How the ‘Little Guy’ Wireless Carriers are Battling AT&T and Verizon

This article originally ran April 18, 2013, on Forbes

How the ‘Little Guy’ Wireless Carriers are Battling AT&T and Verizon

Just off the top of your head, how many U.S. mobile network operators can you name? Four? Six?

There are more than thirty, according to the CTIA, and if you named fewer than eight, you probably didn’t name any third-tier regional carriers, the real “little guys” of the mobile communications biz. They have smaller networks, smaller subscriber bases, and a hard time competing against top-tier behemoths that sport the newest and hottest devices.

Today, a new weapon for these “little guys” has emerged from a laboratory in the Broom Factory in Baltimore‘s Canton neighborhood. Its name is Apkudo Approved, and it is a heavy-duty Android UX test for pre-release Android devices. Keep reading…

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