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Verizon agrees to buy its 45 percent wireless stake from Vodafone for $130 billion

...years by growing demand for video and other premium services."This is great news for Verizon on many fronts," said Jeff Kagan, an independent technology industry analyst. "One of which is the world is rapidly moving toward wireless, and there...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-09-02/verizon-agrees-buy-its-45-
Text messages lead to plea in Neal rape case

...raunchy exchange that included Neal asking her to become his "sex slave" and the victim calling him a "sexy daddy."Jeff Kagan, a telecommunications expert, said it's extremely difficult to erase a text message thread. Even if both parties...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-06-08/text-messages-lead-ple
Today's cell phones are versatile

...dialing up friends, family and business contacts. That's old school. "It used to be about a wireless phone," said Jeff Kagan, an Atlanta-based telecommunications analyst. "Now, if you think about the advertisements, they don't advertise...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/04/bus_84016.shtml
Business
SBC, BellSouth, Cingular to link landline, cellular minutes

...and keep customers from switching to other carriers in an increasingly competitive market. Telecom industry analyst Jeff Kagan said the three companies' MinuteShare plan goes beyond simple bundling and lets the customer have one bucket of minutes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/08/fin_377836.shtml
Finance
Local phone providers see growth potential in nontraditional services

...Wireless Services Inc. goes through. "We are in the final 10 years of a 30-year transition," said telecom analyst Jeff Kagan. "The traditional phone line is going to be replaced by fiber to the home and the office." The shift comes as there...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/09/bus_424725.shtml
Business
Time Warner links with MCI, Sprint for voice over Internet calls

...New Jersey and Connecticut - by year's end. "We've moved out of the talking stages and into the reality," said Jeff Kagan, an independent industry analyst based in Atlanta. "2004 is going to be the year cable and phone companies get into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/10/bus_390032.shtml
Business
Techbits: DNA pendant, Wired world and more

...hands-free dialing. "The technology is getting better, but we haven't seen a truly meaningful product yet," said Jeff Kagan, an independent telecommunications analyst. Kagan said the time is ripe for introducing more robust speech recognition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/03/liv_74967.shtml
Life & style
Feds OK big phone mergers

...Critics say the mergers will lead to fewer choices for consumers and higher prices, a claim SBC and Verizon dispute. Jeff Kagan, an independent telecom analyst in Atlanta, said the mergers are indicative of an industry in massive change. For...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/28/bus_16646.shtml
Business
AT&T reaches deal to buy BellSouth for $67 billion

...completed. The BellSouth name also would be absorbed in the deal. "It's going to be confusing," said industry analyst Jeff Kagan. "This is the reinvention of the telecommunications industry." AT&T will pay 1.325 of its own shares for each...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/06/bus_65554.shtml
Business
BellSouth going door-to-door to get new customers

...solicitations after 8 p.m., and the company said it will respect neighborhoods that prohibit soliciting. Telecom analyst Jeff Kagan said increasing competition is at the root of the door-to-door effort. "It's turning a page back to the old days...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/15/bus_437194.shtml
Business