About Paul Kapustka

Paul Kapustka is a longtime journalist who has spent more than two decades covering the information technology business, Paul most recently has been focusing on mobility and how it has changed the computing and collaborative landscape. His newest project outside Mobile Enterprise 360 is a research and analysis operation called WiFi Journal. He is also editor in chief of Mobile Sports Report, which covers the intersection of mobile technology and sports business. Paul is also the founder of Sidecut Reports, a research firm that covered the emergence of 4G technology in the cellular marketplace.

Guest Post: Mobile Sports Report Launches First ‘e-Report,’ an In-Depth Look at ‘The Connected Event Dilemma’

Editor’s note: The following post is from former MuniWireless contributor Paul Kapustka, who now runs a site called Mobile Sports Report. Their latest report takes an in-depth look at “The Connected Event Dilemma,” which happens when thousands of attendees overwhelm the wireless infrastructure at big events. Read on. It’s no secret to any cell phone […]

Verizon doubles amount of downloadable data: weak sales?

With news leaking out today about Verizon Wireless’s apparent decision to double the amount of downloadable data it allows customers on its 4G LTE network, the question of why is one of two choices: Either Verizon’s confident that its network is strong, or it’s panicking a bit because of slow 4G sales. The answer? Your guess is […]

Sprint’s on-again, off-again relationship with Clearwire

After seemingly kicking partner Clearwire to the curb a few weeks ago, Sprint Nextel brought its erstwhile 4G partner back into the limo Wednesday, announcing a deal to work with Clearwire on Long Term Evolution (LTE) network implementations in the future. While there are no specifics yet, at the very least Sprint’s public re-embrace of the company […]

Verizon lags Sprint in 4G race but both still eclipsed by iPhone

The scorecard for the U.S. 4G wireless marketplace got an update Friday, with Verizon reporting 1.4 million new 4G LTE devices were activated during the third fiscal quarter. Though Sprint’s Q3 numbers are not yet official (the company is scheduled to report next week) we can likely extrapolate the 4G numbers for Q3 recently released by WiMAX […]

Clearwire pre-announces Q3 numbers

For what we think is the first time ever as a publicly traded entity, Clearwire has pre-announced its quarterly numbers for the last fiscal period, with one metric rising above the rest: The company announced 1.9 million new wholesale subscribers, which you can roughly translate into meaning that Sprint has probably sold about that many 4G phones […]

Sprint dumps WiMAX, will build own LTE network

Is this the beginning of the end for WiMAX provider Clearwire? Things certainly got dimmer for the nascent national broadband provider Friday when Sprint revealed its new Network Vision strategy that in part calls for Sprint to switch from using Clearwire’s WiMAX to power its 4G network to a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network that Sprint will build […]

Will US govt get its $73.5 million back from Open Range?

The good news for U.S. taxpayers is that Open Range Communications, the now-bankrupt startup that was trying to build rural wireless networks, never received the full amount of the $267 million loan it won from the U.S. Department of Agriculture back in 2008. The bad news is — according to research into Open Range’s agreement with the […]

Will Apple finish Steve Jobs’ telco revolution?

Like everyone else across the tech universe, I am saddened by the untimely passing of Apple chairman Steve Jobs. My concern for Apple is whether or not there is the brainpower, will and chutzpah in Cupertino to finish the revolution Jobs led with the iPhone — the complete destruction of the cellular telephone industry as […]

More on the strange happenings at Open Range Communications

Looks like the rural WiMAX project Open Range Communications is at the end of its entrepreneurial trail, according to a news report from Fierce Wireless’s Mike Dano, who says CEO Bill Beans has resigned and massive layoffs are underway as the company will stop accepting new customers. Sidecut Reports has been openly skeptical about Open Range ever since the […]

How will Verizon, AT&T and Sprint position 4G vs. iPhone 5?

Lost a little bit in the heated run-up to next week’s highly anticipated introduction of (maybe!) the next model iPhone from Apple is the big question: How exactly are the three major cellular carriers in the U.S., Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint, going to balance their “4G” network promotions with a phone that will probably be called […]