Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Click for more information, or
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
APC Free White Paper
Optimize your network investment &
Enter to win a Samsung Galaxy Note

www.apc.com
Mobile Tech
Next Generation Data Center Is Here!
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
With US 4G LTE Roll-Out Complete, Verizon Eyes Canada
With US 4G LTE Roll-Out Complete, Verizon Eyes Canada

By Jennifer LeClaire
June 27, 2013 10:16AM

    Bookmark and Share
"The Canadian marketplace limits foreign ownership, but today the limits are higher than they were," said analyst Jeff Kagan of Verizon's reported plan. "I believe that trend will continue, and over the next few years the limits will rise and eventually be eliminated. That is why Verizon wants to get into the Canadian marketplace early and start to build."
 

Related Topics

Verizon
Canada
4G LTE
Telecom



Verizon Wireless is finishing the initial roll-out of its 4G LTE network, which now covers 95 percent of the U.S. population. Verizon is covering 500 markets in 49 states and launches in Alaska next month.

Verizon is now looking for ways to ramp up other spectrum to push deeper. That's because, according to Juniper Research, there will be more than 220 million 4G LTE subscribers in the world by 2014 and 57 percent of Verizon's data is carried on its 4G LTE network. Adoption of the technology is rapidly growing.

With the roll-out feat accomplished, Verizon is looking to move into new markets. Rumors are spinning that the company offered to buy Wind Mobile, a Canadian telecom start-up, and is looking to acquire Canadian wireless telecom Mobilicity. Reuters news service published the report, citing "people familiar with the deals." Verizon exited the Canadian market in 2004 when it sold its minority stake in Telus Corp.

Cross-Border Telecom

Jeff Kagan, a telecom analyst in Atlanta, said wireless, as an industry, has been rapidly growing and changing over the last few decades -- but that growth isn't sustainable.

"We are reaching the point in the U.S. marketplace where the rate of growth is slowing in traditional wireless," Kagan told us. "So some U.S. carriers like Verizon and AT&T are looking to expand into other markets around the globe. This has been occurring with international companies for some time. There are many wireless companies already doing business in other countries."

Kagan pointed to the U.S. wireless marketplace as a prime example. Sprint is about to merge with SoftBank of Japan. That means of the top four carriers, only AT&T Mobility is a 100 percent U.S. company. Verizon Wireless is almost half-owned by Vodafone, T-Mobile is owned by Deutsche Telekom AG of Germany.

Verizon's Head Start

"The Canadian marketplace limits foreign ownership, but today the limits are higher than they were. I believe that trend will continue and over the next few years the limits will rise and eventually be eliminated," Kagan said. "That is why Verizon wants to get into the Canadian marketplace early and start to build."

From Kagan's perspective, tomorrow's wireless industry will look much different from the early days. Yesterday, he said, wireless carriers were building out their ability to deliver fast wireless data connections to their customers. That will continue, he said, but U.S. carriers seem poised to enter non-U.S. markets like Canada.

"Will they be successful? Good question. Each country is different, cracking the code to be successful in each country is also different," Kagan said. "We'll just have to take this one step at a time. But this is the direction that companies in the U.S. wireless industry seem to be heading in."
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



APC has an established a reputation for solid products that virtually pay for themselves upon installation. Who has time to spend worrying about system downtime? APC makes it easy for you to focus on business growth instead of business downtime with reliable data center systems and IT solutions. Learn more here.


 Mobile Tech
1.   BBM Now Available on Windows Phone
2.   Virgin Mobile Offers Custom Plans
3.   Asana Revamps Mobile App
4.   Android 'Fake ID' Puts Millions at Risk
5.   FTC Wants Fix for Mobile Cramming


advertisement
Android 'Fake ID' Puts Millions at Risk
Users: stick to apps from Google Play.
Average Rating:
Dell, BlackBerry Downplay Threat
Say Apple-IBM alliance can't hurt them.
Average Rating:
BlackBerry Acquires Secusmart
German security firm offers street cred.
Average Rating:
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
New 'Backoff' Malware Slips Undetected into Retail Systems
'Malicious actors' are using a new variety of malware to access consumer payment data remotely through point-of-sale systems, according to a report from the Department of Homeland Security.
 
IBM Beefs Up Identity Intelligence Security Solutions
Big Blue is betting big on identity intelligence. IBM just acquired a private firm with security software to govern user access to apps and data across cloud and on-premise environments.
 
USB Security Flaw Lets Hackers Hijack PCs
Hackers can use the firmware that controls USB functions to take control of computers, say security experts. That means there may be a new class of attack for which there are no defenses.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
AMD's ARM-Based Opteron Out in $3K Dev Kit
It's dubbed "Seattle" and it's AMD's first 64-bit ARM-based Opteron processor. The low-power chip is being released as part of AMD’s Opteron A1100-series developer kit, and aimed at high-end data center needs.
 
Apple Updates MacBook Pros, Cuts Prices Up to $100
The popular MacBook Pro laptop line just got an update and a price cut of as much as $100. The MacBook Pro with Retina display now includes faster processors and double the memory.
 
Dell, BlackBerry Not Sweating Apple-IBM Alliance
IBM's recent move to partner with Apple to sell iPhones and iPads loaded with corporate applications has excited investors in both companies, but two rivals say they are unperturbed for now.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
BlackBerry Messenger Now Available on Windows Phone
BlackBerry's free Messenger chatting and voice app is out of beta and widely available for Windows Phone users, the company said. BBM offers secure messaging, Groups, Voice, Channels and more.
 
Virgin Mobile Offers Custom Smartphone Plans
As the wireless carrier wars continue heating up, Virgin Mobile just threw the customization coal onto the fire. The firm has debuted a no-annual-contract plan with rates based on individual use.
 
Collaboration Provider Asana Revamps Mobile App
Asana, a collaboration software provider started by a Facebook founder, is now out with a rebuilt native iOS mobile app. It replaces one that even the company admits was not up to par.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.