Shifting Dynamics in the US Wireless Market Reading Time: 3 minutesAs I’ve mentioned before, one of the markets I follow closely is the US wireless market, with a focus on the four largest network operators. These operators continue to be by far the largest channel for smartphone sales in the US, and what I’ll share today is a mix of insights on the wireless market itself and the implications for the smartphone market.
This week’s Snap Inc earnings call was an indictment of the strategy pursued by the company in regard to both its core Snapchat app and its Spectacles hardware. The company has failed to drive two of the three major metrics that are key to success in the space, and it reversed its long-standing strategic stances on several key topics during a single earnings call. Having resisted calls for change for months, it appears Snap is now trying to change everything at once.
We’re a couple of days late with this episode – Jan was traveling late last week, but we still wanted to cover Apple earnings, so we recorded first thing on Monday morning, and should still have another episode later this week. Apple earnings are the major focus for this episode, as we go through the various reporting segments in order of size by revenue. But we also spend a few minutes towards the end of the episode talking about Facebook’s earnings.
@MikeIsaac Basically free money for them – costs almost nothing to provide given that the infrastructure costs are already covered by TV and broadband. $3.4bn of high-margin revenue in the past 12 months…
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