GSMA Agrees with me: Spectrum costs are too high

Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Yesterday I complained that high spectrum prices were limiting network deployment, especially in emerging markets. I said that the desire to maximize state revenue was compromising the objective of making countries more competitive through advanced technologies. But I am just some guy sitting at his laptop in Bogotá so why should you listen to me? […]

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Brazil announces new spectrum pricing rules. Why not throw them out completely?

Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Today the Brazilian regulator, ANATEL, announced a new spectrum pricing framework. A general article (in Portuguese) can be found here. The regulatory document is here. According to the news article – no I am not going to read the actual document, sorry – the formula tries to capture the value that an operator will derive […]

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5G over-hype comes to Latin America!!!!!

Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018

I opened my (virtual) copy of Mexico’s Dinero – a normally serious business site – and read the following screaming headline: ¡100 veces más rápido! Este 2018 México tendrá capacidad para 5G For non-Spanish speakers, 100 times faster! This 2018 Mexico will have the capacity for 5G Thankfully for integrity’s sake, the very first sentence […]

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My comments on 5G in Colombia (YouTube link)

Posted on Friday, June 22, 2018

This is an interview in Spanish that I did after my presentation to ACIEMTelecom 2017 on 5G in Latin America. Here are the conclusions from my presentation. 5G technology advances rapidly      But there is a lack of work in the business plans for a massive deployment.      The first use will be for wireless […]

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