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Having lost out on its bid to acquire Sprint and/or Clearwire, Dish Network might be looking to buy T-Mobile, Bloomberg is reporting.
As expected, the FCC last week approved the consolidation of T-Mobile USA, Inc. and MetroPCS Communications, Inc. The merger could make T-Mobile and MetroPCS stronger competitors in the wireless market and allow them to bolster service as lower-cost alternatives for smaller enterprises.
Last week in this space I questioned the need for greater government intrusion into private computer networks in the name of cybersecurity, when so little seems to be taking place to fix one of the biggest security culprits: insecure software. This week, I am pleasantly surprised to report on an important first step the government has taken to address that very culprit.
Most companies look externally to recruit CIOs even though naming and grooming a successor is widely seen as the duty of a CIO. This is a problem because IT plans and projects are long-term endeavors, requiring continuity in direction, writes Martha Heller, president of recruiting firm Heller Search Associates.
AT&T is hoping to gain market share from its U.S. 4G competitors Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel, and T-Mobile with an $8 billion wireless infrastructure investment announced this week.
With technology pundits and analysts falling over themselves to comment on the consumer implications of the T-Mobile and MetroPCS merger, you would think that would be the only impacted market. But the merger also has major implications for the enterprise and machine-to-machine markets as well.
With the recent appointment of industry veteran John Legere to head T-Mobile, the struggling wireless unit of Deutsche Telekom, many are asking, can he turn the company around? Mobile data might be the key.
An area of enterprise mobile IT that is often overlooked, particularly in news coverage, is the machine-to-machine wireless networking market segment. It certainly isn't as sexy as the latest iPhone, but it is an important segment nonetheless.