Loan me a dime

Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

BrechaCero.com is an excellent webpage and associated newsletter on the social benefits of the mobile industry. For someone as cynical as I am, it is a welcome antidote. A recent article on mobile payments in Venezuela, however, was a bit too optimistic. Building mobile payments momentum in Latin America has been difficult and I do […]

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Share the land

Posted on Friday, September 21, 2018

The national backbone project in Peru has come under heavy criticism. A similar network in Colombia is limping along. The Mexican shared 4G network has finally signed up its first customer. What is wrong? The Peru story is the most recent and most detailed so I will focus more on that situation. Regulator Osiptel reported […]

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Lyin’ in the sun

Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2018

I’m not actually lying in the sun (although the weather in Bogotá is better than it has been) and I am not being lazy. But no ‘grand idea’ suggested itself for today so here are a bunch of random notes inspired by recent tweets / events AS IF I had been just “lyin’ in the […]

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Shock of the New

Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Are telcos innovative? I do not remember when I saw this debate recently. I think it was a TMForum webinar. I was reminded again of this recently seeing a ranking of innovative companies in Colombia. None were telcos or even in the telecom industry. I am getting to be ‘older’ and my memory is unreliable, […]

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The new Colombian Minister’s 4-billion-dollar question

Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2018

As I reported a few weeks ago, Colombia’s new President (Iván Duque sworn in on August 7th) brought a new Minister of ITC (aka MinTIC), Silvia Constaín. Now she has given her first interview and laid out what her priorities will be. The interview in El Tiempo was a week before her first major speech […]

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