Monthly Archives: June 2013

The 700 MHz club is gaining momentum

The European spectrum community (policy markers, mobile industry, broadcasters, satellite companies and public safety) gathered in Brussels this week to discuss vital issues regarding spectrum at the 8th Annual European Spectrum Management Conference. I would like to highlight three take … Continue reading

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Clouds gathering on the DTT Horizon

As I already discussed in a previous blogpost, the days of Digital Terrestrial TV as we know it may be counted – at least in Western Europe. In a recent article, “DTT Quo Vadis” in the EBU Technical Review, Ulrich Reimers points … Continue reading

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TV White Space – a good idea for rural broad band access in Africa?

Google and Microsoft have recently show a lot of interest in providing rural access in Africa. The recent “Balloon craze” aside, TVWS experiments are on the way in several countries. The most well known, may be the experiment run by in … Continue reading

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Second International Cashless Society Roundtable, 2013, Dublin, Ireland

I attended the Second International Cashless Society Roundtable meeting in Dublin on 17–18 April, 2013. The event was dedicated to a shift from physical cash to digital currency. Therefore, different aspects of cashlessness, its consequences, and societal impact were in … Continue reading

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ICMB 2013 in Berlin

The 12th International Conference on Mobile Business took place in Berlin on 10-12 June, 2013. The main theme of the conference was “Mobility – the invisible norm”. This implies the ways mobility affects private life and professional activities, and what kinds … Continue reading

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The Internet-of-Things and the relevance of data

I attended the Second IEEE WoWMoM Workshop on the Internet of Things: Smart Objects and Services, which took place last week, on June 4th, in Madrid. The workshop opened with a keynote speech about SmartSantander, a Smart City project that … Continue reading

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About WCNC 2013 in Shanghai

WCNC 2013 took place in Shanghai this year. There’s a huge interest about energy-efficient networking in the conference and three out of five keynotes are about it. Besides, there’re also two tutorials about it. Besides traditional wireless technologies like radio … Continue reading

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Innovation never stops…

Attending Johannesberg Summit 2013 has been such a great experience. Here’re some interesting observations. What is 5G? When is 5G? Most speakers have talked about their views about 5G and it looks almost sure that 5G will be something exciting … Continue reading

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