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The Year the Mobile Telephone Lost its Way

The Year the Mobile Telephone Lost its Way

Posted 31 December 2011 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Year the Mobile Telephone Lost its Way

As we look back on a momentous 2011 it will be remembered for many  transformational events and well down on in this list will be the tipping point when the old mobile telephone industry lost its mobile leadership crown to the IT industry. The headlines over 2011 map out the big events…

Technology and  the English Riots

Technology and the English Riots

Posted 31 August 2011 | By | Categories: Disaster Planning, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Technology and the English Riots

Facebook, Twitter and the Blackberry messenger services have been under the spot light for their use in the English riots and the temporary loss of police control of our street What has largely escaped public scrutiny is the role of old technology (television) in triggering the parallel riots outside of London and stretching police resources to their limit. If technology is causing a shift of competitive advantage between the mass law breaking and law enforcement (the police) it is important that we look at the technology landscape as a whole and not just the bits that excite public interest.

Middle East, Modern Communications and Chaos Theory

Middle East, Modern Communications and Chaos Theory

Posted 01 March 2011 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Middle East, Modern Communications and Chaos Theory

Just exactly what has been the role of the various modern communications technologies and should we all be sharing the universal assumption that the role of the Internet (Face Book and Twitter in particular) in these political events has been a force of enlightenment and therefore a good thing? Without doubt repressive regimes around the world will be studying this question with some urgency.

The wrong sort of WiFi

The wrong sort of WiFi

Posted 30 January 2011 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 1 Comment

We are at one of those turning points in mobile network history regarding the future direction of super fast mobile broadband (delivered user speeds of 10 to 100 Mbits/s). There are good technical reasons to see WiFi as a key building block but not if customer encryption gets in the way of aggregating millions of WiFi coverage cells into semi-contiguous mobile coverage…

Is Mobile Regulation only about draining profits from the Mobile Phone Companies

Is Mobile Regulation only about draining profits from the Mobile Phone Companies

Posted 28 February 2010 | By | Categories: Mobile Intrastructure, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is Mobile Regulation only about draining profits from the Mobile Phone Companies

There have been three major changes of regulatory structure for the mobile phone industry over the past 30 years…a new structure every 10 years. Next year is the 10th anniversary since the 2003 Communications Act gave Ofcom a primary duty to further the interests of citizens in relation to communications matters and…where appropriate by promoting competition. It is timely to look at the powers and duties of Ofcom to see if they are “fit for purpose” for the next 10 years.