By Marc Lippe, Director, Worldwide Field and Corporate Marketing, InfoVista
In this month’s round up of industry news, issues and updates, we feature wireless roaming regulations, highlights from TM Forum’s annual Management World Americas conference in Orlando, and the expansion of small cell backhaul.
WirelessWeek – Courts Give Smaller Wireless Carriers a Gift – December 4th
Small wireless carriers will begin to reap the benefits of the U.S. Court of Appeals’ decision to reject large carriers’ wireless data roaming rules. This ruling is considered a victory for hundreds of small U.S. wireless carriers as they try to compete with Verizon and AT&T, the nation’s leading mobile operators.
B/OSS World – Live From Management World Americas: Change and Digital Services – December 5th
Themes from TM Forum’s Management World Americas conference this year surrounded the implications digital services companies may face if they choose to resist a changing marketplace. During one noteworthy keynote presentation, Robert Hackl, Senior Vice President of Channel Management explained T-Mobile’s plans for 2013, including bringing to market better value plans for customers, putting in place parameters to enable secure BYOD for customers, and offering unlimited nationwide 4G.
FierceWireless – Outdoor Small Cell Backhaul a 5-Year $5-Billion Opportunity, Says New Infonetics Report – December 11th
According to market research firm Infonetics Research, outdoor small cell backhaul is the fastest-growing segment of the small cell backhaul market. A cumulative $5 billion is predicted to be spent worldwide on outdoor small cell backhaul equipment between 2012 and 2016. This prediction is based on fielded surveys and the analyst firm’s direct work with manufacturers, mobile operators, small cell vendors and backhaul equipment vendors over the last two years.
What are your thoughts on these industry updates and issues? Do you think the U.S. Court of Appeals made the right decision to go up against large service providers? Do you think the outdoor small cell backhaul market will continue to grow as predicted? We’re looking forward to your feedback!
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