Tag Archives: WiFi

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 […]

Instabridge: WiFi Made Easy and Social

To not offer WiFi access to visitors is on the same level of social faux pas as to not allow visitors access to the toilet.  I’ve reviewed previously the great market research Instabridge did on the typical consumer’s view of WiFi and 3G, with the classic quote “WiFi is free, 3G isn’t,” as shown in […]

Start-ups to Watch: Blue Butterfly with TapToWiFi

Last week I had an interesting chat with the founders of Blue Butterfly, Andy King and Jack Wall.  Blue Butterfly has created an interesting new service for businesses and their customers that uses NFC (Near Field Communications), QR (Quick Response) codes, and any other widely adopted machine readable technology that pops up in the future.  […]

MWC2013: The Mobile Dichotomy, Net-Head versus Cust-Head

The overall feel of MWC (Mobile World Congress) this year is upbeat.  More people attending, up from 67k to 72k.  The money being spent on LTE (Long Term Evolution) is starting to percolate through the industry, and later this year LTE-A (Advanced) as Telstra and several other operators announced.  In these articles from 2008 and […]

LTE Asia 2012 Summary

LTE Asia proved to be a refreshingly frank, open, and interesting event.  With 800 attendees over the 2 days, some of the sessions I attended were packed with standing room only.  At the end of this article are some slides with a few of the many highlights from the conference, and a few of my […]

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 […]

Victor Meldrew (Grumpy Old Man) Moments

I try not to prejudge, to write-off, as we all suck at predicting the future.  But I sometimes just need to rant, here are a few. Connected Car. Why when everyone in the car already has a smartphone / tablet that’s up to the minute and customized to their needs.  Not 3-6 year old technology […]

Funny as well as Sad Commentary on the State of our Industry

Verizon now carries the iPhone.  It runs on its CDMA network not LTE, which means voice and data do not work at the same time, in my experience that’s a relatively rare use-case, so not a big issue.  Facetime still works as voice and WiFi can work at the same time.  It also includes a […]

Where Next for Apple?

I’m often asked where Apple is going with respect to its devices and services.  A key to understanding Apple is in general they do not lead on new concepts; rather they copy, but copy much, much better.For example, they were not first to market with MP3 players, but when they did enter that market they […]

The Imperative to Open the Network

At a recent Alcatel-Lucent customer event, Transforming the Customer Experience, I gave a presentation and ran a panel session on The Imperative to Open the Network, the pitch for the session was: “The world has changed drastically over the past 3 years for operators. No longer are they the preferred service provider of their customers. […]