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Gary Kim writes regularly in the mobile, mobile payments, mobile marketing, mobile banking, IP communications and broader communications industries. He writes for Carrier Evolution, TMCnet, Mobile Marketing & Technology, EtherNews and IP Carrier content sites, with and a primary focus on business models, end user demand and applications.

He has been a communications industry analyst, commentator and journalist since 1983, with periodic stints in the market research and service provider businesses. His current work in social media focuses on how brands can use content as part of their overall marketing efforts.

He graduated from the University of Oregon with degrees in history and management and is a member of Mensa, the international organization for people with IQs in the top two percent.

He chairs annual meetings for the Pacific Telecommunications Council and the Mobile Payments Conference. He speaks frequently at other industry meetings as well.

Latest Articles

Large ISPs Likely Winners in New US Network Neutrality Rules - 04/24/2014
AT&T Device Installment Plans are Shaping Device Revenue Trends - 04/23/2014
Amazon Prime to get Exclusive HBO Content - 04/23/2014
AT&T to Invest in Video Streaming - 04/22/2014
AT&T Looking at 21 Additional Metro Areas for Gigabit Networks - 04/21/2014
Local TV Stations Face Structural Challenges to Revenue Model - 04/21/2014
Google Testing Balloon-Based Internet Access Using Licensed Frequencies - 04/21/2014
T-Mobile US Effort is Working; Is it Sustainable? - 04/21/2014
Some Insight on Google Fiber Economics - 04/17/2014
More Viewing Options are Cutting into Scheduled TV Watching - 04/17/2014
Tablets Will Play Important Role in Q1 2014 Net Account Additions - 04/16/2014
AT&T Might Not Bid for Former Broadcast Spectrum if Set-Asides are Used - 04/16/2014
Will AT&T and Verizon Acquire DirecTV and Dish Network? - 04/16/2014
Cable Provides Greater Share of Fastest Connections - 04/15/2014
Where One Lives and Which ISP They Can Choose Tells the Story of U.K. High Speed Access - 04/15/2014
T-Mobile Ends Overage Charges - 04/14/2014
FCC Charges Three with $32M in Lifeline Program Fraud - 04/11/2014
Older User Broadband Gap is Destined to Close - 04/10/2014
What Next if Sprint Can't Buy T-Mobile US? - 04/10/2014
Comcast Pondering Wi-Fi-First Mobile Network? - 04/09/2014
Cable is Pulling Away in High Speed Access - 04/08/2014
U.S. Cellular Joins Marketing War - 04/08/2014
Will a Majority of Entertainment Video Shift to Mobile? - 04/07/2014
Wheelings & Dealings: Cincinnati Bell Sells Mobile Business to Verizon Wireless - 04/07/2014
AWS-3 Auction Will Feature Shared Spectrum for First Time - 04/04/2014
600-MHz Auction Rules Will Be Difficult - 04/03/2014
European Parliament Passes Rules Ending Wholesale Mobile Roaming Charges, Instituting Net Neutrality - 04/03/2014
Will Wi-Fi 'Only' Ever Be Sufficient to Run a National Mobile Network? - 04/02/2014
BT Hopes Quad Play Will Slow Voice Line Erosion - 04/01/2014
Surging Demand for Mobile Live TV, Especially Sports - 04/01/2014
FCC Moving Beyond Licensed, Unlicensed Spectrum Framework - 04/01/2014
Prices, Contracts, Unwillingness Continue to Hamper Streaming Business - 03/31/2014
Perception is One Thing, Reality Another - 03/31/2014
Video Entertainment Services Fail Quality of Experience Test - 03/28/2014
Facebook Explores Drones for Internet Access - 03/28/2014
DISH Network-DirecTV Proposed Merger is Defensive - 03/27/2014
DISH Network-DirecTV Proposed Merge is Defensive - 03/27/2014
Value a Problem for ISPs and Linear Video Providers - 03/26/2014
How Much More Can AT&T Invest in Consumer Broadband? - 03/26/2014
No Mobile Price War? - 03/25/2014
Growing Confusion Over Network Neutrality - 03/25/2014
How Much Will Telco Fixed Lines Drop from 2000 Peak? - 03/24/2014
Why Reliance Globalcom is Becoming Global Cloud Xchange - 03/24/2014
Interconnection or Internet Freedom? War of Words Escalates - 03/21/2014
Winner Take All in Mobile Ad Markets - 03/21/2014
Transition to Online Video Will Not be Gradual When it Happens - 03/20/2014
Service Providers Improve Churn Performance - 03/20/2014
Service Providers Improve Churn Performance - 03/20/2014
Spectrum Sharing Plan Gets Google, AT&T, Verizon Support - 03/20/2014
Can T-Mobile US Maintain Pace of Subscriber and Revenue Growth? - 03/19/2014
Line Call Adds Calls to Any Telephone - 03/18/2014
European Parliament Committee Approves Telecom Reform Bill - 03/18/2014
Video Market: Cable Loses 1.8 Percent, Telcos Gain 1.6 Percent in 2013 - 03/17/2014
Wheelings & Dealings: Vodafone Buys Spain Cable Operator Ono - 03/17/2014
European Mobile Operators Need Cable More than Cable Needs Mobile - 03/14/2014
Small Cell Is an Outsourcing Opportunity - 03/13/2014
Liberty Global to Launch Pan-European MVNO - 03/13/2014
Major ISPs Tout High Speed Access Customer Base as Target for Video Streaming - 03/12/2014
Major ISPs Tout High-speed Access Customer Base as Target for Video Streaming - 03/12/2014
One Clear Measure of Telecom Market Change - 03/12/2014
Without T-Mobile US, Sprint Will Not Rearrange U.S. Market Share - 03/11/2014
US Mobile Bills Rise, Even as Price War Gains Steam - 03/10/2014
Widespread Public Wi-Fi Increases Competition in Mobile Market - 03/10/2014
U.S. Mobile Price War Expands - 03/10/2014
Tablet Market is Slowing - 03/07/2014
Selling Fiber to Home Isn't as Easy as You Would Think - 03/07/2014
Like it or Not, French and U.S. Mobile Markets Eventually Will Shrink from 4 to 3 Leading Providers - 03/06/2014
Is RCS Already Too Late? - 03/06/2014
Like It or Not, Content Delivery Networks Will Pay Eyeball Networks Because Traffic is Highly Asymmetrical - 03/06/2014
Dish Network Wants to Sell Streaming Video Packages for $20 to $30 a Month: Can It? - 03/05/2014
Facebook Will Be an Internet Service Provider - 03/04/2014
Groundbreaking Long-term, Wide-ranging Deal Between Disney, Dish Network - 03/04/2014
How Big is the Internet of Things Market? - 03/03/2014
Long Term Evolution 4G Boosts 3 UK Revenue, Profit, Indirectly - 03/03/2014
When is Blocking Not Blocking? - 02/28/2014
Bundling Slows Voice, Messaging Margin Erosion - 02/28/2014
Could Telcos Compete with WhatsApp if Regulations Were Relaxed? - 02/27/2014
Could Telcos Compete with WhatsApp if Regulation Were Relaxed? - 02/27/2014
Mobile Game Freemium Model Highly Reliant on 1.5 Percent and New Users - 02/26/2014
How Long Can T-Mobile US Sustain its Marketing Attack? - 02/25/2014
AT&T Adds No Incremental Cost International Texting - 02/25/2014
Internet Access Could Grow Global South GDP 25 Percent - 02/25/2014
LTE Price Premium Over 3G is Collapsing - 02/24/2014
WhatsApp to Add Voice in 2014 - 02/24/2014
Facebook's WhatsApp Acquisition Illustrates Telco Challenges - 02/21/2014
How Small a Revenue Contributor Will Voice Be in U.S. Business by 2018? - 02/20/2014
What Facebook's Purchase of WhatsApp Means for Mobility - 02/20/2014
Bandwidth Does Not Solve All Problems, Allot Study Finds - 02/19/2014
Network Neutrality is Not Dead - 02/19/2014
How Long Can Video Subscription Prices Keep Rising? - 02/19/2014
M2M Already Nearing 4 Percent of All Mobile Connections - 02/18/2014
FTTH Remains a Tough Call for Telcos - 02/18/2014
AT&T in Same Customer Experience League as Amazon? - 02/18/2014
TV Household Definitions are Starting to Matter - 02/18/2014
Time Warner Cable Agrees to be Acquired by Comcast - 02/13/2014
Will 2014 Bring a Mobile Perfect Storm of Challenges? - 02/12/2014
How Much Could US Mobile Market Share Change? - 02/12/2014
European Telcos Face Huge Cost Cutting Challenge - 02/11/2014
Sprint Gains Subs in 4Q 2013, Instead of Losing Them - 02/11/2014
Vodafone Chasing Additional Cable TV Assets in Europe? - 02/10/2014
Vodafone Earnings Drop Again - 02/07/2014
Vodafone Earnings Drop Again - 02/07/2014
2 More Gigabit Access Offers - 02/06/2014
Changing Mobile App Profile Changes Value of Wi-Fi - 02/06/2014
Wi-Fi Offload Will Handle Majority of Mobile Data by 2018 - 02/05/2014
Telefonica Turns LINE into a Carrier App - 02/04/2014
Wholesale Suppliers Focus on Growth, Large Accounts; Customer Satisfaction Follows - 02/04/2014
No Room for a Third Major Mobile Operating System? - 02/03/2014
AT&T Launches Best-Ever Prices for Family Plans - 02/03/2014
Capacity, Rather than Coverage, Now Drives Mobile Network Design - 01/31/2014
Wheelings & Dealings: Vodafone Buying Tata Communications? - 01/31/2014
On Spectrum Sharing, Carriers, App Providers Disagree - 01/30/2014
Will Mobile Data Growth Rates Slow? - 01/30/2014
Verizon Communications 4Q 2013 Results: Mobile Drives 55 Percent of Total Revenue - 01/30/2014
AT&T Lags Behind Verizon in Q4 Net Adds - 01/29/2014
Not So Clear U.S. Consumers are Substituting Streaming for Video Subscriptions - 01/28/2014
Average Global Internet Access Speed Grows 29 Percent, Year over Year - 01/28/2014
Do Municipal Providers Offer Best Deals on Triple Play? - 01/27/2014
Does Carrier Wi-Fi Offload Actually Work? - 01/27/2014
Does OTT Video, Messaging, Cannibalize Linear TV, Text Messaging? - 01/24/2014
Video Impact on ISPs: More Questions than Answers - 01/24/2014
Are Consumers Cutting Back on Purchases of Premium Channels - or Not? - 01/23/2014
Heavy LTE Users Use an Order of Magnitude More Data than Heavy 3G Users - 01/23/2014
Untruthful Statements about Network Neutrality - 01/23/2014
T-Mobile US to Issue Own Prepaid Cards - 01/22/2014
Bundles and Shared Plans Drive Verizon Results - 01/22/2014
Verizon Communications Buys Intel Media - 01/21/2014
More Freedom or Less? - 01/17/2014
Tizen, Ubuntu Still Struggling to Gain Support - 01/17/2014
How Big Might Use Wi-Fi First Mobile Market Grow? - 01/16/2014
How Big Might 'Use Wi-Fi First' Mobile Market Grow? - 01/16/2014
Sprint Announces New Device Installment Plan - 01/16/2014
Europe, Asia Telecom Prospects Diverge - 01/16/2014
India to Auction 443 MHz of Mobile Spectrum - 01/16/2014
NFC Might be Another Slog in 2014 and 2015 - 01/15/2014
Aereo Lawfulness to be Determined by Supreme Court - 01/13/2014
Mobile Broadband Adoption Now 68 Percent in OECD - 01/10/2014
Microsoft Tops Apple, Samsung in Technology Brand Survey - 01/10/2014
T-Mobile US Extends Assault on U.S. Mobile Market Structure - 01/09/2014
What Else Would You Expect FCC Chairman to Say? - 01/09/2014
M2M Business: $10 Billion or $45 Billion Revenue Opportunity by 2018? - 01/08/2014
NSA Spying Harms All Hosting Companies, Cloud Computing - 01/08/2014
AT&T Big on Connected Cars at CES - 01/07/2014
EE Doubles LTE Subs in 4 Months - 01/07/2014
AT&T Launches Sponsored Data Service - 01/06/2014
AT&T Launches Preemptive Strike at T-Mobile US - 01/03/2014
Wi-Fi Offload Represents 66 to 80 Percent of Mobile Data Consumption - 01/02/2014
European Telcos Will Rearrange Brazil Mobile Market - 01/02/2014
Will Car Phone History Apply to Connected Car? - 01/02/2014
Business PC Sales Indicate Cloud Shift - 12/30/2013
Business PC Sales Indicate Cloud Shift - 12/30/2013
Federal Communications Commission Network Neutrality Rules Likely to Fall - 12/27/2013
OTT Strategies Diverge - 12/26/2013
Good News: E-Commerce Up, Bad News: Shipping Did Not Keep Up - 12/26/2013
TV Azteca to Build its Second Fiber Network - 12/24/2013
66 Percent of U.S. Households Headed by Those 25 to 29 Are Mobile Only - 12/24/2013
EC Investigates KPN's E-Plus Sale to Telefonica - 12/24/2013
EC Investigates KPN's E-Plus Sale to Telefonica - 12/24/2013
Time Warner Cable Is a Seller, Not a Buyer, Favoring Investors More than Customers - 12/23/2013
For Video Subscription Providers, No 2014 Predictions Required - 12/20/2013
Alaska's GCI to Build Gigabit Network for Anchorage, Alaska - 12/20/2013
Telstra Exits Hong Kong Market - 12/20/2013
Dish Network Might Bid for T-Mobile US - 12/19/2013
Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US to Swap Spectrum Across U.S., Gaining Efficiency - 12/18/2013
Wheelings & Dealings: Intel Acquires Mindspeed Technologies Assets to Underpin Small Cell Business - 12/18/2013
Frontier Communications Acquires AT&T Connecticut Assets - 12/17/2013
Does Google Want to Control More of the Internet Backbone? - 12/17/2013
Global Telecom Revenue Will Grow in 2014, But That Isn't the Story - 12/16/2013
Sprint Bid for T-Mobile US Poses Key Test of Competition Policy - 12/16/2013
Will Google Design its Own Processors? - 12/13/2013
No 'Sustainable Competitive Advantage' in Mobile Business - 12/13/2013
Household Spending on Communications Ranges from 2.3 to 3.4 Percent of Household Income - 12/12/2013
AT&T Internet Preferences is Revolutionary - 12/11/2013
Mobile Network Investment Will Grow 10 Percent in 2014, Mostly for Long Term Evolution - 12/11/2013
People Want Mobile Sensor Apps, Ericsson Says - 12/11/2013
Sprint Sees 150 to 180 Mbps Ahead for its LTE Service - 12/11/2013
Special Access Pricing Getting FCC Review - 12/10/2013
80 Percent U.S. Internet Penetration of Households; 70 Percent Penetration of Broadband - 12/10/2013
Vodafone Still Waiting for Approval to Take Full Control of Vodafone India - 12/09/2013
Motorola Nears Release of First Modular Smart Phone Prototype: Is a Market Building? - 12/09/2013
Contactless Mobile Payments Still Slogging Uphill - 12/06/2013
Brazil Orders Telefonica to Reduce Market Share in Mobile Market - 12/06/2013
Hutchison Whampoa 3 is Sacrificing LTE Revenue and Profit to Grow its Business - 12/04/2013
Possible Changes in Communications Act Coming? - 12/04/2013
New FCC Chair's First Statements on Regulatory Philosophy - 12/03/2013
Mobile Service Providers Launch Mobile Wallets Nationally in U.S., Canada, Spain - 12/02/2013
Canadian Regulators Want A La Carte Cable TV - 12/02/2013
New Role for Mobile Access in Australian National Broadband Network? - 12/02/2013
Ofcom Looks for 7 Times More Mobile Spectrum Than 4G Auction Released - 12/02/2013
Mobile was 43 Percent of Online Traffic on Thanksgiving Day - 12/02/2013
Long Term Evolution Adoption Exceeds 3G Adoption Rates - 12/02/2013
Just in Time for Holiday Shopping, Rogers Communications Launches first Canadian Mobile Operator Wallet - 11/29/2013
Telcos Could Lose Up to $172B in Voice, Messaging Revenues Over 5 Years - 11/28/2013
Global Telecom Capex Growth in 2014 Largely from BRICs - 11/27/2013
Tablets Disproportionately Drive Long Term Evolution Demand - 11/26/2013
European Fixed Network Providers Cannot Afford to Upgrade Networks - 11/25/2013
Affordable High-Speed Internet Access Will Not be a Problem in 2025 - 11/25/2013
Broadband Access Equipment Revenues Dip 22 Percent Year over Year - 11/22/2013
Isis Mobile Wallet Will Need to be Patient - 11/21/2013
Connecting the Last Couple of Billion Internet Users Might Require Extraordinary Attention to Costs - 11/21/2013

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