Intervals to instants – The ultimate telecoms “game changer”

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – R. Buckminster Fuller The telecoms industry is facing a profound shift, comparable to digitisation in the 1970s and cellular in the 1990s. It is moving to networks that match supply to demand under […]

Truth is freedom – Living with “unreality collapse”

My life has involved a number of challenging situations where I had to pick between alternate and mutually exclusive realities being presented to me. Doing so has involved the pain of relinquishing a false reality. In the process of doing so, I have come to learn how to cope with “unreality collapse”, and indeed to […]

The Big Decision that every telco and equipment vendor faces

The user experience of packet networks is an instantaneous phenomenon. The common industry performance metrics fail to reflect this fact. As a result, we cannot adequately measure, model or manage the user experience. Are you ready for The Big Decision?

Why telecoms must overcome its culture of physicism

The telecoms business has built its success on the back on advances in physics. This is turning into a cultural liability as it becomes a component of a distributed computing services industry.

Martin’s May Day

It’s my birthday today, 1st May. I am still closer to the landmark nerd birthday of 32 rather than the next one at 64, but not by much. As it is my day of indulgence, I would like to ask for a gift from you.

Let’s build a new and better kind of Internet

The case for why the world needs my unwritten book, The Internet is Just a Prototype.

Greatest Hits 2012-2017

I have collated all my key content from the last five years into a single resource page.

The next ARM is a networking company

The smartphone revolution is only possible because we broke the trade-off of low power consumption and high performance. This was achieved through the application of superior science and elegant engineering. A similar jump awaits the networking industry, but only if we can nurture the new mathematics and architectures from obscurity to the mainstream.

We are all UMs on the journey of life

No matter how grown-up any of us is or feels, we are all vulnerable inside, and seek reassurance and refuge from worry. How can businesses up their game on engineering positive feelings and avoiding bad experiences? Maybe we can glean some insight from how airlines treat their most precious cargo, children travelling alone.

Does telecoms have a penis problem?

In a male-dominated industry run through hierarchical masculine domination games, the feminine gets squeezed out. This stains the telecoms industry with a residual “penis problem”.