Jeff Kagan is a popular speaker at company and industry meetings and conferences offering his opinion on What’s Hot, What’s Not and What’s Next. He talks about changing industry trends and the direction we are heading, looking at who’s winning, who’s losing and why.
He follows the competitive moves of wireless and wireline companies like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, Clearwire, Qwest, CenturyTel, Embarq, Time Warner Telecom, Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, LG, Sony Ericsson, and the emerging smartphone makers like Apple iPhone, RIM Blackberry, Palm Pre, Samsung, HTC and others. Also equipment companies like Lucent, Nortel, Cisco and assorted competitors changing the wireless space like Apple and Google and Microsoft and more.
The industry has grown and changed dramatically since the big bang in 1984 that broke up AT&T into 7 baby bells and one long-distance giant. The Telecom Act of 1996 was the new rules of competition, but that only lasted a few years. The baby bells won. They acquired the long-distance companies and now they are competing with the cable television companies and others.
Ten years ago we thought we knew the direction the industry was headed. We were wrong. Today we also think we know. Will we be wrong again? Yes. The industry changes so quickly. New competitors. New technology. New marketplace. New laws and regulations. Every few years it’s a new and different industry.
It is changing again. The Justice Department has started to look into exclusivity of devices offered by wireless carriers, and other things, after years of mergers. This is similar to the 1990s under President Clinton. The last 8 years under President Bush was more of a hands-off time. Now under President Obama we are taking a closer look again. The industry has changed since the 1990s. There were many smaller competitors, then a series of mergers have resulted in fewer, larger competitors.
What’s next? There is so much change to cover in the changing wireline and wireless industry.
Consider Jeff Kagan as a resource to help you understand wireless and telecom stories. Kagan has been called to comment on thousands of stories over the years and is available as an industry expert.
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Other press releases from Jeff Kagan
- Apple iPhone Sales Weaker Than Expected | Jeff Kagan Industry Analyst - January 14th, 2013
- Will FACEBOOK Launch Phone This Week? | Jeff Kagan Industry Analyst - January 13th, 2013
- Nokia Not Out of Woods Yet | Jeff Kagan Wireless Analyst - January 10th, 2013
- Why Microsoft Windows 8 Holiday Sales Were Soft, Jeff Kagan Tech Analyst - January 5th, 2013
- Sprint Nextel Acquiring Clearwire for Wireless Data | Jeff Kagan Industry Analyst - December 17th, 2012
Contact InformationJeff Kagan
Title: Wireless and Telecom Industry Analyst