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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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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“No” was all he said

Posted on Friday, February 01, 2019

If 5G was listed on the stock market, this would not have been a good week. Verizon stumbled, AT&T fumbled and Nokia mumbled or at least indicated 2019 will be slow starting for the erstwhile ‘Next Big Thing’. The biggest news was Verizon’s CEO Hans Vestberg saying that their 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) product […]

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I can’t tell you why

Posted on Friday, December 14, 2018

Confession: I still receive The Economist in print format. I can’t tell you why. But every time I try to walk away, something makes me change my mind and stay. However, that means they build up on my desk until I go through them, tearing out articles I want to read and stuffing them into […]

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No static at all

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

I saw an article last week saying that mobile networks were becoming faster than WiFi. That got me thinking about why smartphone users select WiFi instead of using their mobile operator. The story appeared in the GSMA’s Mobile World Live with the title Mobile Starting to Dominate WiFi But US Still Lags. It quoted a […]

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