I can see clearly now

Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2018

I was at the 5G Americas Analyst Forum in Dallas last week and Latin America got a lot of attention. This gives me an opportunity to update my view of when we will see the next generation in the region. The annual 5G Americas Analyst Forum is considered to be one of the best events […]

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And disregards the rest

Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2018

A Bloomberg report saying China has hidden spying microchips in American electronics – and the denial by the American companies affected – really brought home to me, once again, that we live in a world where nothing is true. Well maybe that is not entirely ‘true’ – if I can use this now politically-charged word […]

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And all the science, I don’t understand

Posted on Thursday, October 04, 2018

Just a relatively short comment inspired by the recent White House 5G launch where FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said “Time is of the essence” referring to 5G. “Time is of the essence,” Pai said. “We are not alone in our pursuit of 5G. The U.S. is in the lead, thanks to our private sector as […]

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Loan me a dime

Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

BrechaCero.com is an excellent webpage and associated newsletter on the social benefits of the mobile industry. For someone as cynical as I am, it is a welcome antidote. A recent article on mobile payments in Venezuela, however, was a bit too optimistic. Building mobile payments momentum in Latin America has been difficult and I do […]

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Share the land

Posted on Friday, September 21, 2018

The national backbone project in Peru has come under heavy criticism. A similar network in Colombia is limping along. The Mexican shared 4G network has finally signed up its first customer. What is wrong? The Peru story is the most recent and most detailed so I will focus more on that situation. Regulator Osiptel reported […]

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