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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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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In my own way

Posted on Friday, February 15, 2019

A few weeks ago, I introduced the topic of Private Mobile Broadband (P-MBB) networks also referred to in specific implementations as Private LTE or Private 5G. The issue in that blog was Do-it-yourself versus Managed Services and was written from the client’s perspective. Now I want to talk about the challenges for Mobile Network Operators […]

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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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“No” was all he said

Posted on Friday, February 01, 2019

If 5G was listed on the stock market, this would not have been a good week. Verizon stumbled, AT&T fumbled and Nokia mumbled or at least indicated 2019 will be slow starting for the erstwhile ‘Next Big Thing’. The biggest news was Verizon’s CEO Hans Vestberg saying that their 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) product […]

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