Carl Ford : 4G: For Generations to Come
Carl Ford

Are You Busy or Productive?

Everyone is busy. Super busy. So busy. But are you productive? Are you stepping closer to your goals? Or just running...

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Coming of the Mobile Advertising Age

Many of you probably know about the yearly Internet Trends report that comes out from Mary Meeker.  There is always a lot...

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Procera Helps Carriers Shape Even Encrypted Traffic

One of the biggest challenges for network operators is certainly dealing with the growth of network traffic in a margin-compression environment. Video...

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MultiTech Intros New 4G-LTE Cat 1 and LoRa Solutions

For anyone who worked with PCs during the 1980s they remember MultiTech as a major player in the world of modems. In...

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Cybersecurity and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

There are perhaps four major cybersecurity incidents in my mind which are world-changing. The first is the OPM data breach which allowed...

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Value-Added Services in the VoLTE World - Enterprises

From an enterprise value-added services perspective, voice conferencing could be a good one.  Enterprises still need to host conferences, so conferences that...

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Value-Added Services in the VoLTE World - Leveraging the Device

Looking at the subscriber from a different perspective, that is, one who is going to use the mobile device as an on-ramp...

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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

Unicorn Awareness 11 of 148: WiFiMaster

July 14, 2016

Unicorn Awareness 10 of 149: Kuaidi Dache

June 29, 2016

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