Tag Archives: Nokia

Interesting Times in Telecoms

Its interesting times to review quarterly financial performance of a number of telecom companies. Firstly, examining the large established ones focused on telco: Ericsson revenue fell 6% year over year during the third quarter to $5.9 billion Nokia fell 9% year-on-year to around $5.7B in Q3, and said conditions will continue to be difficult into […]

Mobile World Congress 2011 Summary

MWC 2011 was packed, they need two walking lanes in each direction, else allow the use of cattle prods to move people along who insist on doing the “smartphone prayer” (standing still, head bowed, staring at a screen) in the middle of doorways and walkways; it’s becoming a social problem.  There was no one theme […]

The Next Generation On Device Portal – Do it or Drop the Service Provider title

The missed opportunity of the ODP (On Device Portal) has been discussed on this weblog several times.  The fact it took Apple to show the industry how to get it right is an embarrassment.  Apple’s iPhone has redefined the relationships in the mobile ecosystem.  Essentially they have become the service provider and the operator a […]

Divided they fall… Symbian continues to weaken

Nokia recently announced its to ditch Symbian software for its high-end smartphones, instead using MeeGo that was announced at Mobile World Congress this year. The N-series has been Nokia’s crown jewel for years and dominated the smartphone space before the arrival of Apple’s iPhone (be-careful how you hold it) and HTC’s Android-based devices. “Going forward, […]

Looking Back and Looking Forward

This article reviews some upcoming themes and the passed year’s themes. Looking Forward: MWC 2010 and some themes for the coming decade What will probably be the main themes of MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2010? Unfortunately, LTE (Long Term Evolution) will be a key focus of the show.  I’ve discussed previously why most operators do […]

Upcoming Conferences: 4GWE, Broadband World Forum, Oracle SDP in Action

I hope you managed to have an enjoyable summer break.  With the end of the summer holidays comes conference season… At the 4G Wireless Evolution conference next week in LA I’ll be moderating the session “The Ecosystem of Application Developers” (4G1-04), on Tuesday 1st Sept, 2:00-3:15pm.  On the panel will be: Shai Berger, CEO Fonolo; […]

Cable Labs Summer Conference “2009: Year of the App Stores & Development Platforms”

The Cable Labs Summer Conference was held at Keystone Colorado.  Its a gathering of the North Amercia cable industry, its similar to the Mobile World Congress for meeting with many of the industry’s execs as you walk between meetings.  Given most MSOs do not directly compete, there’s lots of friendly and open discussions on technical […]

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 […]

The On Device Portal Landscape

As part of the SDP (Service Delivery Platform) workshop a run, I have a section on the ODP (On Device Portal), where I run through the ODP landscape.  I maintain a table of companies I consider relevant to the ODP Landscape, if you see any gaps or errors let me know, thanks.  During the years […]

FMC: Fixed Mobile Convergence or Fixed Mobile Conversion?

FMC is a tired term.  Some operators and quite a few enterprises are fed-up of listening to ill-formed, technology-centric FMC pitches.  Taking a simplistic view, when a consumer has a mobile phone, why do they need FMC?  With virtually unlimited ‘night and weekend’ rates they already have cheap calling at home.  For an enterprise, when […]