Check out Mr Businessman Part 2 of 2

Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

As I said last time, the juxtaposition of ‘5G’ and ‘Enterprise’ at Nokia’s recent Global Analyst Forum got lunchtime (and beer time) conversations to conclude that the 5G business case depended on the enterprise market – despite the American carriers’ race to launch consumer-market 5G as fast as they possibly can. Not only had we […]

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Check out Mr Businessman

Posted on Saturday, November 10, 2018

Trying to infer industry trends from a vendor’s analyst event is a mugs game: the vendor is naturally communicating its marketing priorities which do not necessarily align with a statistical view of where the market is today. Still, Nokia’s Global Analyst Forum reopened the debate about whether 5G will be driven by the enterprise or […]

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Trump’s 5G spectrum memo

Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2018

As I was preparing Tuesday’s blog, I ran across the US White House’s memorandum on 5G which is also on spectrum management. This is an official policy memo not a press release, so it is unfair perhaps to compare the one to the other. The US memo is much, much longer with an extensive preamble […]

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She’s a rainbow

Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Last week Colombia’s MinTIC issued a press release on Minister Constaín’s remarks to kick off the 8th International Spectrum Congress, held in Bogotá. I attended once many years ago and it was so far over my head technically that I have never been back. But the Minister made some important strategy statements, especially about the […]

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5G Giving it all away

Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018

The 5G business case is a hot topic, especially with emerging markets operators. This week Strategy Analytics said that device subsidies will be necessary to build penetration. No one should be entirely surprised. I saw the report in the GSMA’s daily newsletter. It quotes the analyst firm as saying that 5G smartphones will be the […]

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