Inside the building where Apple torments the Networked Society.


Did you know that Apple tormented 30,000 iPhone 6´s before they released the phone? You have probably heard about it. Some weeks ago, there was a lot of news about the new iPhone 6. It was bendable. Continue reading

Capturing the evolution of utilities in the Networked Society


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

The value of the right information in the fight against Ebola

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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 needs big data to serve our forever evolving viewing experience


TV viewers demand personalization and simplification, and big data is key to unlocking opportunities in the new world of connected media. Continue reading

Stopping to think at Futurecom 2014

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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

Investigating innovation for indoor coverage and capacity


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

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

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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

A, B, C and D – how to prioritize in an always-connected world

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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

Developing a policy toolkit for the Networked Society


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

The Stockholm telephone tower – when telecom was in a prototype phase


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