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Limiting traffic .. the way to manage the data tsunami?

In the January 2014 edition of IEEE Communication Magazine, in an article entitled “User-in-the-loop: spatial and temporal demand shaping for sustainable wireless networks“,  Rainer Schoenen and Halim Yanikomeroglu, discuss the possibility to use “Demand shaping”, i.e. using traffic dependent charging to … Continue reading

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Telia M2M Symposium 2013

Dubbed by the organizers the “M2M Event of the year”, Telia’s 2013 M2M symposium gathered a wide range of companies that are part of the operator’s partner network: General Electric, Ericsson, Oracle, Qualcomm, Tech Mahindra, Tesla, just to name a … Continue reading

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SmallCell Integration Event (SmallcellNordic 2013): Mobile Services and the 5Cs

Jan, Amirhossein and myself attended on Tuesday, November 12, a one day workshop on SmallCell Integration; an event organized by COPPERBERG. This event availed the opportunity for attendees and speakers from traditional telecom operators (such as TeliaSorna, Telnor), smallcell operators … Continue reading

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AT&T planning to shut down its GSM networks

This may mark the starting of ‘an end of a great era’. AT&T officially announced that they will be shutting down the dated but still the most popular 2nd generation network, the GSM, in the US in coming five years. … Continue reading

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India – a major overhaul of spectrum policy

The Indian Telecom Authority (TRAI) has launched an extensive report on the future spectrum policy in India with a total transfer of 2G spectrum in 900 MHz to 1800 MHz in a grand refarming project (http://www.trai.gov.in). And the outcome of … Continue reading

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The role of ICT and broadband for the development of the Indian society

The Indian mobile market – Travel report part five (of five) Challenges for India  The role of ICT and broadband for development of India was discussed at the ITS India 2012 conference. Many problems like poverty, illiteracy, lack of healthcare, … Continue reading

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The way forward for Indian mobile communication, part four (out of five)

The following was presented at the session “Conceptual Issues in Spectrum Pricing and Market Competition” at the regional International Telecommunications Society’s conference in Delhi 22-24 February 2012 3G set to take off when smartphones reach EUR 50 India has during … Continue reading

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India – Spectrum politics

India mobile is all about spectrum politics Telenor has faced the mother of all regulatory uncertainty in India as it stroke a deal with Unitech, which is a real estate development company, which acquired a GSM license with 4.4 MHz … Continue reading

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Indian telecom market is very dynamic and differs a lot from Europe

Travel report part one (of five): Characteristics of the Indian telecom market Bengt G Mölleryd at PTS and Jan Markendahl at Wireless@KTH visited India for almost two weeks during the second half of February 2012. Besides presenting papers on spectrum … Continue reading

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Gaming… the new test for Cellular broadband

High quality interactive on-line computer gaming is heading the mobile way, and we are not talking  Wordfeud.  Last week OnLive – the cloud-gaming company which streams games rather than playing them natively – released an app for Android in the … Continue reading

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