The Gaming Internet – 3 billion people played an average of 7 hours of video games last year, but no one seems to be looking at what that traffic is doing to the Internet.
Who is Going to Build Small Cells? – There is a rising crop of start-ups looking to provide small cells for private networks and mmWave systems – they may actually have a chance of succeeding and cracking open the telecom equipment space.
More Fun with Wireless Standards – The 3GPP has released a new timeline for updates to the 5G standard. And while it is delayed by 7-8 months, there are many signs that we are returning, or at least headed towards, some form of normalcy.
Start-up Semis Live – CRN published a great list of ‘hot’ semis start-ups. We hope this encourages more investors to support chip companies.
Do Nvidia’s competitors want it to buy Arm? Chip companies are worried that Nvidia will be successful with Arm, but they are much more worried that Nvidia fails putting an immense burden on an industry that depends on Arm.
How Huawei Will Survive? – Huawei probably has a path to save its network infrastructure business, if not its handsets.
5G is Here!* Right? – Apple has launched a mmWave phone, but we think it will be several years before mmWave networks get to the point that it becomes interesting to most consumers
Who benefits from Huawei’s predicament? – Foreign and domestics competitors win, foreign suppliers see little change, customers lose a supplier, but the biggest losers are China’s aspiring component vendors.
Edge Computing could be a sizable market for some companies. However, it does not need fancy new technologies or hardware so much as it needs solutions tailored to specific use cases and industries.
Anarchy in the OS – Revisited – The way we think of computers has changed. The days of compatibility and common operating systems are over. Low cost hardware and bandwidth will fragment the way we think of computers until they largely disappear.