Author Archives: Claes Beckman

Norway to switch off FM radio in shift to digital

Norway is set to become the first nation to start switching off its FM radio network next week. According to the article below this decision is a both risky and unpopular leap to digital technology. In Sweden, the Government descided in … Continue reading

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AP-S/URSI 2016 – Nerds in Paradise!

I am an antenna nerd! I am the kind of guy for whom the pure thought of solving Helmoltz equation in spherical coordinates make me happy! There are however not so many of us left, so in order not to … Continue reading

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VTC 2016 Spring – a skeptical view…

Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in the VTC 2016 Spring event in Nanjing China http://www.ieeevtc.org/vtc2016spring/. I had not been to a VTC meeting since 2008 so my expectations were high! However, in contrast to the city of Nanjing, … Continue reading

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Northstream’s Predictions for 2016!

Bengt Nordström, the Guru and CEO of the Strategic Business Advising firm Northstream has now published his predictions of the Mobile Market for 2016. Here is the list: #1 – The EC’s negative view and ruling on market consolidation stalls … Continue reading

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The mobile industry faced some serious setbacks at WRC-15

In a recent post by Ricardo Tavares, the main takeaways from WRC-15 are summarized. His most surprising conclusion and observation is that the mobile industry faced some serious setbacks at WRC-15, particularly when it came to securing spectrum in the … Continue reading

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Sweden’s Net4Mobility: the World’s 4G LTE network with best coverage!

Check out this report from Open Signal (here). Sweden’s Net4Mobility (Tele2, Telenor) and Korea (KT and SK Telecom) score as the best networks in the World when it comes to 4G LTE coverage!  

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Dreamhack – the future of internet

Two weeks ago I saw the future. Together with 22809 others alike i visited the world’s largest LAN party: Dreamhack! The numbers are astonishing: 8714 participants with computers, most of them teenagers 17403 connected devices 438 TB Total transmitted data, … Continue reading

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SAS deploys WiFi and Telephony on board their airplanes!

With more than 6000 airplanes connected to the ground based Gogo system in North America and Row42’s satelite based service on board Norwegian and some other European airlines, inflight internet is quickly becoming a standard commodity. However, SAS now claims to be the … Continue reading

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An era laid to rest: Sony buys Ericsson out of mobile phone joint venture

Sony Corp is to take over its mobile phone joint venture with Ericsson for 1.05 billion euros ($1.5 billion), as it seeks to exploit its music and video to help it catch smartphone leaders such as Apple Inc, Reuters reports. … Continue reading

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2nd annual conference on Self Organizing Networks: Tele2 stands out as pioneers

The last couple of days, I together with some +100 professionals from the industry have participated in the 2nd annual conference on Self Organizing Networks, SON, at the Le Meridien Hotel in London. To my great surprise, I realized how … Continue reading

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