The same old fears

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019

This week Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (better known to the press as AMLO) announced that he was going to build a government telco to bring the Internet to underserved areas. Most commentators think he is crazy. I agree. (The joke going around Latin America is that he changed his name from Manuel Andrés […]

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Come together

Posted on Friday, March 22, 2019

More news out of the British rural broadband market about a business model I wanted to write about anyway, with implications for Latin American markets. At least one reader I know will be happy the parade of farm animals continues. Come together. Right now. For network sharing (if you are in favor); national roaming (or […]

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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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For what it’s worth

Posted on Monday, March 11, 2019

I saw an interesting article this week by a UK-based website,, looking at the price per 1 GB of mobile broadband in 230 countries. That got me wondering about how the Latin American countries fared. The graph shows the average price by country for the Americas (as the authors define it) excluding Canada and […]

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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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