And so it begins. Opening day of Mobile World Congress. 67,000 experts on mobility, technology, radio networks, chipsets, applications, network this, network that, and not to forget – marketing professionals – it’s an event on a gigantic scale.
Tag archives: mobile broadband
Today I’ve spent the whole day rehearsing and preparing for Mobile World Congress, where 67,000 professionals get together in Barcelona every year.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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’ [...]
Transformation to a fully networked retail concept requires a fundamental rethinking of the network needed to support new retail processes and consumer behaviors.
The inefficiency of people’s daily commute regularly features as one of the major issues facing cities worldwide. Traffic congestion and commuting inefficiencies not only cause environmental, social and economic problems; on a personal level it is also one of the most unpleasant urban experiences and a key source of stress.
When talking about the need for small cells, the deployment use-cases are often simplified to a few categories and decoupled from the business problems that need to be solved. The business value of small-cell deployments is easy to articulate on a high level – it includes both universal coverage and capacity – but can vary [...]
I must admit that when I first saw the headline “In-Line Shopping” on the latest ConsumerLab report, I thought of Rollerblades and assumed they were back in fashion. After reading the report I realized it was about something completely different. In-Liners mix traditional in-store shopping and online shopping without even thinking about it – [...]
Economists, strategists and visionaries are calling for capitalism to be redefined for the 21st century. They are demanding capitalism that creates fair societal ties; capitalism that no longer divides, exploits and creates economic disasters. The open-ended consumption model we have today is no longer sustainable. Fortunately, the change has already started; let me introduce to [...]