Tagged: Verizon

Apple planning non-AT&T iPhone

In what could break the AT&T monopoly on iPhone sales in the U.S., Apple Inc. reportedly is planning to produce an iPhone that can be sold by other carriers like Verizon using the CDMA wireless network.  School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, chairman of the Information Systems Department, says it’s a strategic move by Apple to […]

Report: DoJ probing telecom industry

The Justice Department reportedly has launched a probe to see if large U.S. telecom companies (AT&T, Verizon) are abusing their recently won market power.  For instance, are wireless carriers locking up popular smart-phones by having exclusive agreements with handset makers?  School of Law Professor Keith Hylton, an expert on antitrust law, can look at the […]

Text-messaging fee hikes antitrust?

Federal investigators are being asked if there’s an antitrust problem with a 100% jump in some text-messaging charges by the four companies that control most of the market — Verizon, AT&T, Sprint Nextel, and T-Mobile.  School of Law Professor Keith Hylton, an expert in antitrust law, says it might look suspicious, “but the law requires […]

Apple may offer iPhone via Verizon

School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, chairman of the Information Systems Department, says word that Apple may be expanding its iPhone offerings beyond the AT&T network to include the Verizon network shows Apple’s market power. “Apple is the market leader — not because of share but due to its ability to define the rules of […]