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User Rank: Light Beer
4/29/2015 | 10:31:07 AM
Re: Years from now
He didn't reference any other companies, but sort of lumped social media in there as well, maybe in reference to Facebook. 

You see Amazon, Microsoft and others competing in cellular service? How would that look?
User Rank: Light Sabre
4/29/2015 | 10:25:49 AM
In a few years from now statements from AT&T and Verizon will be often quoted as myopic visions from ex-industry leaders. Just like Bill Gates' statement of 64k memory being enough.
Mitch Wagner
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4/28/2015 | 3:59:48 PM
Years from now
"As we think ahead, I still reiterate that in five years, we'll think it comical that we thought of the industry structure as the four major wireless carriers."

Who else does he see getting involved?Google, the cable companies -- has he talked about anyone else?

It seems to me that the hypercloud providers -- Google, Facebok, Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple if it can get its cloud act together -- will emerge as strong competitors to existing carriers, and incumbents like even Verizon and AT&T will have trouble competing. 
User Rank: Light Sabre
4/28/2015 | 3:03:22 PM
Re: competition or partnering?
It's nice to see a mobile provider thinking outside the box a bit and working with Google on the carrier side. I like the WiFi handoff idea, I recall something similar being offered in the past, I think from AT&T but it didnt work out so well. 
User Rank: Light Beer
4/28/2015 | 1:48:48 PM
competition or partnering?
I can see why T-Mobile is excited about the partnership with Google. Not only will it bring in new revenue for it, but they can also count Google's customers as their own, even if they are less valuable wholesale customers.

I'm not really seeing what services Google might introduce that it would adopt and offer itself, however. What's more likely, I think, is that T-Mobile will respond to Google's offers -- ie. Fi offers cheap international data, T-Mobile will match it. So, that's more a result of the competition than the partnership.

What do you think could arise from the partnership and R&D there, if anything?

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