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Google has finally announced its MVNO play, dubbed Project Fi. The company is partnering with Sprint and T-Mobile to access their mobile networks. However, the Google offering will use a hybrid network approach, one that searches for Wi-Fi connectivity first and defaults to a mobile wide area network (W-WAN) last.  Google said in its blog …

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Big Data and analytics are powerful when it comes to transforming businesses. All the notable names out there are focusing resources in tools that create meaningful sense of the copious amounts of data collected. Customers across all verticals are believing technology is crucial for success and are now leveraging innovative products and services to drive …

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Happy Earth Day everyone. Every day we are on the lookout for news and events in the mobile device reclamation, reuse and recycling market that are groundbreaking or pivotal.  Here’s what we found for this year so far. Verizon makes moves Verizon Wireless, the largest US mobile carrier, leads all companies with the most share (10%) of …

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Who’s Who in B2B Offerings – Carriers, Device Vendors, Others IBM & Apple The IBM and Apple partnership announced in 2014 provides business applications to a variety of verticals including transportation (airlines), retail, and financial services.  The partnership has unveiled 14 applications with the promise to increase that number to 100 applications by the end …

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At Compass Intelligence, one of the areas we’ve focused on in the last few years is around detailed tracking of the mobile carriers key subscriber metrics. Listening to earnings calls, combing through quarterly/annual reports and keeping close accounts of speeches to Wall Street are a few of the ways we gather this imperative competitive intelligence. …

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  Source: T-Mobile This afternoon, T-Mobile launched a number of “Un-carrier” announcements specific to businesses of all sizes and to further their “Un-carrier” strategy. Below is a short and sweet summary of it all: Un-carrier 9.0 March 18th Announcements, a few notes: T-Mobile is now at 55M customers, up from 33M 2 years ago Touted almost …

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This was the first year I have ever attended the “BIG SHOW.”  I felt I needed to attend as the past 2 years I have had numerous requests to meet with executives at this conference, and knew this would give me a chance to have some great meetings and learn from the best. Kate Pearce, …

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Oh, the dichotomy of Mobile World Congress. It is held in a city so proud of its ancient history while the mobile industry has only been around commercially since the 1980s; it’s just a baby in comparison. Barcelona is a town of rich architecture and design. The mobile industry has a fragmented architecture and ever-changing …

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Access Full Analysis on Net Neutrality On February 26, 2015, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) delivered its ruling on the Net Neutrality issue classifying Internet as a “telecommunications service” as opposed to being an “information service.”  In doing so, the ruling subjects broadband Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to a similar regulatory oversight exercised by …

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The continuing growth in the number of smartphone and tablet users has spurred the need for effective and efficient management of mobile devices, applications, and content specifically within the small, medium, and large enterprise markets.  Compass Intelligence estimates that there were 231.4 million overall smartphone users at the end of 2014.  Compass Intelligence further estimates …

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