Ericsson may or may not be attempting to fragment the Open RAN project. Meanwhile, Facebook has made a generous contribution to the project, which makes them look like the only sober person in the diver bar when the fight breaks out.
There is a battle brewing for wireless network semis featuring Intel whose chip looks pricey, Marvel who is highly flexible and Qualcomm who has serious radio skills but also a history of losing interest in this market, and even a start-up, Picocom.
Open Ran – This is not your beautiful house. This is not your beautiful car.
What role is left for Nokia and Ericsson? Are they systems integrators? Specialty equipment vendors? Enterprise mobility solution provider? None are great options.
IoT is a catch all marketing team that has been bandied about for decades. There is really no such thing as IoT, but the number of connected devices is growing rapidly, and likely to accelerate as the cost of chips brings connectivity to many new areas.
Vodafone is doubling down on its internal software team – we think this model will not work for most other telcos.
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.
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.
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.
So MWC has been canceled. This is of course a very sad story, a big loss for a lot of people who worked hard preparing for it and of course […]