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. 

Telecom Council Mobile Forum: Connected Car

Date
Start Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2012
End Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2012

Silicon Valley:

When major telecom players talk about M2M, the Internet of Things, and 50 billion connected devices by 2020, you'd better believe that cars are one of the hottest focus areas. Like phones, cars are very "personal devices", and they come with screen real estate, tremendous battery power, a captive audience…but also many safety constraints. Automobiles are starting to join the mobile Internet party. 

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.

UCLA teams with Korean energy research institute on smart grid

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Engineering school has entered into a 10-year partnership with the government-supported Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) in South Korea to collaborate on smart grid research and the development of new technologies with the aim of creating a smart grid on an international level.

Apple struggles to further business in China

Reuters

Apple Inc's share of China's booming smartphone market has risen sharply in the past two years, but for now the company that sells the iPhone is being outpaced by nimble telecom smartphone rivals. It is not that Apple's iPhones and iPads are losing favor among Chinese consumers. The problem facing Apple seems to be timing.

BT sues Google in U.S. over patent infringement

Reuters

British telecoms firm BT has launched legal action against Google in the United States over patent infringement in a number of key areas for the technology group such as mobile map services.

BT (London), Britain's dominant fixed-line telecoms group, said in a statement on Monday that it had filed a claim with the U.S. District Court of Delaware for patent infringement.

Verizon buys Cox cable wireless spectrum for $215 million

Cox Communications on Friday announced that it will sell its 20 MHz Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum licenses to Verizon for $315 million. The agreement does not include Cox's 700 MHz spectrum licenses, the company's Cox Wireless customer accounts or any other assets.   The AWS spectrum license covers 28 million POPs.

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