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ITS 2014: Standalone Mobile Business Model… disrupts or to be disrupted

From 22nd – 25th June 2014, I attended the European Regional International Telecommunication Society Conference (ITS 2014), Brussels, Belgium (http://www.itseurope.org/), where I presented two papers: the first paper  titled “The Incentives and Challenges of Delivering Linear Broadcasting Services over Cellular Network … Continue reading

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Broadband-Broadcast Convergence–to be or not to be?

Yesterday, I arrived at the Brussels Midi station in a rainy, grey morning—not a very inspiring start for the day to attend the 2nd workshop organized by European Commission on Broadcast-Broadband Convergence. In the 5-hour workshop, the consulting company Plum hired by … Continue reading

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ICT2014: The road to future mobile network… A chat with Mr. Shannon

From 4 to 7 May 2014, I attended the International Conference on Telecommunications 2014 (Telecommunications: Cooperation for a United World), Lisbon, Portugal, where I present a paper titled “Interplay between Cost, Capacity and Power Consumption in Heterogeneous Mobile Networks”. Although … Continue reading

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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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