Chetan Sharma Consulting in the news in 2009

Chetan Sharma Consulting in the news in 2009

Happy New Year y’all. Hope you had a terrific celebration as we venture into the new decade. Here are some of the articles and news items we contributed to in 2009. Thanks to all who reached out. Here’s to a terrific 2010.


AdAge – Can Google Sell — and Market — a Smartphone?

MobileHealthNews – The 15 wireless health VC deals of 2009

RCRWireless – The untapped mobile data opportunity

BusinessWeek – Managing the Wireless Data Deluge

Yahoo Tech Blog – Surprise! AT&T wins in 3G mega test

Christian Computing Magazine – What is 4G?

MediaPost – Mobile Phone Rebound in 2010

Telephony Online – Mobile data set to explode

NY Times – AT&T takes the blame, even for iPhone’s fault

NY Times – AT&T to Urge Customers to Use Less Wireless Data

BusinessWeek – AT&T Price Moves May Backfire

Yahoo Tech Blog – No matter the carrier, US 3G service is nothing to shout about

Moconews – The Sorry State of 3G In the US

Telephony Online – Open to alternatives

Telephony Online – Breaking down the walled garden

Moconews – Mobile Broadband is causing problems on all sides of the equation

GigaOM – Clash of the titans in the mobile ecosystem


AdAge – Verizon Wins Round 1 in Legal Spat with AT&T

Mediapost – Judge Sees No Evidence

Globe and Mail – Convergence at last

IBM – Tough Times Call for Superior Customer Care

Reuters – Demand for fast networks forces telcos to team up

GigaOM – With Wireless Data, Smaller Carriers Must Mind the Gap

Telephony Online – Carriers must be open to compete

FierceMobileContent – US mobile data revenues grow to $11.3B in Q3

Mediapost – Madison Avenue Backs Google-Admob Deal

RCRWireless – Solutions for the Broadband World

Telecom Paper – US mobile data market grows 27% in Q3

ReutersLes opérateurs télécoms forcés de s’allier pour suivre le rythme


AdAge – Could the Droid Be the Device That Finally Dethrones the iPhone?

SNS – FireGlobal – West Coast CTO Challenge

Xconomy – Highlights from FiReGlobal

TelecomsEurope – Getting it right on mobile broadband

RCRWireless – Defining Mobile Broadband

Mobile Marketer – Mobile CPM measurement standards are essential


Fiercewireless – Mobile advertising measurements still lack standardization

GigaOM – US leading the Global Mobile Data Boom

GigaOM – Mobile Advertising Metrics: What matters most?

Moconews – Full speed ahead as US carriers invest billions, is it too much?

AdAge – Mobile Video Gets Ready for the Masses

MIT Technology Review – The New Faces of Android

NewTeeVee – With MediaFLO disappointing, Qualcomm wants to become a Mobile CDN

GigaOM – Don’t Neglect the Network, The Ultraband Panel

NY Times – Customers angered as iPhones overload AT&T

RCR Wireless – The RCR Ecosystem – An Overview

IT Business Edge – The Death of the Early Adopter

GigaOM – New Metrics for Mobile Ad Networks

GigaOM – How the iPhone is driving a wireless bandwidth boom


Fortune – Bandwidth hogs – iPhone and other smartphones

Telecompaper – US mobile data market grows over 30% in Q2

Mediapost – Prepaid: Too much of a good thing?

GigaOM – State of the US Wireless Market Q2 2008

IT Business Edge – Data Helps Wireless Carriers Work Through the Recession

FierceBroadbandWireless – Report: 3G penetration about 40% in 2Q

FierceMobileContent – US mobile data service revenues jump to $10.6B in Q2

IT Business Edge – Good Times Ahead for Telecom Vendors

Mercury News – FCC probes Apple’s rejection of Google Voice for iPhone

IT Business Edge – Cellular Data Explodes, Even in Bad Economy

Wireless and Mobile News – The worst is over says Chetan Sharma


WSJ – Big Phone Companies Are Unlikely US Antitrust Target

GigaOM – Mobile Broadband Will Trigger Global Innovation

BusinessWeek – The Wireless Data Boom Will Cost the Carriers

Xchange – Unwired

Gestion – Del compromiso a la compra (in Spanish)

BusinessWeek – AT&T’s Designs for the Wireless Market

Mediapost – IAB Unveils Mobile Media Buying Guide

Xconomy – A Yotta Insights on Making Money in Mobile

Mediapost – AT&T Wants Devices To Expand Use of Wireless Networks


Wireless Week – Tough Times Call for Superior Customer Care

BusinessWeek – The iPhone’s Wary New Rivals

GigaOM – How iPhone 3.0 Will Impact Wireless Networks

AdAge – Where to Find the Marketer Opportunities in the new iPhone

NY Times – Cellphone Locator System Needs No Satellite

Washington Post – Skyhook Wireless Hopes to Maintain Early Lead in Location Finding

TMCnet – Mobile ARPU Drops Globally, Traffic Grows

EConsultancy – Why ATT cares more about new iPhone users than existing ones


Business Week – GigaOM to Begin Subscription Service

GigaOM – Meet GigaOM Pro, Our Subscription-Only Research Service

TMCnet – AT&T Considers Cheaper iPhone Service, Device

Poynter – Summer 2009 Could Be Right Time to Expand Mobile News Services

Telephony – Verizon Wireless not messing with prepaid

Boston Globe – Surreptitious success

Business Week – Cheaper iPhone Plans from AT&T?

TMCnet – Smartphones Contribute to Mobile Ad Growth

BizReport – US mobile revenue tops $10 million

NY Times – US Pulls Ahead in Mobile Data Revenue

BusinessWeek – Wireless Industry: Engaged in Double Counting?

Washington Post – US Wireless Data Revenues Hit $10 Billion For the First Time Ever

TMCnet – US Mobile Data Services Revenues Top $10 Billion in Q1

Mediapost – Mobile Marketing Company Velti Acquires Ad Infuse

Telappliant VoIP News – US mobile broadband market grew by 24% in 2008

GigaOM – The iPhone Will Not Destroy the Wireless Business

FierceMobileContent – US mobile data revenues cross $10 billion milestone

Mediapost – US Mobile Data Revenue Hits $10 Billion in Q1

TelephonyOnline – Is prepaid growth an illusion?

Telephony – Verizon, Google duke it out for employees

Moconews – Dying or Thriving? The Debate Over CDMA


MIT Technology Review – A New Breed of Netbook?

Advertising Age – Who Needs the iPhone? Verizon beats AT&T in new customers

BusinessWeek – Wireless Carriers: Your New PC Retailer?

MIT Technology Review – Gmail Sidesteps the App Store

WIRED – Smartphone War Heats Up, Google Phones Still MIA

WIRED – Concept Phones go on Display at Wireless Trade Show

Washington Post – Is the Rush to Develop iPhone Apps Creating A Bubble?

FierceDeveloper – Gmail upgrade heralds leap mobile web apps


BusinessWeek – Prepaid Takes Off

NYTimes – Apple Shows Off Next Version of iPhone Software

Mercury News – Your phone, your life: New apps change how you use mobile devices

CNNMoney – US Wireless Data Revenues on the Brink

GigaOM – After Solid 2008, US Wireless Data Revenues may Slow

FierceMobileContent – US mobile data revenues grow to $34B in 2008

MediaPost – US Mobile Data Grew 39% in 2008

TelecomAsia – iPhone driving mobile data boom, says survey

TMCnet – Mobile Data Up, Data Cards Slipping a Bit


Advertising Age – Wireless-Phone Companies Fight Rising Churn Rates

GigaOM – With Latitude, Google Fires Another Shot at the Mobile Operators

Businessweek – Sprint Nextel: The Canary in Wireless’s Coal Mine?


MobileMarketer – Economy makes business case for mobile advertising more compelling

iMEDIA – Mobile ad spend may fall flat in 2009

MobileMarketingToday – Chetan Sharma Consulting Survey: Respondents See Glass Half Full for Mobile Advertising in 2009