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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Avoiding Allentown

Posted on Friday, February 08, 2019

On Wednesday (February 7 2019), the Colombian government introduced its 2018 – 2019 Development Plan. Its third objective is Increase direct support to companies for productive modernization and Industry 4.0 appears as a significant part of this objective and in many other parts of the plan. The TV news report I saw on the night […]

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That umbrella we employed it

Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Perhaps because I grew up and spent more than half my life in an Anglo-Saxon country, I do not really appreciate what the purpose of so-called ‘Ley Marcos’ – known in English as framework or umbrella laws – might be. The proposed Colombian Telecom umbrella law seems to be having a bad time of it. […]

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You go back, Jack, and do it again

Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2018

The alternate title for this rant is “A bad idea whose time has come again”: Italy toys with the idea of a nationalized broadband carrier. Reuters reported that “The far-right League and its coalition partner, the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, want to create a company that combines the networks of former monopoly Telecom Italia and smaller, […]

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When you believe in things that you don’t understand

Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Last week, Telefonica announced that it was “one of the first companies in the world to have ethical Artificial Intelligence (AI) guidelines to guarantee a positive impact on society”. This is indeed the first time I have seen such a thing in the telecom industry, especially from a company that does much of its business […]

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