Posts tagged ‘Rob Powell’

Back to the Future with Push-to-Talk

August 4, 2014 8:06 pm

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This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Max Silber, executive director of mobility, MetTel

Before the era when cell phones became permanently glued to our hands and our ears, walkie talkies were the fastest and most efficient way of communicating over a short distance. As mobile technology advanced both the devices and the service, field workers such as construction companies and police departments became synonymous with the chunky phones and scenarios depicted in the Nextel advertisements of the late 1990’s. After the demise of the original iDEN Nextel National Network just a short year ago, some may think that the “push-to-talk” movement is over, but that is far from the truth. … [visit site to read more]

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T-Mobile Gets a Bid, But Not From Japan

August 1, 2014 11:21 am

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Yes, a bid landed on the table for T-Mobile today from a foreign wireless carrier backed by a billionaire with a talent for disruption. But it wasn’t from Softbank and Masayoshi Son was not involved. The French carrier Iliad, which is backed by Xavier Niel, has come out of nowhere to offer … [visit site to read more]

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