Competition from advanced technology such as WiMax and internet applications for telephone service will impact revenue growth and earnings. This will have a negative impact in wireline services done by traditional telephone companies.

Technology advancement will also affect wireless carriers if they don't adapt to new technologies like WiFi calling, where consumers with WiFI phones can call anyone in the world for free. … "Technology Advancement" has a significant impact, so an analyst should put more weight into it. "Technology Advancement" will have a long-term negative impact on this entity, which subtracts from the entity's value. This statements will have a short-term negative impact on this entity, which subtracts from its value. This qualitative factor will lead to an increase in costs. This statement will lead to a decrease in profits. "Technology Advancement" is a difficult qualitative factor to overcome, so the investment will have to spend a lot of time trying to overcome this issue.