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Articles by Stephen Wellman
posted in May 2007

What Is The Real Market For Wireless MVNOs?

The wireless industry has been trying to figure out the secret to MVNOs for the last five years. With the exception of Virgin Mobile, though, I haven't seen very many success stories. Now Voce, a new MVNO designed for the busy professional with disposable income, is trying to capture the coveted high-end market. Why do MVNOs think wealthy people want to go through a re-seller?

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I Want My Seamless Mobility

I have heard a lot about seamless mobility -- the dream of universal wireless access where users can roam freely between wireless LANs and cellular networks and back again -- this week at Interop. I keep hearing vendors promise dual-mode access, but when I raise the issue of the pink elephant in the room, the vendors just smile at me and change the subject.

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Qualcomm Plans Healthcare And Wellness MVNO

Just when you thought the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) model might go away, some big giant pulls it back into the limelight. The giant this week is Qualcomm and its play is a health and fitness MVNO. So Qualcomm wants to become a service provider?

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Will Mobile Advertising Really Work?

Get ready for advertising on your cell phone. According to AOL CEO Randy Falco the mobile advertising market could be worth $5 billion in the next five years. Is this just a move to defend AOL's decision to buy Third Screen Media? And does mobile advertising really have a chance?

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Is Microsoft Really Trying To Buy Yahoo?

Yesterday the New York Post shocked the blogosphere by reporting that Microsoft was in talks to buy Yahoo. Within minutes of the report bloggers were firing away on the topic. And then the Wall Street Journal stepped up as the "official" voice and claimed that the Post's report was without justification. So is Microsoft going to buy Yahoo or not?

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Vodafone And Orange Fight For The iPhone

While we're still waiting for the June launch of the iPhone on this side of the pond, U.K. carriers Orange and Vodafone are fighting it out for exclusive rights to the device when it debuts in Europe later this year.

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