Why Amazon is More Impressive Than Apple These Days

Over the past year, Amazon’s stock has risen by about 50%, while Apple’s has fallen by 24%. This is a sign that some of Amazon’s longer term investments are starting to pay off, while Apple … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / February 19th, 2016

What is LTE-U and Should You Care?

What if wireless operators had the ability to add substantial capacity to their networks without having to pay billions of dollars for additional spectrum? And what if this also made your WiFi work better? Well, … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / February 5th, 2016

The ‘Three Rs’ of Next Generation Tech: Rights, Rules, and Regulations

Even though there were no ‘blockbuster’ product announcements, this was the most exciting CES in some time. Between discussions and demos of drones, self-driving cars, IoT, AR/VR, and the next generation of screens, sensors and … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / January 22nd, 2016

What’s Next for Fitness Wearables?

This year, some 50 million fitness trackers will be sold. Devices such as the Fitbit HR, Jawbone Up, and Garmin Forerunner are among the most popular “tech” gift items this holiday season. This category has … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / December 18th, 2015

It is Time for DISH to Make a Move?

Imagine you have a congested commute. Every day, you sit on a crowded two-lane highway, which was clearly not built to accommodate the traffic on it. Yet, a few years ago, the government sold land … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / December 4th, 2015

Smart Cities: Time for the Live Demo

One of the most promising yet amorphous segments of the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) field is the so-called “smart city”. Tech sector heavyweights such as IBM, Cisco, and Qualcomm have significant smart city initiatives. … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / November 16th, 2015

Cellular and Wi-Fi Need to get Along Better

Comcast’s announcement on its earnings call last week that it is triggering the MVNO relationship with Verizon and plans to test a ‘WiFi First’ wireless service over the next few months will once again shine … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / November 4th, 2015

The Upcoming Spectrum Auction Might Disappoint

On March 29, 2016, the FCC is scheduled to kick off the 600 MHz spectrum auction. The stakes are high because a significant chunk of bandwidth (50-80 MHz) is being made available and this is … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / October 19th, 2015

Could Apple be Doing More for Families?

Nearly 60% of U.S. households own at least one Apple product. Many of those households own multiple Apple devices — the virtuous circle of iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple TVs, routers, and so on that are … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / October 7th, 2015
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