Comments on: The future is calling, AT&T, and it’s not T-Mobile http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/09/02/future-is-calling-att-t-mobile/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ilike10s http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/09/02/future-is-calling-att-t-mobile/#comment-390334 Mon, 05 Sep 2011 13:36:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=29206#comment-390334 The issue is not the demand for bandwidth, it’s that people don’t really pay much attention to network quality when they buy a phone. They pay attention to price, and device type. That’s why Verizon isn’t stealing millions of customers from AT&T despite a much better network. Thus, it doesn’t make sense to make a massive investment in network quality because the subscriber growth won’t justify it. Instead, they can run the network at the minimum possible service level and rake in money.

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By: M.C.McBride http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/09/02/future-is-calling-att-t-mobile/#comment-390331 Mon, 05 Sep 2011 03:10:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=29206#comment-390331 I don’t know if I agree with your thesis, but it would be great for the economy if AT&T executives took your advice.

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By: Ultramayan http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/09/02/future-is-calling-att-t-mobile/#comment-390329 Sun, 04 Sep 2011 23:29:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=29206#comment-390329 The future is bandwidth. He who has the most to sell of it wins!

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By: GSH10 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/09/02/future-is-calling-att-t-mobile/#comment-390326 Sun, 04 Sep 2011 20:30:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=29206#comment-390326 Well said, buying is not innovation in a market worth betting the farm on. As far as monopolizing, Verizon would have to roll over dead, and take T-Mobile with them.

Unfortunately, monopoly through power is in AT&T’s DNA and they need genetic surgery to implant ingenuity into their genome.

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