You don’t know what I got

Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Last week I made the (perhaps) bold statement that I do not consider autonomous driving a consumer 5G use case. Like home security and other similar services, consumers will not be paying a mobile operator directly for the connectivity that autonomous driving requires. They will have paid more for their car and may be paying […]

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Check out Mr Businessman Part 2 of 2

Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

As I said last time, the juxtaposition of ‘5G’ and ‘Enterprise’ at Nokia’s recent Global Analyst Forum got lunchtime (and beer time) conversations to conclude that the 5G business case depended on the enterprise market – despite the American carriers’ race to launch consumer-market 5G as fast as they possibly can. Not only had we […]

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Check out Mr Businessman

Posted on Saturday, November 10, 2018

Trying to infer industry trends from a vendor’s analyst event is a mugs game: the vendor is naturally communicating its marketing priorities which do not necessarily align with a statistical view of where the market is today. Still, Nokia’s Global Analyst Forum reopened the debate about whether 5G will be driven by the enterprise or […]

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When you believe in things that you don’t understand

Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Last week, Telefonica announced that it was “one of the first companies in the world to have ethical Artificial Intelligence (AI) guidelines to guarantee a positive impact on society”. This is indeed the first time I have seen such a thing in the telecom industry, especially from a company that does much of its business […]

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Trump’s 5G spectrum memo

Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2018

As I was preparing Tuesday’s blog, I ran across the US White House’s memorandum on 5G which is also on spectrum management. This is an official policy memo not a press release, so it is unfair perhaps to compare the one to the other. The US memo is much, much longer with an extensive preamble […]

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