The Apple Satellite Phone? Probably not, the laws of physics…maybe an emergency messaging system or maybe just a new operator relationship.
What are they thinking? – Google used its burgeoning chip design capabilities to create an apps processor phones. It is likely to have some incredible AI features, but it is unlikely to see much adoption or to change the industry.
2021 State of the Mobile Baseband – Apple’s share gains, its leading Apps Processor, and growing pricing pressure for Android phones risks creating a vicious cycle for Qualcomm.
Fox in the Hen House Re-match: Open RAN – Intel vs. Qualcomm Rematch – Intel is building up a software ecosystem in telecom equipment which may be their first success in 20 years of trying to break into the industry.
MWC 2021 Wrap-Up – Despite MWC’s minimalist approach this year, there was still a fair amount of news this year – largely in the software realm as the Cloud eats Telco and Open RAN starts to come into its own.
MWC 2021: No News is Just No News – The major companies have not announced much actual news at this year’s show. Such are the times.
Don’t hate the player, hate the game – IP for the wireless standards is in the news again, and we are likely going to see a lot more wrangling in this arena soon.
Over the past 25 years the mobile phone industry has radically altered the way we all live, and yet the industry itself is back to the same structure it had all those years ago.
The Private Parts Networking – we like the technology behind private networks, it’s the business model that leaves us with a lot of questions.
What we need is another standard – O-RAN is very interesting but is burdened by all the complexities of the telecom ecosystem, with the added baggage of US politics.