Tag Archives: 4G

Funny Conversations: 6G, Lumpy Fiber Deployment, and Death

Through email, Linkedin, WhatsApp, Skype, Wire, etc. I have many funny conversations with people in the industry. I share here, anonymously of course, a conversation I had recently on the future of 6G, lumpy fiber deployment, and death with a CxO. AQ: “Enjoying my new Verizon FIOS service http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/4490896763 at the moment. Yesterday, 6 simultaneous Netflix […]

BBWF 2013: History keeps repeating itself…

Better late than never, I’ve finally got around to the BBWF (Broadband World Forum) summary.  No 2014 trends weblog this year, its simply become too passé.  I’ll likely do something in the summer on trends. BBWF is a great litmus test across the whole of the telecom industry.  This year the theme that hit me […]

LTE Asia, 18 – 19 September 2012, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

I’ll be chairing the first day of LTE Asia, which is much broader in scope than simply the air interface LTE (Long Term Evolution).  Its focused on the evolution of an increasingly important service to customers, broadband internet access, and the networks that support that service.  I purposefully did not insert the term mobile, as […]

IMS World Forum and Policy Control and Real-Time Charging Conferences

The week of the 23-26 April is going to be busy for anyone involved with IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) or policy control and real-time charging. From the 23rd-26th April 2012 at the NH Eurobuilding, Madrid, Spain the IMS World Forum will be running.  In reviewing the status of IMS: Verizon continues its aggressive roll-out of […]

End of Year Entry: Telecoms is Entering Uncertain Times

This entry shares some interesting data on the total global telecom revenue gathered in putting together a report I’m currently writing called: “The Services Domain. Market Status, Case Studies and Strategic Analysis.” The term Services Domain is used as the term SDP (Service Delivery Platform) is simply too ill-defined, abused by suppliers, and limits its […]

SDP World Summit and Broadband World Forum

We’re reaching an interesting stage in operators’ attempts to remain relevant to customers beyond voice and internet access, which still remains a nice business, yet commoditization continues, albeit at a slower pace than most have predicted.  The slow pace shows the strength of state-granted duopolies / oligopolies.  Though we’re seeing a mounting chorus in the […]

Myths, Misunderdstandings and BS: A presentation from Sigma Systems Evolve 2010 Conference

At the Sigma Systems Evolve 2010 conference: deliver what’s next I gave a presentation, shown at the end of this article in the Accelerating Service Innovation session.  This user conference focuses upon next-gen OSS and service fulfillment, bringing together progressive operators, thought leaders, strategists, and partner.  The presentation splits into two sections: the first focuses […]

The Long Slow March towards a Utility Business Model: Mobile World Congress Summary 2009

Overall view of the show: Better than ever to do business. The number of meetings, their quality, and the decisiveness of the people involved was up.  MWC (Mobile World Congress) has returned to the days where the focus is business not hype.  I hope they can keep this quality and focus in the years to […]

An Independent Review of SAE (System Architecture Evolution, aka 4G Core or Evolved Packet System (EPS)): A view on the emerging core network

This article follows on from a previous article that reviewed LTE (Long Term Evolution, also know as 4G).  Several people asked why I had not included a fuller discussion on the 4G core in that article.  It is because LTE is an access technology; my focus of the article was on the access where there […]