Tag archives: mobile broadband

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?


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.

Following Pope Francis’ footsteps in Manila with smartphones and social media