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$4B Wireless Repair Market Event Comes to ITEXPO

Almost 8,000 wireless repair businesses employ over 20,000 people and the market is growing. Yes, it’s a $4 billion dollar market! Apple’s next-gen phones...

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Ad Blockers vs Mobile Advertisers

In September, I wrote a blog on why mobile advertising is expected to grow based on Mary Meeker’s yearly Internet Trends report. Something to...

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Ransomware Fog Rolls over SanFran Muni, SFMTA

We’ve known ransomware costs for a small- to medium-sized business can be $99,000, per Kapersky Labs. This includes lost business data,...

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Why you would give up the chance to strut around in Middle Earth Barbie wear? Allison Smith asks.

#Thankful! What for? Being able to speak...well, not as well as Allison Smith. Being able to design software and apps with code,...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I don't think Ican write one better than I did 2 years ago, so here's a link to that piece. Happy...

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Comparing Different Types of Mobile Ads

Now that access to the internet via mobile devices is past 50% compared to access via desktop, it makes sense that internet...

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UCaaS Round-Up (Tidbits 2443)

Nextiva, a Broadsoft powered ITSP, announced at their user conference that it has released a new UC&C or Workplace Comms platform...

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Thinking About IoT Developers

November 27, 2016

Proximity & Affinity the future of IoT

November 13, 2016

Unicorn Awareness 16 of 155: Lufax Peering into Finance

September 14, 2016

Unicorn Awareness 15 of 155: Palantir Finds Fraud

September 13, 2016

Will the Trombones Ever Stop

September 13, 2016

I went on to Telegeography's site to find something worthy of noting about Internet Traffic and discovered that we are not yet done building the network of the future.  In effect where traffic is local is dropping in price as density creates competition, while where the backhaul is long the prices remain stable and in some cases monopolistic.

While in the major cities that have been hubs for traffics forever, such as NYC, LA, London, etc. A great majority of the ROW is still sending traffic to major centers that should remain local.

While it is great to talk about the cloud if the cloud ends up in a focal point like NAP of the Americas or some other IP Transit hub, the reality is that the Internet starts to loose it's redundancy.

We are already faced with service providers that have a tendency to want to "own" the traffic and keep on net what should be offloaded.

The funny thing is that wireless operators have come to begrudgingly accepted this fact and use Wi-Fi to maintain performance.

For IoT the use of MVNO's may be a beneficiary of these cost anomalies.  If you think about Kore's acquisition of Wyless and the specific mention of Sao Paulo, Brazil.









Unicorn Awareness 14 of 156: Xiaomi Zowie

September 5, 2016

The Bright Shiny Object Syndrome

September 4, 2016

The Nightly Unblackening of Comedy Central

August 18, 2016

Unicorn Awareness 13 of 150: Uber Alles

August 10, 2016

Unicorn Awareness 12 of 149 (again)

August 1, 2016

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