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Theory and practice of the Data Cap

Theory and practice of the Data Cap

Written by on October 30, 2015 in Guest Blog with 1 Comment

Sprint has announced that they will limit be de-prioritizing customers that hit a 23Gb Data Cap on congested cells. Sounds fair to me, there is a lot of stuff you can do with 23Gb, I have yet to ever reach my 8Gb Data Cap. So why the uproar every time the dreaded Data Cap rears its […]

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Inmarsat broadband satellite boon to air travellers

Inmarsat broadband satellite boon to air travellers

Written by on August 28, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Britain’s Inmarsat Plc said Friday’s expected launch of its third Global Xpress satellite will allow it to offer mobile broadband service to customers in the remotest regions, giving airline passengers the ability to stream movies and update social media on flights worldwide. Chief Executive Officer Rupert Pearce said Inmarsat, the leading provider […]

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Britons prefer smartphones to laptops for internet access

Written by on August 6, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Smartphones have overtaken laptops as the preferred way for Britons to go online, driven by increased take-up of the devices and a jump in superfast mobile broadband subscriptions, the British telecoms regulator said on Thursday. A third of people said they turned to a smartphone first to browse the Internet, access social […]

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We need to review ISP speed adverts

We need to review ISP speed adverts

Written by on June 30, 2015 in Guest Blog with 1 Comment

I’ve always thought the Internet Service Provider business is unique.  In particular with regards to advertised speeds.  There has been much talk lately about ISP throttling data bandwidth or transparency with regards to network traffic management practices.  The fact is the advertised speeds are never a guaranteed rate, in fact quite the opposite.  When an […]

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25 Mbps as table stakes – that’s disruptive

25 Mbps as table stakes – that’s disruptive

Written by on January 27, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is about to up the ante on the communications industry. Every four years, the FCC updates its definition of broadband and providers have to stick to the definition. It also helps define the funding levels for rural broadband. The last time it was updated the definition was in 2010, so it […]

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Interesting outcomes from broadband rollouts

Written by on December 15, 2014 in Features with 0 Comments

As broadband is being rolled out in emerging economies so rather unusual outcomes are being experienced. After moderating a panel on the subject at ITU Telecom World in Doha recently, Tony Poulos outlined what was occurring.

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How disruptive is broadband rollout in emerging economies

How disruptive is broadband rollout in emerging economies

Written by on December 15, 2014 in News with 0 Comments

At ITU Telecom World earlier this week, moderator Tony Poulos kicked off a lively debate, by asking assembled delegates to, in terms of emerging market broadband, discuss “not what it did do, but what it can do. What does it really offer?” Debates among panelists, with some lively input from the audience, spanned a number […]

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Optimisation is flawed thinking

Optimisation is flawed thinking

Written by on November 21, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

The scale of this week’s announcement of AsiaInfo’s first deal in Europe brought back memories of Ireland. Not the soft green hills, but Dublin and specifically Peter Cochrane’s talk at the recent, excellent Subex User Conference. In his presentation he talked about optimization. And scared us half to death. Humans, said Doctor Cochrane, are the […]

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Who has their eyes on TV?

Who has their eyes on TV?

Written by on November 6, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 1 Comment

Our industry loves bemoaning the death of SMS, (rumours of said death greatly exaggerated), decreasing margins and the awful OTT people who are trying to take their livelihoods away. While doing so they are turning into a serious threat to another industry – television. Courtesy of our friends at informitv, recent headlines say it all. […]

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Doubts Linger Over Mobile Broadband Readiness

Doubts Linger Over Mobile Broadband Readiness

Written by on June 21, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

This article was first published by Tony Poulos on the TM Forum’s Digital Services Initiative Research from WeDo Technologies’ annual worldwide customer event, held recently in Braga, Portugal, has revealed that well over half (57 per cent) of CSPs feel less prepared for the transition to LTE/4G/NGN and managing the associated opportunities and risks than […]

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