Category archives: Business

Investigating innovation for indoor coverage and capacity

The mobile industry is in a very innovative phase with regards to indoor solutions. The most interesting development is the introduction of HSPA and LTE in small cells and the integration between WiFi and mobile technologies in a network for seamless transition between the two access types

What’s one way to help get billions of people online? Make apps work better.

To make their vision a reality, Internet.org, Facebook and Ericsson are focusing on one important question: How do we make the internet more affordable, more accessible and less data-consuming? To answer, Facebook, Ericsson and Indonesia operator XL Axiata developed a new methodology and way to test app performance. They performed series of tests over several months, found bottlenecks and troubles in several different places and made corrections. And it was a huge success.

Developing a policy toolkit for the Networked Society

One good way to attempt to manage a transformative process is to imagine and develop a framework, or a toolkit, than can help guide policy makers on their transformative journey. This is obviously not a simple task, and the contribution that Ericsson can make is rooted in constructive yet humble ambitions.

Building a more open and inclusive way to pay in Peru

Offering financial services over the mobile network isn’t new. In fact it’s quite trendy. What’s different about this case in Peru is that it’s about building one platform with more than 16 stakeholders, with each maintaining a close, secure, and private relationship with its own customers. It’s the beginning of a shared standard for mobile financial services, with interoperability.

Society needs security, data needs integrity

In a world driven by “as fast as possible” decisions, it is important to be able to trust that data, have immutable proof of that data’s history, and have the forensic and auditing capability to understand what happened to the data if something goes wrong.

The game has changed: the Internet of Things for the Networked Society

The Networked Society requires an infrastructure with inherent real-time attribution, forensic, and auditing capabilities. Data needs an immutable shipping manifest that can be independently verified as true and can offer forensic information in real time if compromise is discovered.

Arisan and the rise of m-commerce in Indonesia

Indonesians are familiar with the concept of getting financial services through non-financial institutions. The idea of m-commerce will not have high barriers for consumers to embrace. The practice of arisan also represents the “circle of trust” that is also apparent in how we Indonesians tend to surround ourselves with friends, neighbors and families.

Phoneblet and phablet powered people get super screen status

Strong momentum for phablets and phoneblets suggests we are on the verge of a large-scale transition to a daily dual device dependency, where we carry two devices with us all the time.The smaller phoneblets represent an incremental increase from the phone where the fundamental mobile phone value is preserved. The larger phablets take the step out of the regular pockets and into your purse, suitcase or small bag. The increased screen size is of great value for all applications you use for an extended period of times.

How Apple actually created the iPhone

Creating a different future requires looking at the here and now differently. Seeing what could be possible rather than how things are. So if somebody asks for proof from you when you are pitching the future, ask them if they want to change today at all…

Are we shaping smartphones or are they shaping us?