Keep me hanging on the telephone

Posted on Friday, April 05, 2019

Some thoughts on the evolution of technology (and terminology) inspired by Debbie Harry (why not?) and this Blondie hit from 1978. I’m in the phone booth, it’s the one across the hall If you don’t answer, I’ll just ring it off the wall I know she’s there, but I just had to call Don’t leave […]

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I’m younger than that now

Posted on Friday, March 29, 2019

We usually associate ‘high tech’ with youth since the young are perceived – often correctly – of being faster to adopt new technology. The tech boom has been devastating for believers in the maxim “older but wiser”. But Nokia recently released an Analysis Mason study of “5G Maturity” and while older companies may or may […]

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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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