4G's Money Problem

4:30 PM Even at this late date, service providers haven't been clear about how they'll make back their 4G investment

spc_markl 12/5/2012 | 4:20:32 PM
re: 4G's Money Problem

I will throw out the idea one more time -- is not the lack of clarity on monitization of 4G, another signal that there will actually be a lot more 3G CDMA upgrades than is being indicated now -- and much less 4G at both Verizon Wireless and Sprint?

Mark Lutkowitz, Telecom Pragmatics

FbytF 12/5/2012 | 4:20:30 PM
re: 4G's Money Problem

No, its not.

spc_markl 12/5/2012 | 4:20:28 PM
re: 4G's Money Problem

We believe, otherwise.

jonmorgan 12/5/2012 | 4:20:24 PM
re: 4G's Money Problem

While I agree that there is a long way to go regarding monetization, I believe the industry has made significant progress in the last 6-12 months.  There is now general consensus that Policy is the baseline to monetization, and most operators are working to implement key capabilities such as rate caps and/or tiered services.  While there is not general consensus on the more advanced areas of monetization, operators are putting in place the infrastructure to begin to monetize their networks.

For more detailed thoughts on monetization, click on the following link: 



Jonathan Morgan



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