Sprint, T-Mobile: Separate Equals Better - InformationWeek: "....Sprint spent years wasting time and money on WiMax, the ill-fated 4G technology. When the rest of the industry sided with LTE, Sprint had no choice but to drop WiMax and start all over with LTE. Sprint trails even T-Mobile in deploying LTE around the country and often finishes last in speed tests and network reliability ratings. If Sprint really wants to compete aggressively, the first thing it needs to do is fix its network -- a task the company has already spent too much time and money on. A better network will be better for customers and for competition...."
Apple's CDN Now Live: Has Paid Deals With ISPs, Massive Capacity In Place - Dan Rayburn - StreamingMediaBlog.com: "Since last year, Apple’s been hard at work building out their own CDN and now those efforts are paying off. Recently, Apple’s CDN has gone live in the U.S. and Europe and the company is now delivering some of their own content, directly to consumers. In addition, Apple has interconnect deals in place with multiple ISPs, including Comcast and others, and has paid to get direct access to their networks... Apple already controls the hardware, the OS (iOS/OS X) as well as the iTunes/App store platforms. Right now they control the entire customer experience, except for the way content is delivered to their devices, and they are quickly working to change that. While Apple doesn’t own the last mile, paying to connect directly to it (in some places) and delivering content from their own servers allows them much more control over the user experience, especially for cloud based services. Over time, this is something that will make the experience and performance for consumers even better – and Apple’s only just getting started." (read more at link above)