The CCA’s recent Mobile Carriers Show brought together regional and rural carriers from across the U.S. to discuss the challenges impacting their businesses and discover new ways to create value for their brands. A key highlight of the show was the “Pitch Perfect Keynote Lunch” that challenged six companies to pitch their best revenue generating solutions for carriers, in six minutes or less.
We are living on the edge of a technological revolution—one that will alter how we live, communicate, and conduct business forever. While we’ve felt disruption before, like the move from analog to digital, the first smartphone, or the launch of the app store, this time of change is distinctive.
The concept of a network of smart devices was recorded more than 35 years ago when Carnegie Mellon University modified a Coke machine to report its inventory and the temperature of newly loaded drinks via an Internet connection1.
The proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) comes with numerous potential benefits. Baby monitors, smart meters, even the connected car are all made possible by IoT technology. With this, the sheer volume of IoT connected devices is projected to explode in coming years, surpassing even the number of mobile handsets we use today.
Isn't the text message dead yet? We've been talking about the death of Short Message Service (SMS) for over half a decade now. Surely it's dead by now? But alas, as Mark Twain once said, "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated," and this is also the case for the humble text message. Despite the rise of the Instant Message (IM) on IP services, SMS is not quite dead yet.