Machinomics

5G: Big-Bang or Slow-Burn?

By Joe Hoffman / February 18, 2019
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5G: Big-Bang or Slow-Burn?  5G has arrived in the USA starting with 28GHz mmWave spectrum and spreading to sub-6GHz spectrum in the next few years. As did previous mobile generations,

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Two Takeaways from 5G Americas Keynote

By Joe Hoffman / October 14, 2018
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The 2018 5G Americas Analyst Forum was held in Dallas on October 10 – 11 to a well-attended crowd of industry analysts. I did not estimate the attendance, but the

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5G American Style!

By Joe Hoffman / September 14, 2018
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At the 2018 NYU/Nokia Brooklyn 5G Summit, Ericsson (among others) presented performance for 5G in mmWave spectrum. Here is a capture from one slide showing 5G cell site placement and

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In-Flight Communication: Wi-Fi vs. 5G is a Foregone Conclusion  

By Joe Hoffman / September 14, 2018
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5G hopefuls argue that it will change everything: bring US$trillions to GDP everywhere, and create jobs, jobs, and more jobs. According to an Accenture Smart Cities report, the US impact

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Qualcomm Technology Licensing: An Essential Business Model?

By Joe Hoffman / August 7, 2018
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On July 31, Qualcomm Technology Licensing, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, began a multi-day analyst session giving an update on the technology licensing business and demystified some of the misperceptions about

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India Standoff? Wi-Fi Choupal and Reliance Jio 4G

By Joe Hoffman / June 20, 2018
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Each year, June 20 is World Wi-Fi Day, the global initiative organized by the Wireless Broadband Alliance, and whose goal is to help bridge the digital divide. According to its

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WWWD: What Would Waymo Do?

By Joe Hoffman / May 9, 2018
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Arizona RoboCar crash videos raise more questions than answers. You can search for them, but here are links to videos on YouTube. The Horrifying Videos From the Tempe, Arizona Police

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Sprint and T-Mobile: Déjà vu All Over Again

By Joe Hoffman / May 3, 2018
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T-Mobile US and Sprint have quite an “interesting” history, at least as far as M&A is concerned. AT&T Eyed T-Mobile  T-Mobile US has had quite an “interesting” history, at least

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Qualcomm Wireless Edge Services & Crypto-IoT

By Joe Hoffman / February 15, 2018
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On Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2018, Qualcomm issued a flurry of new product announcements. Previously revealed to the telecom analyst community at Qualcomm 5G day, one item that might escape

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Disruptive Innovation: Outernet vs SiriusXM®

By Joe Hoffman / January 17, 2018
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The study of disruptive innovation has held corporate fascination since Clayton Christensen’s publication of Innovator’s Dilemma in 1997.  All too often, the “Disruptive Innovation” term is applied when “Sustaining Innovation”

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