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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And disregards the rest

Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2018

A Bloomberg report saying China has hidden spying microchips in American electronics – and the denial by the American companies affected – really brought home to me, once again, that we live in a world where nothing is true. Well maybe that is not entirely ‘true’ – if I can use this now politically-charged word […]

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Apple Jam

Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2018

I was going write about something else but having just spent many stress-filled hours trying to upgrade my Apple devices to iOS 12, I thought I should share my experiences. Full disclosure: with the exception of the bottleneck I describe below, the upgrade of my iPhone worked perfectly. It is my iPad Air 2 that […]

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Heart of Glass

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Apple’s big announcement last week included an upgraded Watch that does electrocardiograms (EKGs). This week the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruled that it was not a medical device. The implications may not be obvious to many of my readers, but this is huge… and may get different treatment in other jurisdictions. I probably […]

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If you repeat a lie often enough…

Posted on Monday, May 07, 2012

…it becomes the truth. This morning Enrique Carrier (@enriquecarrier) tweets that he went to Buenos Aires’ premier modern art museum (MAMBA) and was invited to download their app — only for iPhone. Enrique has a good grasp of the smartphone market since his firm CarrierYAssoc tracks local production and imports. He estimates that iPhone is only about […]

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