As part of our ongoing vendor knowledge process, Cannon Group reviews Q2 earnings in 2013 for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. We use this information to get a macro view of carrier financial health.
As the U.S. top wireless carriers begin the homestretch of deploying upgraded LTE systems, it’s becoming clear that the future for LTE is limitless. The current infrastructure being built by mobile carriers is based on FD (frequency-division) LTE – the earliest version of the wireless broadband system.
After years of domination in the US, top wireless carriers might finally have to start watching their backs. A more evenly-distributed base of customers would ultimately increase the need for all carriers to have a competitive edge, which could mean better pricing, better devices, better contract terms – or maybe even eliminating contracts altogether.
According to a recent telecom industry report by Moffett Research, of the thousands of tablets purchased every day, only 20 percent have wireless capabilities. Consumers purchasing the other 80 percent of tablets choose to make do with only Wi-Fi – and more in-depth research shows why.
For now, most people can save themselves the headache by keeping their traditional plan and simply upgrading when they get sick of their old phones – at least until a more consumer-friendly plan is introduced. In addition, it may be smarter to wait and see how these plans will adjust to the market trend of falling smartphone prices.
What all of this means for the telecom industry, and how it could affect you. Rival carriers should keep a close eye on Sprint in the coming months. With the power of SoftBank funds and the Clearwire network, the merged company is in a very powerful position to create some real competition in the wireless market.
A recent study by Insight Research Corporation* says that businesses worldwide will spend $152 billion on managed telecom services in 2013 – and that number is expected to grow at an annual compounded rate of 11.3 percent. In addition, U.S. revenues from the managed services market are expected to increase from $34 billion to $51 billion from 2013 to 2017.
Ever since BYOD made its momentous debut in the business world, its continuously growing popularity indicates that BYOD is more than just a trend. In fact, 38 percent of companies predict that they will stop providing employee devices by 2016, according to a recent global survey of CIOs conducted by Gartner. Experts say, at this rate, the number will increase to 50 percent – half of all employers – by 2017.
Traditionally, Energy and Utilities is considered to be a conservative and slow-moving sector; but now that it faces significant challenges in 2013 – including changing policymaker attitudes and consumer expectations – the industry is undergoing a series of technological advancements from within and outside the traditional IT organization.
In an industry of ever-evolving trends and innovations, it’s the mobile client environment that seems to be experiencing the most dramatic shifts. That’s the most important reason why, when it comes to mobile, business leaders can’t afford to remain stagnant and resist new technologies if they want to stay competitive.
Service providers traditionally focus on producing solutions in emerging, high-growth enterprise markets. In 2013, Gartner predicts that telecom service providers will see their networks and managed services mature and commoditize and, as a result, offer more services.
In 2012, Cannon Group increased its employee count by 30 percent. This growth is part of Cannon Group's continued expansion efforts. Cannon Group is the trusted expert in managing complex telecom environments. Its industry expertise and proven methodologies deliver value, efficiency and results. Cannon Group builds long-term relationships by solving telecom problems for dynamic enterprises that face the challenge of doing more with less.
As demand for mobile IT workers continues to grow, organizations are finding themselves in a bind when it comes to quickly filling mobile positions. If you’re one of these businesses in a bind, Cannon Group can help bridge the gap.
You’ve probably heard it before: Cloud computing is the “next big thing.” But is it already here? Based on the figures in Gartner's new report, it may be time to think about cloud computing. Check out the benefits, and decide what’s best for your business.
Everyone knows that BYOD is a big deal. To date, roughly half of all U.S. adults own a smartphone. High-tech equipment is now more affordable and available than ever. Consumer markets – not business markets – are the main driving force behind mobile innovation. And by the end of 2012, U.S. CIOs expect 38% of their workforce to use personal devices at work.
Implementing a BYOD policy means lower equipment costs and potentially reducing monthly recurring charges, on the surface. But if you peel back some of the layers, it turns out that BYOD won’t actually save as much as you may expect at the end of the day.
Some of the largest wireless carriers in the United States are trying to figure out how to maintain their voice revenue -- DESPITE the fact that, because of a so-called "generational shift," studies show that people just aren't buying phones primarily to make phone calls anymore.
Cannon Group has been retained to achieve cost savings for PPG Industries. They will manage wireless services and provide enterprise-wide visibility through monthly reporting. Cannon Group's team will utilize a wireless management tool to optimize the environment, facilitate changes, drive savings and assist with properly allocating wireless spend across PPG’s 13 business units.
Cannon Group and DeVry Inc. will continue to collaborate on projects that help deliver a better experience for the student and administrative population at campus locations throughout the U.S. Cannon Group’s managed telecom services and responsibilities have broadened to include sourcing strategy, contract negotiation and expense management.
Cannon Group has signed a comprehensive, results-driven contract with PPL Corporation, expanding the three-year relationship that began in 2009. Services will include IT vendor management, Telecom Expense Management and associated Sourcing support.