Telecom

A new study claims universal broadband access could add $160B to the US economy annually. As one of the first clear estimates of expanded broadband’s economic benefit, the study could help drive support for President Biden’s proposed $65 billion in broadband spending.

The company acquired a Facebook team of engineers and physicists to boost its satellite internet venture off the ground. The stealthy acquisition is a much-needed injection of resources and talent as Amazon rushes to enter a market quickly being swallowed up by SpaceX.

The US’ Big 3 carriers set to combat robocalls: Carriers met the deadline for implementing the STIR/SHAKEN caller ID technology designed to show callers’ true phone numbers.

Telecoms vs New York: Organizations representing the US’ major telecoms have challenged a New York state law requiring ISPs to provide affordable broadband. The lawsuit could definitively determine whether states can regulate broadband pricing.

As a disruptor in the wireless provider category, Mint Mobile’s marketing culture encourages risk-taking, whether that’s choosing not to advertise in the Super Bowl or having company owner and actor Ryan Reynolds leave voicemails for customers. Watch Industry Voices, with CMO Aron North, to learn what drives its viral marketing successes and more.

The US telecom industry has long been an advertising behemoth. While the telecom space has fewer companies than any of the other industries we track, these players are almost all huge spenders.

eMarketer research analysts Man-Chung Cheung and Hirsch Chitkara and principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Yory Wurmser discuss when we'll get 5G, how the pandemic has affected its rollout, what it will make possible, the current dispute between Huawei and the US government and what 5G means for marketers.