The term “utilities” often evokes images of decades-old power transmission lines and rusty water pipes. They are something most of us don’t give too much thought to and definitely not something we speak about at parties. However, I believe all that is about change. If you look behind the scenes of utility companies around the world today, you can see a vast amount of new, innovative ideas taking shape. Continue reading
For those of us who have a smartphone and have access to the internet 24/7, with all the information that is out there and all the possibilities that it gives us, we tend to take the benefits for granted after a while. Continue reading
TV viewers demand personalization and simplification, and big data is key to unlocking opportunities in the new world of connected media. Continue reading
São Paolo, Brazil has been the scene this week of Latin America’s biggest annual industry event. It’s called Futurecom, and it means I’m here doing the Trade Show Shuffle again. Continue reading
Name one business not in need of better coverage and capacity indoors to fully leverage their digital potential. It would be hard to find one. But their options are expanding quickly with new solutions for how to provide indoor building coverage as well as for mobile data services that can meet defined service level agreements (SLAs). So what can we expect from the new mobile communications landscape within buildings? Continue reading
In a previous blog post, we pointed out that if we counted the amount of users as population, Facebook would be the third largest country in the world, larger even than the United States. Statistics like this can make it sound like everyone is online nowadays. But while much of the world is, it’s not always a great experience.
Slow networks with insufficient app coverage are a common problem in many parts of the world, and the reasons for this can be narrowed down to these obstacles: the connection is either too expensive or too slow, or both. Continue reading
The Networked Society makes you be everywhere at any time. This could create a feeling that there is not enough time , and it becomes difficult to prioritize well. I can feel that way sometimes. Continue reading
In a famous quote Victor Hugo once said, “nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” This is possibly the best statement for appropriately capturing the current state of mind of the ICT sector. The industry is not only converging in its thinking towards one singular concept – digital- or ICT-enabled transformation – but, even more so, it is also taking the concept to its logical conclusion – what does the concept mean for the rest. Continue reading
Editor’s note: This is the second of two posts we’re running on Telefontornet, the old “phone tower” in Stockholm. Pictures of the tower always fascinate people, and they inspired two different takes from our bloggers.
Sir, I have problem with my phone line. Can you fix it please? Continue reading
Editor’s note: This is the first of two posts we’re running on Telefontornet, the old “phone tower” in Stockholm. Pictures of the tower always fascinate people, and they inspired two different takes from our bloggers.
In the late 1800s, Sweden was the most telephone-dense country in the world, and Stockholm had more telephones than any of the major cities in the world, with 4,832 subscribers. Because of this huge demand, the decision was made in 1887 to build Telefontornet. Continue reading