Judy Reed Smith

Wholesales Trends: 10 for ‘15

As featured in Capacity Magazine

2015 will be a challenging year for wholesale carriers, as was 2014. Traditional services still supply most revenues but they are shrinking and how those services are sold, and to whom, is shifting. New services …

Judy Reed Smith

Shaking the Tree, Boss

As I sat down to write this blog on Tuesday afternoon, July 29th, 2014, the US stock market was heading gently downward. However, the most important of industries had virtually all companies – from AT&T and Verizon down to the …

Judy Reed Smith

Fast Lane, Slow Lane

As Google unveiled the first images of its self-driving car prototype, I could not help but notice its most prominent feature – the face across the front. This design element has suffered plenty in reviews and commentary, but I get

Judy Reed Smith

Is E for Extra Speed and Extra Margin?

Although 1973 sounds like a long, long time ago, if we realise that 41 years ago this spring Robert Metcalfe conceived the first conceptual hints of what evolved into Ethernet while at MIT, the interval seems small.

After a decade …

Judy Reed Smith

Wear It Well – Inside or Out

I bought myself a 2014 present. My newest bracelet is black plastic and can tell me how many steps I’ve walked (2,551 by noon, without having yet made it to the gym), how many miles (1.6), how many flights of …

Judy Reed Smith

Clash of the Titans: Shaping the Future of US Wireless

The fight for stateside wireless customers shifted from intense to very intense when regulators quashed AT&T’s planned purchase of T-Mobile in late 2011.

Break-up fees of $2 billion, plus required AT&T spectrum, helped T-Mobile grow its network and enhance its

Judy Reed Smith

New Business Models Will Define the Future of Carriers

The future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed.
                                                                                  William Gibson

Recognizing and acting on what is ahead for an industry is an ongoing challenge. You do not have to dig deeply into our industry’s history to …

Judy Reed Smith

Our Digital Health Future Spells Big Data Demand for Telcos

Personally, I have three different electronic health records providers, and that is even without signing up for Google Health (2008-2012 RIP) or Microsoft HealthVault (2007-present). Massachusetts General Hospital alone has three different storage systems, depending on which doctors need to

Judy Reed Smith

Lucky ’13 Stateside Wholesale Forecasts

What a year we experienced in 2012. Mergers, new wireless network builds, new smartphones driving even more data use, the US economy clawing slowly upward (except when jitters over Europe sink the market), more patent suits over innovation ownership and …