LTE Spectrum Crisis, Confirmed

March 6, 2012

Today’s Fierce Wireless recap of a Verizon FCC filing about the need for more LTE spectrum reminded me that we covered that subject more than two years ago. And the quote from Boingo’s Dave Hagan from this blog post over at Light Reading still seems to ring true:

“LTE does not solve the iPhone problem,” said Boingo Wireless Inc. CEO Dave Hagan, speaking on a conference panel. While LTE might provide throughput four times greater than current 3G implementations, Hagan said the incredible jump in demand generated by devices like the iPhone will trump such low-shooting improvements. “They are chasing a 50x increase [in data consumption] with a 4x solution, a 4x solution that’s going to take four years to complete,” Hagan said. “That’s not going to work.”

Meanwhile, Verizon apparently still isn’t selling too many 4G LTE phones since its double-data promotion is back at stores. Go figger.


WSJ: Only 5 Percent of Verizon Customers on 4G LTE

February 27, 2012

Now where have we heard that before? The Wall Street Journal today just noticed something Sidecut Reports readers have known for months now — that Verizon’s 4G LTE network isn’t exactly drawing sellout crowds of customers.

Here’s the link to today’s WSJ blog. And here’s where you can order our report, which spelled this situation out months ago. Still relevant now, and still affordable at $1.99!


Sidecut Reports, Now in the Nook Store!

January 25, 2012

I kid you not. Have a Barnes & Noble Nook and are looking for some LTE content to peruse? All you need to do is hit the Nook Bookstore and type “Sidecut LTE” in the search field and you will find us there, ready to fill your noggin with news and analysis with our 4G LTE Market Report for January, 2012.

Today’s news about Verizon selling 1.6 million 4G LTE phones is anticipated and explained in the report — for $2.99 put it in your Nook, it’s like a book, you can share it in a box with a fox. No rhymes, just a lot of reason. And I am outta here before I defile the memory of Dr. Seuss any further.

(Our thanks to the folks at Lulu for their e-book distribution system. Thumbs up from Sidecut Reports!)