Net Neutrality is again on the table as the FCC ushers in new leadership with the appointment of Ajit Pai to replace former chairman and Net Neutrality advocate. Interestingly, and in uncanny confluence, the FirstNet initiative to build out a public safety infrastructure on commercial networks is now being launched.
In our efforts to make sense of how an industry ticks, it’s a good idea to try and break it down into as simple components as possible. And as we look forward we can simplify telecom and its strategic options with this question: Should its infrastructure be vertically or horizontally integrated? To answer that question, let’s take a look at telecom infrastructure writ large.
On Friday March 17th the U.S. Court of Appeals of Federal Claims ruled in favor of FirstNet dashing AT&T rival Rivada Mercury’s to find fault in their exclusion from the RFP. This not only makes AT&T’s win as good as a fait accompli, it represents a critical milestone that will enable the FirstNet roll out to start.
The Mobile World Congress is now upon us and this seminal annual event never fails to live up to it’s bold, broad handle. Every year over 100,000 telecom minds meet in Barcelona to kick the tires on the latest, greatest mobile network and device technology. Here's my suggestion of three things to focus on.
I wasn’t in Las Vegas for CES 2017 that closed out this weekend, but I followed the news closely from home. Although voice UI was everywhere at the show one of its big winners, Nokia’s Kérastase Hair Coach, an intelligent hairbrush developed with L'Oréal remained silent, and it’s a good thing too. Of all the talking devices out there, people like me don’t need a hairbrush to tell us what we already know.
Last week we looked back on how well our predictions for 2016 fared. This week, in our last blog of the year ,we’ll say good-bye to 2016 and hazard some predictions for 2017.
In a world propelled by data and all things IP, the mega trends we've seen across the digital spectrum are showing no signs of slowing down.
2016 and these last waning weeks of the year in particular have been an exciting time for Cloudstreet. Just this past week, we closed our second round of financing of about $3 Million and won the World Communications Award in the category of Best Connectivity Solution for IoT. Returning from the WCA award gala in London, we helped our partners carry Periscope broadcasts from the Slush conference here in Helsinki, demonstrating once again the power and promise of network slicing. Needless to say it has been a roller coaster ride.