Across the emerging markets, the rapid uptake of smartphones makes them the direct path to accessing the internet and so, is fiercely driving up the demand of data usage.
Taxation of prepaid wireless services can be complicated even for sophisticated businesses. Communications service providers are among the most heavily taxed and regulated industries in the United States.
Delivering a consistently great customer experience is a challenge for any retailer. If you’re a prepaid wireless dealer, you’ve got a unique set of challenges when it comes to attracting customers and keeping them coming back.
Join Us at The Prepaid Expo This August
Here we are again, now embarking on the tenth anniversary of The Prepaid Expo, August 22-23, at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas. Time flies when you enjoy what you do, and based on the number of attendee registrations to date, it seems you all enjoy this business as much as we do. Or, at least you enjoy coming to The Prepaid Expo in Vegas.
Signals De-Politicization of Bureau and Return to Strict Application of Law
On June 21, 2017, FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai, announced his decision to tap Rosemary Harold to lead the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau. Ms. Harold has been a partner with the law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer since 2011 and is best known for her media experience.
A weird imbalance prevails in the cell phone business. On one side of the equation, the stores founded to sell prepaid minutes also repair phones. But on the other side, the shops launched to specialize in repairs usually don’t sell minutes.
Path to Implementing Trump-Era Deregulatory Agenda
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai endorsed two major policy initiatives last week seeking to reduce international reporting requirements and disrupt illegal robocalling. The release of the new Notices of Proposed Rulemaking signals to industry observers that the period of transition at the FCC has officially come to an end, and the new Chairman is ready to implement a new deregulatory agenda.
In a move predicted by industry insiders, President Trump appointed Ajit Pai as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) in the early days of his presidency.
(Part 3 - Priorities)
In the midst of a bumpy week for the Trump administration, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai met with and received President Trump’s re-nomination for a second five-year term at the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”).
(Part 2 - Enforcement)
This three-part series builds on the predictions made by Jonathan Marashlian in his December 9, 2016 article titled 9 Areas of Communications Law Policy Destined for Material Changes under Trump's FCC.