Verizon 4G LTE Business Report: May 2011

The Sidecut Reports VERIZON 4G LTE BUSINESS REPORT for May, 2011, takes a deep-dive look into the recent market launches, the new devices and overall business dealings of the provider of the nation’s first Long Term Evolution, or LTE, 4G wireless broadband network. This report examines the details of Verizon Wireless’s operations since the company […]

Increased smartphone and tablet use drives strong Q1 sales of WiFi equipment

Ruckus Enjoys Strongest-Ever Quarter in EMEA; An Increase in Channel Partners, Expansion of  Sales Force and Multiple Carrier Deals Lead to Record Bookings and Shipments for Wi-Fi Vendor Ruckus Wireless, one of the fastest growing suppliers of wireless products, today announced increased demand of its Smart Wi-Fi products and technologies and said it experienced the […]

Employee-owned smartphones: white paper

Here is a white paper from RIM called Employee Owned Smartphones about new strategies and policies that IT managements are using to deal with employees bringing their own smartphones to work. It’s no longer feasible for an IT department, regardless of company size, to ignore the smartphone push from employees. IT management must determine ways […]

Choosing an enterprise wireless operating system (white paper from RIM)

Choosing an Enterprise-Class Wireless Operating System is a white paper that compares the attributes of three mobile operating systems: the BlackBerry OS from Research in Motion, the iPhone OS from Apple, and the Windows Mobile OS from Microsoft. Security considerations remain the single biggest limitation to more aggressive expansion of wireless device usage in many enterprises. In selecting […]

Clearwire’s 2011 Outlook: Wholesale Focus, Retail Continues, Looks for Profit in 2012

On a year-end financial conference call that left most of the big questions surrounding its business unanswered, nascent national WiMAX provider Clearwire Thursday nevertheless retained a bullish outlook on its ongoing operations, even predicting the possibility of becoming profitable as early as 2012. While denying rumors that it would close down or cease its retail […]

The Rise and Fall of Clearwire

With no inside knowledge, we are still expecting that Thursday’s scheduled Q4/2010 yearly earnings call from nascent national WiMAX provider Clearwire will yield some solid news about the company’s path forward, including a full explanation of the rumors that say Clearwire will ditch retail operations and focus on being a wholesale provider to partners like […]

Free ebook “Moving to the Cloud” from Google

I know a lot of you are thinking of moving your applications and data to “the cloud”, a term I find rather vague and well, cloudy, but it means nothing more than using applications that are hosted elsewhere and storing your data out there. Now, there are drawbacks to “cloud computing” for example you don’t […]

Mary Meeker: latest Internet and mobile trends everyone should know

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Morgan Stanley analyst, Mary Meeker, made an interesting presentation at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco on the latest trends in global Internet use, mobile, media and more. She addressed 9 topics: globality mobile social ecosystems advertising commerce media company leadership evolution Steve Jobs ferocious pace of change in tech Although none of the […]

Report shows rise in broadband adoption, but there’s still a digital divide

The Department of Commerce’s Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today released a new report, “Digital Nation II,” that analyzes broadband Internet access and adoption across the United States. The study – the most comprehensive of its kind — finds that socio-economic factors such as income and education levels, […]

France faces tough choices in switch from copper to fiber broadband

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Last week, French Senator Hervé Maurey released a report made at the request of French Prime Minister François Fillon, which explained how the French government can accelerate the deployment of fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure in France and prevent the creation of a digital divide between urban and rural areas. It is well known that […]