The same old fears

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019

This week Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (better known to the press as AMLO) announced that he was going to build a government telco to bring the Internet to underserved areas. Most commentators think he is crazy. I agree. (The joke going around Latin America is that he changed his name from Manuel Andrés […]

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And it makes me wonder

Posted on Friday, May 10, 2019

This past Tuesday two events of considerably different importance to the industry took place and they got me wondering – yet again – about the consumer appeal of 5G in Latin America. The first event was a speech on industrial 5G that I gave at a vendor-sponsored event here in Bogotá. The purpose was not […]

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If you pick up that telephone

Posted on Friday, May 03, 2019

I was traveling to Ribbon’s Perspectives 19 in Washington D.C this week and this conference could not have been more different from last week’s. While the Brooklyn 5G Summit was future oriented (6G!!!) and 100% wireless, Perspectives 19 was about today and tomorrow, and a great deal of the content had to do with fixed […]

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To Five? Or Six To Fore?

Posted on Sunday, April 28, 2019

I am writing this while flying back from the 6th Brooklyn 5G Summit, with emphasis on the ‘5G’ even though the conference leaders wanted to talk about 6G. If some of you have started rolling your eyes, I can fully understand. At the opening cocktail party, before the conference started, I said to someone “I […]

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Keep me hanging on the telephone

Posted on Friday, April 05, 2019

Some thoughts on the evolution of technology (and terminology) inspired by Debbie Harry (why not?) and this Blondie hit from 1978. I’m in the phone booth, it’s the one across the hall If you don’t answer, I’ll just ring it off the wall I know she’s there, but I just had to call Don’t leave […]

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