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Good things come to those who wait (a little bit longer…)

And so it is here! I’m glad to announce that this blog post is uploaded using state-of-the-art LTE technology! Those of you who read our blog post of December 16 know that Northstream was among the first to sign up for Telia’s LTE service, and was placed on the waiting list to receive an exclusive […]
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Published January 20, 2010.


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Your next BMV will come from an app store…

The media frenzy over mobile applications continues. Consumer brands launch applications. Mobile OS providers scramble to position their platforms as attractive for an applications business. Operators try to open application stores. Are applications THE killer-app?? This white paper charts different application store efforts and cautions operators to consider the relative merits of focusing on applications. […]
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Published January 18, 2010.


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So, are smartphones all there is to it?

There they were, gadget nerds, early adopters and US tech bloggers, eagerly awaiting yet another mobile device manufacturer announcing a cool smartphone soon to appear. Instead, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, CEO of Nokia, gave them a lecture on how to do good and do good business, at the same time. Nokia used its CES 2010 keynote presentation […]
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Published January 15, 2010.


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The Google phone – friend or foe?

Google has finally launched what was expected since the Android rumours started in 2005 – its first own-branded phone. This is not a surprising move – these days, there is a wide choice of device vendors designing, branding, manufacturing and shipping smartphones built-to-order. Although Google claims that it just intends to further improve mobile access […]
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Published January 13, 2010.


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First things first…

You’ve all seen it, slick smartphones, floods of applications and new 4G 100Mbit/s mobile broadband networks. These developments offer a promising outlook and reasons to be excited. But how about making a plain old phone call or sending an SMS, judging from my Christmas experience it’s not always that easy. Entering a new decade the […]
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Published January 8, 2010 in , .


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A new door, but is it open or closed?

Nokia has announced that they will fully replace their app store Ovi (”door” in Finnish) with a new incarnation this coming spring. While the rebuilding focuses on speed, user interface and reliability, new Ovi functionalities will include in-app payment, localized content and ”social networking elements”. We appreciate Nokia’s candid acknowledgement that the Apple App Store […]
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Published December 23, 2009.


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You can push any tariff you like …

… as long as it’s flat! Last week, AT&T’s CEO suggested that some customers were to blame for the poor performance of the AT&T mobile data network. With about 3% of smart-phone customers driving 40% of data traffic, AT&T is considering incentives to keep those subscribers from hampering the experience for everyone else. He then […]
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Published December 21, 2009.


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The Magical Mystery Tour – LTE goes public

TeliaSonera takes the lead on exploring new domains and launches the world’s first commercial LTE network!  That’s all great, but what should we expect from these very first steps into the future? Walking down to the TeliaSonera store on the opening day, some things are just as you would expect from a grand opening, including […]
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Published December 16, 2009 in , .