FISAgate and the looming tech and media omnipocalypse

History is on the march, and unprecedented events are unfolding. The uncovering of epic corruption in the USA has big consequences for the TMT sector.

Your capacity planning rules are backwards (so let’s fix them)

Every single telco has got the cause and effect between its network metrics and user experience backwards. Fixing this can easily save a lot of money.

Social media vs citizen messaging: a lost opportunity?

At some point we will have to progress beyond SMS for “government-to-citizen” messaging. This is an opportunity to solve some longstanding problems.

The Great Awakening

Our civilisation is going through a transformative period, where we become aware of deep deceptions and painful truths.

Vodafone positions ∆Q as the solution to “next-generation quality”

Telecoms is reorienting itself from selling bandwidth (i.e. quantity) to managed latency (i.e. quality), as a new Vodafone website article demonstrates.

Why telecoms business transformation is hard

Telecoms is one of the last industries to move from a “supply push” model to a “demand pull” one. We’re lagging because the task is particularly hard.

Conference report Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications 2017

I blagged my way into the rather good #URLLC2017 today. Here’s a quick synopsis of what’s going on, and my take on it, together with notes on each talk.

Why 5G is in trouble (and how to fix it)

5G has lots of clever radio engineers making a better radio network. There’s nothing wrong with that. Just the key constraint now lies elsewhere.

Vodafone publishes high-fidelity network measurements using ∆Q metrics

Vodafone has published network data using state-of-the-art high-fidelity measurement and ∆Q metrics. I highlight some of the key slides.

Fundamentals of Network Performance handbook now on sale

The distilled insight of the world’s top network performance experts is now available for purchase in handbook form. All profits go to a good cause.