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T-Mobile reports record low postpaid phone churn in Q1

T-Mobile reported record low postpaid phone churn of 1.07 percent in the first quarter because of the carrier’s enhanced LTE network coverage and data speeds coupled with value-added incentives offered to T-Mobile One unlimited data customers, including free Netflix subscriptions and the #GetThanked rewards program. T-Mobile also outperformed rivals in postpaid phone net additions (617,000) […]

Sprint under pressure despite cost cutting, retail growth; T-Mobile merger will enable Sprint to resolve its financial challenges

Despite cutting $1.1 billion in operating expenses over the past year, Sprint’s consolidated operating margin fell 260 basis points to 2.9 percent in 1Q18. Sprint’s wireline business was a significant drag on its consolidated margins, reporting negative operating income of $107 million as the segment lacks the scale to compete against larger wireline rivals such […]

T-Mobile network strategy and 5G investment plans

T-Mobile reported record low postpaid phone churn of 1.07 percent due to the carrier’s enhanced LTE network coverage and data speeds coupled with value-added incentives offered to T-Mobile One unlimited data customers, including free Netflix subscriptions and the #GetThanked rewards program. — Steve Vachon, Analyst Full Article

New shopper engagement solutions segment will emerge, reaching $38B by 2021 with a 36% CAGR

Marketers currently use multiple tools and services to engage consumers in the shopping experience, from initial interest to a successful purchase. As consumer online and offline behaviors (and the reach of digital marketing) become more sophisticated, most marketers will seek an integrated solution TBR calls Shopper Engagement, which takes the massive amounts of real-time, high-quality […]

Defining a new hybrid landscape

TBR brings together analysis of hybrid-influenced and hybrid-enabling vendors and technologies, examining and defining the hybrid landscape Many hybrid players legitimize their presence in hybrid engagements through partnerships with vendors in adjacent markets. Vendors with entrenched legacy assets are well-positioned to cross-sell integrated solutions that fuel hybrid-influenced revenue opportunity. — TBR’s 4Q17 Hybrid Benchmark

Carriers are fostering deeper partnerships with webscales to support growing enterprise demand for hybrid and multi-cloud environments

HAMPTON, N.H. (April 20, 2018) — Combined Cloud as a Service revenue for telecom operators in Technology Business Research Inc.’s (TBR) 4Q17 Carrier Cloud Benchmark rose 15.7% year-to-year in 4Q17 due to strategic acquisitions and alliances, investments in new data centers, and portfolio expansion in growth segments such as SaaS and hybrid cloud. Cloud revenue […]

Operators rely on open source to alleviate integration challenges

Timeline to adoption of NFV and SDN is being delayed from initial projections The ability to reduce capex will initially be the largest cost benefit realized by adopters of NFV and SDN as software-mediated technologies enable operators to significantly reduce spend on proprietary hardware. Reducing opex will be a longer process as most operators will […]