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Jeff Kagan | Equities.com |

As a wireless analyst for more than thirty-years, I thought I had seen it all. I’ve commented on the success and failure, good moves and bad, of companies, products and services. Then John Legere suddenly entered the picture almost a decade ago as the CEO of T-Mobile US. He single-handedly saved T-Mobile, which at the time was the smallest of the major wireless carriers and was failing. Using some very unorthodox methods, he not only saved the company, but he turned it into a leader.


Jeff Kagan | Equities.com |

AT&T recently filed a response to the security and alarm companies' complaint that shutting down their 3G network at this time will have a negative impact on their industry. AT&T said this complaint is unwarranted and also said that it needs to shutdown 3G to help 5G grow. That’s only one side of the argument, however, and most users, investors and companies do not understand the ramifications. In fact, AT&T does not seem to understand how this shutdown will hurt them as well.


Tim Ward | Equities.com |

Ensuring regulatory compliance has always been challenging. In recent years, the task seems to be growing more difficult by the day, as the pace and scope of new compliance regulations continue to dramatically increase. In fact, according to Thomson Reuters, there were over 67,000 new regulatory alerts from more than 1,200 bodies in 2020 alone.


Jeff Kagan | Equities.com |

Is Motorola making a comeback in the wireless smartphone marketplace? It led the space until the 1990s, when it collapsed. Its never-say-die attitude, however, seems to be slowly working.


Jeff Kagan | Equities.com |

AT&T has entered the 5G wireless connected car race by signing its first deal with GM. This deal will enable General Motors vehicles to be equipped with 5G wireless devices, connectivity and operations using the AT&T Mobility network beginning in 2024. So, let’s take a closer look at this exciting autonomous driving and connected car space which will continue to grow in importance going forward.


Michael McTague | Equities.com |

Part 1 of this series looked at the successful executive and his or her image as a person of wealth. Perhaps we should refer to those individuals as apparently wealthy.

Part 2 looks a more enterprising group of wealth seekers. They claim to have found a secret means of gaining wealth. We have all run into them. At parties, they tell their private insights on getting rich. Here are several of the most irritating claims such people make.


Jeff Kagan | Equities.com |

Until a few short years ago, IBM Watson seemed to be on top of the world. The growing power of its AI blew everyone away. It seemed destined for industry leadership and in fact, greatness. If that’s the case, why have we heard nothing about it in the last few years? Let’s take a closer look and see the problem IBM faces and what happened to Watson.


Jeff Kagan | Equities.com |

Optical wireless communication is an amazing new technology that is helping transform the way Internet companies deploy networks and, in fact, change the way the Internet works. One of the benefits is the way OWC helps networks cross rivers or lakes without having to dig under them. This is a much more cost-effective way to expand the Internet. Another is the way they transform the way we use the Internet.


Michael McTague | Equities.com |

Wealth amazes. Everybody wants it; few attain it. Some who possess it take it for granted; think of Harry and Meghan, who imply they want to be cut off from the source of their riches. Conversely, many who do not possess wealth claim to have it. This series separates the really wealthy from the pretenders and tries to have a little fun doing so. The Myth Buster is not going to show you how to...


Jeff Kagan | Equities.com |

Why have cable TV companies tried to get into wireless? Actually, they have tried twice over the last decade. The first time was a disaster. In fact, several companies like Comcast, Charter, Cox, Facebook and Amazon (remember the Fire Phone?) all tried and failed. Then, a few years ago, Xfinity Mobile, Spectrum Mobile and Altice Mobile tried again.