Traveling to the beat of a different drum

Posted on Monday, January 28, 2019

Last week, Telefonica announced it was selling its Guatemala and El Salvador properties. No surprise there. But to America Movil! Big surprise. These two operators definitely travel to the beat of a different drum. This Telegeography article gives the details: US$333M for Guatemala and US$315M for El Salvador. The Guatemala deal closed already because the […]

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Do-it-yourself

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2019

Ken Rehbehn has started a consulting practice on what is known in the business as ‘Critical Communications’ which normally is thought of as a public safety technology. But he has expanded into ‘Business Critical Communications’ and he got me interested in the subtopic of Private Mobile Broadband Networks. Hence the title. You can see Ken’s […]

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Compassion and vision

Posted on Friday, January 11, 2019

Before the holidays, I talked about my atrocious habit of tearing articles out of The Economist and letting them build up in a file folder until I finally get around to reading them. The good news is that I found two articles on the ethics of autonomous vehicles (AVs), a topic I discussed briefly in […]

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I can’t tell you why

Posted on Friday, December 14, 2018

Confession: I still receive The Economist in print format. I can’t tell you why. But every time I try to walk away, something makes me change my mind and stay. However, that means they build up on my desk until I go through them, tearing out articles I want to read and stuffing them into […]

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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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