Tag archives: mobile broadband

Kilo, Mega, Giga? What do gigabit speeds mean for me?

We’re entering an era of exponential innovation, an era of 5G and gigabit speeds. But who would ever need gigabit speeds, and why are they important?

More than 2 billion people still lack any type of mobile broadband

Disconnected vacation

Many times when I talk about the Networked Society at the Ericsson Studio I ask the audience if they are ready to switch off the data connection for one week on their phone. Over the years, very few have shown they are ready to do that.

Are you ready for a world where 70 percent of us have a smartphone?

What did your first touchscreen smartphone look like? My wild guess is that it didn’t look vastly different from your current one, right?
Mine at least, looks more or less the same as the first one I got back in 2009. But how it is used! There has been a huge change in how and for […]

Navigating the Networked Society – why we’re only halfway there

Data in the Networked Society – own, shared and open

Organizations can gather and synthesize this data – whether it’s their own, shared or open data – dynamically and in real time, giving them a new resource to deliver insights that were never before possible.

Daunting digital divide dilemma – broadband opened the gap, mobile and cloud can close it

The cloud has been instrumental for introducing apps that target a broader audience. Apps on a smartphone are easier to use than a browser on a PC as an entry point for the unconnected. With the low barriers of entry for cloud-based applications and access to crowd funding capital, we can expect to see applications targeting the niches yet to be connected. The combination of mobile and cloud is an even more powerful proposition to close the digital divide in the part of the world with poor fixed networks.

Bi-directional (and even broader) broadband – what fixed operators need to compete with mobile broadband

The majority of fixed access networks today are upgraded copper and coax networks optimized for uni-directional data, broadcast TV and phone services. The triple-play momentum has peaked, and two-way media distribution access symmetric access is emerging. This is the first in a series of posts outlining the main drivers and access network options for different geographical locations.

From CERN to Barcelona: the internet a quarter-century on

From the northern lights in Swedish Lapland to Michelangelo’s masterpieces in Italy, the most memorable sight for me by far was CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, where the world’s most prominent physicists smash particles in search of answers to mankind’s ultimate quest: how did the universe – and of all us – come into existence?

Delivering on the broadband promise in an era of instant gratification

Regardless, with Apple, I now have a benchmark of what a great authentic experience is like. And I hope that the other service providers in my life can elevate their game based on that or even exceed it. Just like what Mr. X asked for.