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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Let your honesty shine

Posted on Friday, February 22, 2019

The Heathrow airport immigration officer asked me why I had come to the UK and I told him that Huawei was having an event the next day in a London hotel. “The’ve had a spot of trouble in the press lately, no?” he replied. I said, “Yes, and that’s why I came: to hear what […]

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Traveling to the beat of a different drum

Posted on Monday, January 28, 2019

Last week, Telefonica announced it was selling its Guatemala and El Salvador properties. No surprise there. But to America Movil! Big surprise. These two operators definitely travel to the beat of a different drum. This Telegeography article gives the details: US$333M for Guatemala and US$315M for El Salvador. The Guatemala deal closed already because the […]

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I can’t get no

Posted on Friday, December 07, 2018

Telefonica’s José María Álvarez-Pallete says he is not satisfied with the results of the company’s previous strategic plan, known by the tag line “We choose it all”. Apparently, he did not get it all or at least all that he wanted. My comments are not so much about Telefonica but about strategic planning and motivating […]

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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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