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The Telecom Digest for Tue, 01 Nov 2016
Volume 35 : Issue 162 : "text" format

Table of contents
Targeted Ads Seen Curbed by F.C.C.'s New Privacy RulesMonty Solomon
Sprint and T-Mobile impacting Verizon WirelessBill Horne
AT&T's Vision of Ultrafast Wireless Technology May Be a Mirage Monty Solomon
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <EA7B3D04-CB71-41DD-A402-81966E2227D9@roscom.com> Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 23:47:19 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Targeted Ads Seen Curbed by F.C.C.'s New Privacy Rules By Sapna Maheshwari and Cecilia Kang In recent years, companies like Verizon and AT&T have made no secret of their ambitions to build online advertising businesses that can take on the behemoths of Silicon Valley. But those plans, and the billions of dollars that have been invested in them, are in peril after federal officials approved broad new privacy rules that will limit the extent to which companies can collect and use digital information about individuals. AT&T's and Verizon's hopes of collecting and analyzing customer data to sell advertising may be dashed if they have to ask customers' permission. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/29/business/media/telecoms-ambitions-on-targeted-ads-seen-curbed-by-fccs-new-privacy-rules.html ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20161101023053.GA7349@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 22:30:53 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Sprint and T-Mobile impacting Verizon Wireless By Jeff Kagan Apparently Sprint's and T-Mobile US' growth are having an impact on Verizon Wireless. Why do I say that? Just take a look at what's happening in the advertising world. Verizon Wireless has hired Jamie Foxx and two Jamie Foxx doubles to play Sprint and T-Mobile US copying everything the real Foxx says. The real story here is that Sprint and T-Mobile US growth must be seriously impacting Verizon Wireless, otherwise they would not have stooped to this level and weakened their own brand. While Verizon Wireless may think they have to do something because of the progress Sprint and T-Mobile US are making, responding like this makes them look like they are losing business and they are desperate to stop that loss. http://www.rcrwireless.com/20161031/business/kagan-sprint-t-mobile-impacting-verizon-wireless -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <FA938FBF-8ADB-411D-A9C5-1F99029E52FB@roscom.com> Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:52:46 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: AT&T's Vision of Ultrafast Wireless Technology May Be a Mirage The rapid wireless technology the company has described as a pillar of its Time Warner deal probably is a decade away from meaningful deployment. By Brian X. Chen and Mark Scott Randall L. Stephenson, AT&T's chief executive, has a vision for the future if regulators approve his company's blockbuster $85.4 billion bid for Time Warner. It goes like this: In a few years, your cellphone's data connection will be so fast that you can download a television show in the blink of an eye and a movie in less than five seconds. (That compares with up to eight minutes now for a movie.) When that happens, Mr. Stephenson has suggested, you may as well just watch TV with your cellular connection and cancel your cable subscription. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/27/technology/atts-vision-of-ultrafast-wireless-technology-may-be-a-mirage.html ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Tue, 01 Nov 2016

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