities.com |

AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless have won two important wireless tests. Global Wireless Solutions, or GWS, said AT&T had the “Best Network” among AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint. And both Verizon and AT&T have virtually tied the RootMetrics study.

This was the third annual national GWS test, and AT&T has won all three years. Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint have shown improvements as well. So, even though AT&T was first, these results were good for the entir...


Jeff Kagan | Equities.com |

U.S. Cellular has a new leader, Laurent Therivel, who became President and CEO as of July 1. What should we expect from U.S. Cellular under its new CEO? Let’s take a look at Therivel, U.S. Cellular, the wireless marketplace and what we can expect next.

At 45 years of age, Therivel came to U.S. Cellular after 10 years at AT&T. Most recently he was the CEO of AT&T Mexico. Before that he was COO of IPcelerate, a VoIP applications company.


Jeff Kagan | Equities.com |

There are plenty of news stories in the media about how cable TV is shrinking and how this is impacting every player. Oftentimes, however, the media does a poor job of explaining that Pay TV is changing, not dying. Investors, customers, workers and more need to understand the difference between cable TV and the move to pay TV or IPTV. True, traditional cable television is shrinking. However, non-traditional pay TV will continue to grow going forward.

What does that mean exactly? Traditi...


Jeff Kagan | Equities.com |

The Fortune Brainstorm Health conference showed how the current pandemic is creating a sudden and enormous growth opportunity for so many new technologies and companies in TeleHealth, TeleMedicine and TeleSurgery using wireless and wire line networks. Because of the coronavirus this is now on the fast-track for growth. Will this growth continue?At the conference, conversations among industry leaders said two important things. One, TeleHealth growth is exploding during the Covid-19 pandemic. Two,...


Jeff Kagan | Equities.com |

What brought Blackberry down? This smartphone was a phenomenon that grew in popularity and market share for years. Crackberry was a term used to describe this device because it was so addictive for users. Then the Apple iPhone and Google Android entered the scene and Blackberry growth crashed. It could have survived but did not. Let’s take a closer look and learn important lessons on the rise and fall of Blackberry.Blackberry became one of those companies that captured the imagination of the m...


Jeff Kagan | Equities.com |

AT&T and Comcast are the two key companies that are transforming and expanding the telecommunications industry. This started 15 – 20 years ago and is continuing today. Looking backwards, we see all these different industry segments as separate. Looking forward, they are all coming together and expanding. Let’s take a closer look at AT&T and Comcast as leaders of the changing industry.In the 1990s, each industry segment was separate. Different companies competed in each segment like l...