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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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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I’m younger than that now

Posted on Friday, March 29, 2019

We usually associate ‘high tech’ with youth since the young are perceived – often correctly – of being faster to adopt new technology. The tech boom has been devastating for believers in the maxim “older but wiser”. But Nokia recently released an Analysis Mason study of “5G Maturity” and while older companies may or may […]

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Are you ready for the country?

Posted on Friday, March 15, 2019

The GSMA recently reported that a multi-party group of UK politicians was pressuring regulator Ofcom to “assure consumers and rural people that improvements are being made to 4G availability”. If rural coverage is considered an issue in one of the world’s most advanced telecom markets, what is the situation in Latin America? Well, I gotta […]

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Notes from MWC Barcelona 2019

Posted on Friday, March 01, 2019

Sorry, no musical theme this week as I present some random notes on Mobile World Congress. Although we are not supposed to call it that. Like AWS or EMC, it has become a three-letter acronym. It will, however, take a long time for the people of Barcelona to stop calling it “Mo-bile”. Such habits are […]

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