Category archives: People
“Smartphone use” doesn’t necessarily mean that Brazilians are just burying themselves in WhatsApp conversations. The new habits that we are fostering in the Networked Society are both useful and concerning, and the panel ate it up when Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson started talking about this. Are we paying attention to our lives?
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.
There are two parts to feeling in control of your time. The first part is to recall and remember all the things that come up. The second is to have a good plan to deal with these.
Sometimes simple solutions are the best. This solution was the best for that time and shows when function is more important than design. This is, from my perspective, often true when you are in pretty much the prototype stage.
Can you imagine if technology hadn’t evolved, and we still needed to have physical lines for all of our connections? There were only 5,500 telephones to connect to when this picture was taken. Imagine how tangled it would be nowadays, when we don’t have just our phone sets connected, but our mobile phones, our computers, our tablets, our everything!
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.
While we may have had the vision of the Networked Society, and we’ve been working hard to make that vision a reality, we haven’t been the only ones driving this epic change. The Networked Society is out there, happening in a million different places—from the nursery to an airport control tower, from the poorest villages in India to the most remote villages in Greenland.
One type of wearables – a life-log – equips you with a photographic memory – one separate from your smartphone and that works without pushing a button. We are still in the early stage of exploring how life-logging will be used for private and professional purposes. The picture volumes are substantial, and life logs could easily become a substantial driver of traffic from you towards the network/cloud.
What a great opportunity to take responsibility for the future and watch it grow. So what do I say when people ask about my job? I say that I’m proud to be working in an industry that is connecting every square meter of our world. I say that I’m proud to be working in an industry that launched 3G and will lead the charge from 4G to the possibilities of 5G. I say that I’m proud to be working to make the Networked Society a reality.