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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Heart of Glass

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Apple’s big announcement last week included an upgraded Watch that does electrocardiograms (EKGs). This week the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruled that it was not a medical device. The implications may not be obvious to many of my readers, but this is huge… and may get different treatment in other jurisdictions. I probably […]

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If you don’t know me by now

Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2018

Telecom Argentina and Vodafone have announced a new partnership agreement and, of course, the pundits are trumpeting that the world’s number four operator (by subscribers) has finally come to the region. Not sure that is exactly what is happening. I saw this brief note in the GSMA’s Mobile World Live email and it certainly caught […]

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Do what you like, but don’t do it here

Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Colombia’s competition watchdog / consumer protection agency fined the telecom industry for ‘misleading’ its customers about broadband speeds over WiFi. The Superintendent of Industry and Commerce (SIC) says operators failed to warn clients adequately that headline speeds were only guaranteed for ethernet connections. I must be one of those customers ‘hoodwinked’ by those nasty (mostly […]

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Lyin’ in the sun

Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2018

I’m not actually lying in the sun (although the weather in Bogotá is better than it has been) and I am not being lazy. But no ‘grand idea’ suggested itself for today so here are a bunch of random notes inspired by recent tweets / events AS IF I had been just “lyin’ in the […]

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