Telecom Council Predictions 2012

Date
Start Date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
End Date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

San Jose, CA:

Telecom Council Executive Forum members, delegates and our invited experts go on the record with predictions for 2012, so take notes! We kick off with official predictions from experts from many telecom sectors who will share their views of what to expect for 2012. Then, we put the questions to you by asking you to enter your predictions in our survey. Your predictions are a contest entry, to see who gets bragging rights next year. 

Mobile Payments can decrease credit card transaction declines abroad

Attempting to use a credit card when traveling abroad usually results in a declined transaction, especially when forgetting to inform the bank of your travel plans.  The banks are trying to protect the user against credit card fraud, but the majority of the time the transaction is declined fraud is not being committed.

Dutch telecom KPN under regulator watch

Reuters

The Dutch telecoms regulator has put KPN, the country's telecoms market leader, under close supervision, saying it may have broken the law to the detriment of consumers and competitors. KPN and other mobile phone operators in the Netherlands are already under investigation by the country's competition authority, known as NMA, for possible price-fixing.

U.S. DOJ investigates Verizon spectrum deals with cable companies

Reuters

Perhaps Verizon was a bit hasty in its decision to stop growing its FiOS TV and broadband Internet business in favor of wireless partnerships with big cable companies. U.S. regulators have launched a probe into Verizon’s recent wireless spectrum agreements, which could leave the largest wireless carrier walking away empty-handed.

AT&T, T-Mobile Deal, what it means for M2M and RACO Wireless

In light of AT&T’s aborted deal to acquire T-Mobile’s North American assets, it remains to be seen how this will affect the M2M industry.  T-Mobile’s M2M group in North America was led by John Horn, who recently left the company (with much of his team) for RACO Wireless, with the understanding that RACO w

AT&T deal collapse may benefit telecom equipment makers

Reuters

The collapse of AT&T's deal to buy Deutsche Telekom's U.S. wireless unit may be welcome news for telecom network equipment makers, as money earmarked for the merger will be freed up for investments.

RIM may need to abandon Blackberry to survive

Reuters

An increasing number of telecom technology investors and experts are asking whether Research in Motion (RIM) needs to ditch its BlackBerry handset business to survive. The idea that is gaining favor among a minority of shareholders would see the company fully open its secure and highly respected network to rival smartphone providers and concentrate on that business while getting out of the hardware game altogether through a sale.

Report: telecom operators to increase small cell deployment in 2012

Infonetics recently released results on its report on small cell deployments, which found that telecom operators expect to double the percentage of base transceiver station units that are small cells from 6% this year to 12% in 2012.

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