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LTE-U: U for unwanted or underappreciated?

Confused about LTE-U, LAA? And now MuLTEfire? Don’t worry–you are certainly not the only one. Even 3GPP had struggled for a while before they finally reached consensus on these terminologies. Simply put, LTE-U is the general term for a modified version of LTE to be deployed in the unlicensed band (ISM band in 5GHz in […]
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Published August 18, 2015.


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Knocking down borders

“Deep in my heart, I hate geoblocking”. Hard words said by the EU Commission Vice President Ansip when he recently announced the Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy. A strategy with an intention to combine the 28 European markets into one common digital market. The more I think about it, Mr. Ansip is right, geo-blocking makes […]
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Published August 5, 2015.


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Tesla, iPhone, and sliced bread – what’s next?

When Hannibal saddled 38 elephants to cross the Alps and defeat the Roman Empire back in 218 BC, I wonder about his odds with the bookkeepers of his times. He comes to my mind when I think about Elon Musk, who is the driver behind the electric car venture called “Tesla” – on a mission […]
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Published June 30, 2015.


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Do opinions weigh more than facts?

At the Concurrences’ New Frontiers of Antitrust conference in Paris on Monday this week, the EU Antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager stated that she is against operator market consolidation as there is no evidence that it leads to increased infrastructure investments. On the contrary, she stated infrastructure investments can be stimulated by increased competition citing operator […]
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Published June 17, 2015.


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Mobile Payments: Are there clear winners?

Mobile payments have been around for a few years but the topic had not had so much media coverage as it did when Apple announced Apple Pay, obviously. With so many articles about all kinds of new services ranging from the big caps such as Apple, Samsung, Google, etc., to mobile network operators, to start-ups […]
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Published May 6, 2015.


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Consumer excitement fuels the connected device era!

There is a strong believe across the industry that the number of devices connected over telecom networks will skyrocket. Cisco and Ericsson forecast 20-50 billion devices by 2020 and Ericsson envisions that the 500 billion devices milestone will be reached before 2030. Compared to just a few years ago, when the reality of connected devices […]
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Published April 28, 2015.


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Omni-channel, soon available at your local operator

Consumption these days goes far beyond the mere product or service that is being bought. Sellers have invested heavily to make customers feel special in their purchasing experience. This extends beyond the actual moment of purchase to the impression of the website where the research is done to the customer service that follows the purchase. […]
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Published April 16, 2015 in .


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Internet of People – Connecting the unconnected

In 2020 we’re supposed to live in a world with 25, 50 or even 75 Billion connected devices by some estimates. This is a fascinating vision, which no doubt will offer many new possibilities and more than likely have a great impact on a wide range of industries. However, before we dream up the next […]
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Published March 30, 2015.


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Mobile payments – winning the battle or winning the war?

The mobile industry, during the past 6 months, has seen the strongest push towards mobile payments as industry giants such as Apple, Google, and Samsung have been extremely active in bringing their own mobile payment solutions, striving to take the top spot in making people pay with their mobile phones. During these nascent times, it […]
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Published February 25, 2015.


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When I wish upon a star…

It’s that time of the year again, time for the mobile communication industry’s biggest affair – the Mobile World Congress. It’s the 25th time I make the journey to discuss industry happenings and meet our global clients. The Mobile World Congress has evolved from an “intimate” gathering of some five-six hundred mobile executives to being THE place […]
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Published February 23, 2015.