I can’t get no

Posted on Friday, December 07, 2018

Telefonica’s José María Álvarez-Pallete says he is not satisfied with the results of the company’s previous strategic plan, known by the tag line “We choose it all”. Apparently, he did not get it all or at least all that he wanted. My comments are not so much about Telefonica but about strategic planning and motivating […]

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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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Still I look to find a reason to believe

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2018

We are winding up the year and it is human nature to ask ‘before and after’ questions about what is, let’s face it, and arbitrary point in time. Quo vadis? has been a question since biblical times. But sometimes we find ourselves going places we struggle to have faith in. While reading Telecom.com’s annual survey, […]

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No static at all

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

I saw an article last week saying that mobile networks were becoming faster than WiFi. That got me thinking about why smartphone users select WiFi instead of using their mobile operator. The story appeared in the GSMA’s Mobile World Live with the title Mobile Starting to Dominate WiFi But US Still Lags. It quoted a […]

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Baby you can drive my car

Posted on Friday, November 23, 2018

My last thoughts (for now at least) on the 5G business case: I do not expect to see fully autonomous passenger-car driving in my lifetime. Sorry. I have another 20 or 30 years on the planet. Maybe. Hopefully, I suppose. I do not expect to travel in an autonomous vehicle except perhaps on a closed […]

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