No static at all

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

I saw an article last week saying that mobile networks were becoming faster than WiFi. That got me thinking about why smartphone users select WiFi instead of using their mobile operator. The story appeared in the GSMA’s Mobile World Live with the title Mobile Starting to Dominate WiFi But US Still Lags. It quoted a […]

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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 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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Apple Jam

Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2018

I was going write about something else but having just spent many stress-filled hours trying to upgrade my Apple devices to iOS 12, I thought I should share my experiences. Full disclosure: with the exception of the bottleneck I describe below, the upgrade of my iPhone worked perfectly. It is my iPad Air 2 that […]

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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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