Inside Job

Posted on July 22, 2015

Three UK’s Director of Network and Strategy wants business and venue owners to help plug holes in indoor connectivity. But availability of Wi-Fi is not the problem for mobile operators; what they need is a means of interacting with a hugely fragmented resource and the ability to manage the user’s experience as they do on the mobile network.

Are mobile operators cutting the mustard?

Posted on July 16, 2015

Today, millions of smartphone users on post-paid tariffs pay for a bundle of mobile data every month, some of which they don’t consume. At the end of the billing cycle the unused allowance, like mustard on a plate, is simply wiped away.

Adaptability is power: Battery life and Wi-Fi

Posted on July 10, 2015

Wi-Fi radios come in for a lot of stick in terms of smartphone battery life — not without good reason. If a Wi-Fi radio is on all day it will act as its nature dictates; constantly seeking opportunities to connect, and sucking up the battery as it does so. Sometimes nature needs a little help — and, as always, adaptability is the key.

Why Wait Five Long Years for 2020 Vision?

Posted on June 8, 2015

SK Telecom has identified five areas in which 5G must deliver marked improvements over the current smartphone connectivity experience. But operators need to act now to improve that experience, and Connectivity First represents the opportunity to introduce some of the ideas behind 5G today.

The Drive for Connectivity

Posted on May 1, 2015

The notion of “being mobile” now has more to do with connectivity than cars, and there are signs that this digital freedom is having an impact on the traditional longing to drive the open road.

First Words: The New Language of Wireless Marketing

Posted on April 16, 2015

Control language and you can maintain order. This observation was made by George Orwell in his cautionary novel 1984 — a year in which, as it happened in reality, the first sale of a handheld mobile p…

Wi-Fi Calling for Change

Posted on April 13, 2015

By giving customers Wi-Fi calling capabilities mobile operators are showing they understand that a truly comprehensive wireless connectivity service can only be created through the integration of cellular and Wi-Fi access.

Welcome to Connectivity World Congress…?

Posted on March 5, 2015

Someone visiting this show for the first time, with no preconceived ideas, might well find themselves wondering why it’s still called “Mobile World Congress”. Such a variety of industries, application…

Connectivity First: An Operator Census

Posted on March 4, 2015

Mobile operators are not alone in providing wireless connectivity. And as end users’ connectivity options become more diverse, mobile operators must seek out new ways to keep themselves relevant. Mobi…