Just how powerful is connectivity? Stay on this question for a second and think about your daily life: Mobile broadband is playing an increasingly important role for municipalities, governments and public institutions in managing their public responsibilities, for businesses in serving their clients, and in fact it enables creation of services that move citizens closer to the center of their societies. Continue reading
My colleague Patrik Regårdh, head of strategic marketing at Ericsson, concludes in a recent interview that information and communication technology (ICT) is a key contributor to city development and that we are only at the beginning of this positive development. I find it very intriguing to imagine where this might lead us. Continue reading
I wrote earlier about how creative people use tools and resources found on the web to realize their ideas. We call them the Game Changers, and we found out that they organize their work using ten different networked organizational forms (see image). Continue reading
Modern Race Cars performance is increasingly dependent on the continuous and rapid collection, interpretation and analysis of very large amounts of data.
A few weeks ago NASCAR teams held their Daytona pre-season thunder to fine tune their new cars. But what does NASCAR evaluate and how do the race car teams get the race car performance data to and from the track to their headquarters? Continue reading
Mobile networks are built around a fine-tuned grid of towers that host base stations. These serve the basic mobile voice and data service needs of society. However, now and then the demands on the network peak temporarily and the current network capacity is inadequate. Since the need is temporary, a permanent densification solution would be an overkill.
The solution is to make the mobile network itself mobile! Continue reading
You’ve heard it before: More people spend more time working away from their desk, thanks to mobile communications. And so I find myself writing this blog in an almost empty café, since this happens to be the most quiet place around – our office landscape tends to get rather busy at times. It might appear I’m not working, but in fact working in this environment accompanied by soft background music makes me more efficient. And eventually, that’s what my employer wants, isn’t it? Continue reading
Could we connect devices and objects through mobile broadband network to deliver business and social benefits? And could we do this by tapping into data flows in mobile broadband networks?
I recently had an interesting discussion about these issues with Eva Sparr, Head of Marketing at our Business Unit Networks. Eva started talking about the ‘Flow’ business logic – one of the so-called Square Logics. To share these ideas with you, I invited Eva as a guest blogger: Continue reading
Free messaging on Smartphone costs Telco’s more than 23 Billions USD in 2012 on missed SMS-revenues according to Ovum, in a report published in October 2012. In this report, Ovum predicts that losses could reach 54 BUSD per year by 2016. So what are the options and suitable strategies for Telecom operators?
What must they do now? Continue reading
You might love your devices, your smartphone, tablet, TV or laptop. But it’s no longer the love to the device itself that is that strongest love. As the services we are using become networked, the cloud becomes our love. Continue reading
In business environments, the initial wave of WiFi deployments has been a complement to a fixed LAN. Enterprise WiFi used to be associated with extensive network planning and advanced services, but has gradually transitioned into a best-effort game where capacity is increased by adding new nodes rather than by network design and optimization. These principles have also been applied for the first wave of Femto cells as a fixed line extension.
As employees become increasingly mobile, the question has arisen how long the Fixed LAN will remain the primary infrastructure? The cost of technology is decreasing, and feeding 100 small cells with 3G/4G/WiFi, floor space of equipment rooms can be reduced just as power, cooling, and wiring, compared to an Ethernet port at every desk plus WiFi. We are getting closer to the point where the mobile/wireless network can become the primary business-premises network. Continue reading