She’s a rainbow

Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Last week Colombia’s MinTIC issued a press release on Minister Constaín’s remarks to kick off the 8th International Spectrum Congress, held in Bogotá. I attended once many years ago and it was so far over my head technically that I have never been back. But the Minister made some important strategy statements, especially about the […]

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5G Giving it all away

Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018

The 5G business case is a hot topic, especially with emerging markets operators. This week Strategy Analytics said that device subsidies will be necessary to build penetration. No one should be entirely surprised. I saw the report in the GSMA’s daily newsletter. It quotes the analyst firm as saying that 5G smartphones will be the […]

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I can’t tell patience from fear

Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

TMForum has published its third ‘Digital Transformation Tracker’ a semi-annual industry survey to assess how advanced CSPs are in their digital transformation (DT) plans. Things are improving but not as much as TMForum had expected – or perhaps hoped. TMForum is a global association of operators (CSPs) and vendors that historically has worked on operations […]

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The futility of ex-post market-share control

Posted on Friday, October 19, 2018

A few weeks ago, I attended the Colombian Engineers’ Association (ACIEM) annual telecom conference. I am on the program committee so somewhat honor-bound to be there, but I would go anyway because it is one of the best small conferences of the year. Every time there is a C-level panel from the major operators and […]

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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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