About The Carmel Group

The Carmel Group, located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, was founded in 1996 as a spin-off from Paul Kagan Associates. Consulting, especially telecom, media, and technology litigation support and competitive analysis, research, publishing, journalism, and conference support, are our key areas of activity. The Carmel Group also prides itself on four decades’ worth of business development strategic advisory services, merger and acquisition advisory services, and investment advisory services for companies in the telecommunications, digital media, mobile communications, and high technology sectors. Early focus on the Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) industry was supplemented a few years later by a broader refocus on the larger pay TV and broadcast video industries, and recently eMobility, iMobility, and the Internet of Things, which now also leads us into an additional focus on the new online video/Over-The-Top (OTT) sides of video distribution.

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2017 Broadband Wireless Access (BWA)/Fixed Wireless Report

The U.S. fixed wireless market is comprised of 2,000 network operators averaging 1,200 customers each, according to a new report from analyst firm The Carmel Group. Several major companies also have announced plans to offer fixed wireless service – including Google, AT&T, Verizon and Windstream, the authors note.

The report forecasts strong growth for the U.S. fixed wireless market, which is projected to grow from more than 4 million subscribers today to 8 million by 2021.

Press Release About 2017 U.S. BWA Report

Telecompetitor Article

2017 BWA Survey

In late 2016 and well into 2017, The Carmel Group spent hundreds of hours building and running two separate 80+ question surveys addressed to an exclusive base of members of the two U.S. BWA/fixed wireless trade groups, WISPA and WCA International. A response rate of more than double that of “normal”, “outside” surveys was achieved, capturing answers from 169 out of 555 trade groups’ operators, and 20+ of 44 trade groups’ equipment vendors. This one-of-a kind, unique data base would represent a value of several tens of thousands of dollars if it were capable of being recreated by others today (which it is not). Questions and charted and analyzed answers range from growth optimism levels, to expected vendor equipment and improvements, to licensed, unlicensed and “lightly licensed” spectrum expectations, to monthly churn, ARPU, and revenues. Additional information about ancillary services, challenges, opportunities, access and tranmission points is included, to name but a small few. For those interested in understanding the true DNA of today’s BWAs, both on the operator and the vendor sides, contact The Carmel Group at (831) 622 1111, or at jimmy@carmelgroup.com A listing of the actual questions asked in each Survey is included by clcking on the links below.

Link to Full Report

Link to BWA Vendor Qs

Link to BWA Operator Qs

Wireless Internet Service Providers Pitch Fixed Wireless Technology in Forthcoming Infrastructure Bill

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    As firms expand and choose new venues for their business plans and strategies, reliable and actionable data and high-level analysis is essential in the decision-making processes of their top executives.

    For almost two decades, The Carmel Group has conducted a wide variety of consulting for domestic and international companies and individuals working in these industry sub-sectors. Compan... Read More

  • Fundraising

    The Carmel Group has strong relationships with venture capitalists and other funding entities globally. As an example, The Carmel Group's Chairman and CSO, Jimmy Schaeffler, is an advisory board member of the well known telecom investment boutique, Near Earth LLC, loca... Read More

  • Executive Search

    The Carmel Group, through a reputation for integrity and honesty built from its decades and decades of networking, projects and presentations, has gotten to know a quite a large number of companies and company executives in the telecom, government, and related spaces.

    These range from start-up employees and companies, to the highest level executives and best kno... Read More

  • Conferences

    The Carmel Group held its first conference, “DBS: The 5 Burning Questions,” in February 1996. Since that time, The Carmel Group has completely or co-organized literally hundreds of panels and demonstrations and keynotes addresses, literally across the globe. These range from a 2008 satellite conference in Hyderabad, India, to a “Future of Video” presentation before the<... Read More

  • Our Clients

    The Carmel Group’s clients through the years have ranged from the largest of the broadcast and pay TV (i.e., cable, telco, and satellite TV entities) on the “old media” side, to  “new media” players, such as the Over-The-TOP/broadband/online video innovators that are revolutionizing the future of video distribution.

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