Gary Kim Info

Contributing Editor

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

37 Percent Mobile Internet Access Penetration in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2020 - 11/06/2014
75 Percent of IP Data Center Traffic Exchanged Within the Building - 11/06/2014
Is 'Negroponte Switch' Still Relevant? - 11/05/2014
5G Value is Fuzzy, That's Okay, for Now - 11/05/2014
AT&T Adds 30-Month Device Installment Plan - 11/04/2014
Sprint Loses Customers, Money in Latest Quarter - 11/04/2014
How Big is the Private Line Market? - 11/03/2014
Survey: 4G LTE Pricing, Wi-Fi Hotspot Access Might Affect Adoption Rates - 11/03/2014
Numericable Acquisition of SFR Approved - 10/31/2014
FCC Will Propose New Rules for ISP Network Interconnection - 10/31/2014
Global ISPs Unsure about Gigiabit Access Demand - 10/30/2014
If Smartphones are Content Consumption Devices, Screen Size Should Matter - and it Does - 10/30/2014
Are 'Cord Nevers' a Function of Age, Money, Household Size or Children? - 10/29/2014
T-Mobile US Leads 3Q Phone Account Additions - 10/28/2014
Why Sports Will Matter in OTT Video Environment - 10/27/2014
Apple Pay Launch Has Retailers, Credit Card Issuers Competing - 10/27/2014
New EC Digital Economy Commissioner Confirms Shift of EC Telecom Policy - 10/24/2014
SMBs See IoT Boosting Revenue - 10/24/2014
AT&T Q3 2014 Results Up 2.5 Percent, Mobile Up 5 Percent - 10/22/2014
Prepaid Mobile Customers Shifting to Postpaid - 10/22/2014
Verizon Q3: Mobile, Consumer Revenue Grows While Enterprise, Wholesale Decline - 10/21/2014
Theft of Service is a Persistent, Widespread and Hard to Solve Issue - 10/21/2014
Long-Term Implications of Universal SIM for iPad Air 2 are Unclear - 10/20/2014
Despite Myriad Sports Streaming Services, Bundling Will Re-emerge - 10/20/2014
Are Smartphone Buyers Choosing Devices Based on Operating System or Ecosystem? - 10/17/2014
How Close are We to an OTT Video Inflection Point? - 10/17/2014
CBS All Access Joins OTT Streaming Service Market - 10/16/2014
SDN, NFV Gains Traction for Small Cell Backhaul - 10/16/2014
Where is Netflix in Product Life Cycle? - 10/16/2014
Global Cloud Xchange 'Moves up the Stack' - 10/15/2014
Voice Market not Declining as Fast as Might Appear - 10/15/2014
HBO Will Launch Stand-Alone US Streaming Service in 2015 - 10/15/2014
Enterprises Shift New Spending to Revenue Initiatives - 10/15/2014
Millennials Watch 33 Percent of TV on Digital (Non-TV) Platforms - 10/14/2014
Did LTE Supply Drive Demand, or Did Demand Drive Supply? - 10/13/2014
Samsung Develops 10X Faster Wi-Fi - 10/13/2014
AT&T Completes Austin Gigabit Upgrade Ahead of Schedule - 10/13/2014
Ofcom Expects 2015 TV White Spaces Commercialization - 10/13/2014
European Community Deregulates Fixed Network Voice - 10/13/2014
TV White Spaces in 'All of the Above' Spectrum, Platform Future - 10/10/2014
Some Revenue Sources are Hardly Worth the Effort - 10/10/2014
European Commission Deregulates Fixed-Network Voice - 10/09/2014
Like Free Mobile, BT, Comcast Lean on Wi-Fi for Mobile Access - 10/09/2014
What Do Uber, AirBnB and Telecommunications Have in Common? - 10/09/2014
EE Gets into Video - 10/09/2014
How Big are the Connected Device, IoT Markets? - 10/08/2014
Google Plans India-Focused Messaging App - 10/07/2014
Airlines Optimistic about Mobile Impact on Operations, But Change is Slower than Expected - 10/06/2014
Skype Ends Support for In-India Skype-to-PSTN Calling - 10/06/2014
Sprint Layoffs are Part of a Pattern - 10/06/2014
Marriott Fined for Blocking Use of Personal Wi-Fi Hotspots - 10/06/2014
Triple-Play is the Strategy, Unless it Isn't - 10/03/2014
Should Deutsche Telekom Rethink T-Mobile US Sale? - 10/02/2014
FCC Hopes 'Millions' Will Entice TV Stations to Give Up Spectrum - 10/02/2014
Mobile Equipment Installment Plans Apparently Working Out as Planned - 10/01/2014
Are US ISPs & Video Providers Climbing Out of the Customer Satisfaction Cellar? - 09/30/2014
At level of Rhetoric, 'Gigabit' Becomes the UK Goal - 09/30/2014
How Much Will Netflix Change Video Habits in Western Europe? - 09/29/2014
U.S. LTE Adoption: Early Deployment, High Adoption, 'Too Much' Success - 09/29/2014
BT Test Shows 'Near-Gigabit' Speeds - 09/26/2014
Verizon Communications Tower Sale Not Unique - 09/26/2014
Tablet Customer Satisfaction Dips, ISP, Video Supplier Satisfaction Plummets - 09/25/2014
Will 5G Repeat History of Railroads and Voice Networks? - 09/25/2014
End of Europe Mobile Roaming Fees in 2016? Maybe Not - 09/24/2014
AT&T OTT Venture Makes Move - 09/24/2014
New Net Neutrality Rules Now Inevitable - 09/23/2014
Verizon Lights more XLTE Markets - 09/22/2014
HBO Inches Closer to OTT Distribution in US Market - 09/17/2014
Cincinnati Bell Stakes Future on Gigabit Access - 09/16/2014
Will T-Mobile US Strategy Work Long Term - 09/15/2014
Will Facebook Become an ISP? - 09/15/2014
Seamless Call Handoff Between Wi-Fi, Mobile Will Boost Competition - 09/15/2014
AT&T Will Become the Largest U.S. WISP if DirecTV Acquisition is Approved - 09/12/2014
T-Mobile Un-Carrier 7.0 is About Use of Wi-Fi - 09/11/2014
Mobile Service Providers Scramble to Add Apple iPhone 6 Users - 09/10/2014
Phablet Market Surprises Some: Has it Changed Apple's Thinking? - 09/09/2014
Mobile Now Represents 51% of Visits to Retailer Websites - 09/09/2014
US Mobile Web Browsing Relies on Wi-Fi More than Half the Time - 09/08/2014
Internet Video Still Some Distance from Inflection Point - 09/08/2014
Will Apple 'Pull an Apple' in Mobile Payments? - 09/08/2014
Will iPhone 6 Transform the Mobile Payments Business? - 09/05/2014
'Upgrade or Die' for Gigabit Access? - 09/03/2014
Android One Launch Helps Solve an Old Problem - 09/03/2014
America Movil in Selling Mood - 09/02/2014
Any T-Mobile US Buyer Likely to Rely Substantially on 'Wi-Fi First' - 09/02/2014
Tablet Market Forecast is Slashed Again - 09/02/2014
T-Mobile US Would Be Sold for Any Offer of at least $35 a Share - 08/29/2014
Cricket Wireless (AT&T) Launches Promotion to Attract T-Mobile US Customers - 08/28/2014
Will Internet Growth in Asia be Incremental or Exponential? - 08/28/2014
AT&T and Comcast Acquisition Deals May Hinge on Definition of 'Market' - 08/26/2014
About 25 Percent of Internet Users Globally Watch Internet Video Each Day - 08/25/2014
Thailand Abandons Effort to Create National Public Wi-Fi Network - 08/25/2014
Apps Drive Smartphone, Tablet Media Consumption - 08/25/2014
Vodafone: The Hunter or the Hunted? - 08/22/2014
Overly-Optimistic Wireless Forecasts Affect Spectrum Policy - 08/21/2014
SingTel 300-Mbps Mobile Network Passes 55 Percent of Island - 08/20/2014
Ooredo Launches Mobile Service in Myanmar - 08/18/2014
Smaller Ops Can Now Add Text Messaging to Customer Service - 08/18/2014
VoLTE Voice Quality Better than 3G or Skype HD, Test Suggests - 08/15/2014
Developing Market Service Providers Seeing Same Problems as Developed Market Ops - 08/14/2014
By 2020, TV Will Be a 'Must Have' Telco Service, Globally - 08/14/2014
Does Mobile Network Quality Lead to Increased Spending, Reduced Churn? - 08/13/2014
Rockport, Maine Launches 100-Mbps Public-Private Internet Access Network - 08/13/2014
How Much New Revenue will M2M Actually Create? - 08/11/2014
Search for Growth Drives Global Carrier Acquisition - 08/11/2014
Search for Growth Drives Global Carrier Acquisitiion Drives - 08/11/2014
Device Sale Practices Now Temporarily Distort US Mobile Operator Revenue - 08/08/2014
EE Finds People Consuming More and More Data - 08/07/2014
Tablet Sales Slow Dramatically, Slow Replacement Sales, Phablets, are Issues - 08/06/2014
CenturyLink Launches Symmetrical Gigabit Networks in Portions of 16 Cities - 08/05/2014
Illiad Bid for T-Mobile US Is Not Yet 'Dead' - 08/05/2014 Introduces Free Mobile App Bundle in Zambia - 08/04/2014
Enterprises Embrace SDN Like They Embraced Cloud: Deliberately - 08/04/2014
Will the Tablet Market Be as Big as Once Thought? - 08/01/2014
WISPs Say Rural Internet Access Will Suffer if New 5-GHz Rules are Imposed - 08/01/2014
France's Illiad Makes Surprise Bid for T-Mobile US - 07/31/2014
Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Profit Drops 44 Percent - 07/31/2014
T-Mobile US Continues Successful Attack in Q2 - 07/31/2014
AT&T to Build Gigabit Networks in Charlotte, N.C. and San Antonio, Texas - 07/30/2014
Sprint Posts a Profit - 07/30/2014
Windstream Spins Network into a REIT - 07/29/2014
Samsung Delays Tizen OS Launch - 07/29/2014
Rapid Growth in Next Generation Network Demand and Deployment - 07/28/2014
Where is the Greatest Threat to Internet Openness? - 07/28/2014
Study: U.S. Bests Europe in Internet Access Speed, Scope, Coverage. Sometimes. - 07/28/2014
AT&T Runs Hard to Stay Even in Fixed Network Segment - 07/24/2014
Survey Suggests People Want In-Flight Wi-Fi - 07/24/2014
Telco Revenue Sources Have Changed Faster than Cable TV - 07/23/2014
Share of Telecommunication Revenue is Shifting, but That isn't the Problem - 07/23/2014
Maybe Verizon Fixed Network Trend is the Bigger Take-Away in 2Q - 07/22/2014
Verizon FiOS Internet Goes Symmetrical - 07/21/2014
Uber Faces Outright Ban in Seoul - 07/21/2014
Kindle Unlimited Launch Adds to Rent Rather than Buy Trend - 07/18/2014
More Dark Fiber Being Sold, Especially for Mobile Backhaul, Metro Apps - 07/18/2014
App Providers Will Win, ISPs Won't Lose Big Under Future FCC Net Neutrality Rules - 07/17/2014
Time Warner is 'In Play' - 07/16/2014
How Different Will 5G Be from 4G? - 07/15/2014
Are MVNOs a Big Factor in Mobile Markets? - 07/14/2014
Is Sustainability a Bad Thing? - 07/14/2014
What is Impact of Spy Scandal on U.S. Cloud Computing Business? - 07/11/2014
China Mobile Finds Large Wi-Fi Network Cannibalizes LTE Revenue - 07/11/2014
America Movil to Divest Assets, Avoiding a Government Breakup and Forced Interconnection Policies - 07/10/2014
Could Aereo Reemerge as a Cable TV Company? - 07/10/2014
Half of U.S. Homes Could be Mobile-Only by 2020 - 07/09/2014
Internet Protocol Shrinking the Capacity Business - 07/08/2014
2014 So Far: PC & Phone Sales Off; Tablets & Smartphone Markets Flourish - 07/07/2014
M2M Deployments Up 80 Percent - 07/07/2014
Finding: No Digital Divide on Buses, Trains and Planes - 07/07/2014
Can Fixed Voice Providers Fend Off Mobile Substitution? - 07/03/2014
Moving the Needle on High Speed Access Requires Scale - 07/03/2014
Online Video Service Fragmentation Will Drive Demand for New Forms of Bundling - 07/02/2014
Frontier Communications Enables Texting to Business Landlines - 07/01/2014
How Much Extra Energy Will New Dual-Mode Comcast Public Wi-Fi Routers Consume? - 06/30/2014
Wheelings & Dealings: Consolidated Communications is Acquiring Enventis - 06/30/2014
Study Finds 80 Percent of Indian Urban Consumers Will Buy a Smartphone Next 12 Months - 06/27/2014
Average Global Internet Access Speeds Should Break 4 Mbps in Third Quarter of 2014 - 06/27/2014
Potential Verizon Purchase of Dish Network Mobile Spectrum Could Jeopardize Incentive Auction - 06/26/2014
One Way or the Other, New Competitors Will Shape US Mobile Market - 06/26/2014
Does Aereo Decision Have Cloud Computing Implications? - 06/25/2014
EC Mobile Data, Voice Roaming Cuts Take Effect on July 1, 2014 - 06/25/2014
AT&T Might Add 12M High Speed Access Locations Outside its Fixed Network Footprint - 06/25/2014
How to Assess AT&T and Verizon's 'Broken Promises' on High Speed Access - 06/24/2014
Cablevision Argues Channel Bundling Violates Antitrust Law - 06/23/2014
Next Wave of Enterprise Cloud Computing to Focus on Front End and Revenue - 06/23/2014
Total Monthly LTE Device Data Consumption is at Fixed Network Levels - 06/23/2014
Will Verizon Buy Dish Network Spectrum? - 06/20/2014
T-Mobile US: 'Zero Rates' Music Streaming - 06/19/2014
Telefonica and AT&T Have Similar Video, Fiber Access Strategies: AT&T Gets Criticized, Telefonica Doesn't - 06/18/2014
T-Mobile US Has Plan B and Plan C - 06/18/2014
How Dispute Between Uber and Taxi Firms is Like Net Neutrality - 06/17/2014
Successful Firms in Asia Manage Better, Duh! - 06/17/2014
Singapore to Issue TV White Spaces Regulations - 06/17/2014
European Commission and South Korea to Collaborate on 5G - 06/16/2014
Portland Commissioners Approve Google Fiber Franchise - 06/13/2014
AT&T to Build Gigabit Network in Winston-Salem - 06/12/2014
Will Telcos Ever Succeed, in a Major Way, in System Integration Business? - 06/10/2014
Will Growth of Mobile Internet Access Slow Average Speed Growth? - 06/10/2014
Nearly Half of US Households Not Buying Linear Video Buy Netflix - 06/09/2014
Mobile 'Sunday Ticket' Illustrates Value of DirecTV for AT&T - 06/09/2014
Half of World's Mobile Subscribers Live in Asia Pacific Region - 06/09/2014
Could Cable Industry Lose $7 Billion in Video Revenues? - 06/09/2014
When Should 'Unequal Access' Be Allowed? - 06/06/2014
How Smart is AT&T Purchase of DirecTV? - 06/05/2014
Sprint and T-Mobile Ready to Gamble on a Merger? - 06/05/2014
AT&T Promises 2 Million More Gigabit Locations - 06/04/2014
Internet Access Drives Revenue Growth in Booming Markets - 06/04/2014
Study Shows Rural US Not Buying High Speed Access - 06/02/2014
Can Google Innovate with Satellites as it Has With Google Fiber? - 06/02/2014
Two-Tier Internet Already Exists - 05/30/2014
Is Telecommunications a Natural Monopoly? - 05/29/2014
1-Gbps Internet Access Trend Grows - 05/29/2014
Some Argue for Network Neutrality 'Everywhere,' With Huge Consequences - 05/28/2014
Vodafone Says Affordable Backhaul is an Issue - 05/27/2014
80 Percent of Business Travelers Prefer Wi-Fi - 05/27/2014
Court Upholds 'Connect America Fund' Financing Shift - 05/27/2014
Will AT&T, Verizon Video Strategies Converge? - 05/23/2014
Google Embraces Network Functions Virtualization for Business Wi-Fi - 05/23/2014
ISPs Score Lowest, Video Providers Second from Last, in Satisfaction Survey - 05/20/2014
What's the Next Big Deal to Be Proposed in the US Market? - 05/19/2014
What is Next Big Deal to Be Proposed in US Market? - 05/19/2014