06 Apr Who Will Win The U.S. 5G Race?

The race for 5G is heating up! At Mobile World Congress 2018, each of the U.S. tier one carriers announced their 5G plans. Let’s look at each of the specific announcements and I will share my perspective and analysis. AT&T:  Has its promise of a 5G “evolution” delivered or confused the market? AT&T  has been […]

05 Apr Aruba Aims To Digitize The Workplace And Make It Smarter

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Aruba Networks   I recently had the opportunity to spend time with Aruba at its annual user event, Atmosphere 2018, which took place last week in Las Vegas. Best known for its wireless networking capabilities, the company has always been focused on delivering an enhanced user experience with integrated functionality, such as wayfinding and asset […]

09 Mar Huawei Delivers A Comprehensive Networking Portfolio At MWC 2018

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Huawei corporate logo While Huawei is an enigma in the United States, it is well-known throughout other parts of the world. Founded by Ren Zhengfei in 1987, the company has grown from its humble beginnings in Shenzhen, Guangdong China to become a global powerhouse in integrated communications, wireless infrastructure, smartphones, and enterprise networking. I spent […]

06 Mar Did Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2018 Deliver?

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In my pre-show article, I posed a question: Would Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC18) deliver on the event organizer GSMA’s promise of a better wireless future? Now that MWC18 is behind us and I’ve recovered from my jetlag, I’d like to offer my recap of the show. Overall, I believe MWC18 lived up to the […]

20 Feb Can Mobile World Congress Barcelona Deliver A Better Wireless Future?

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GSMA   “Creating a better future” is the mantra for this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. From February 26th through March 1st, over 100,000 attendees are expected to descend upon the picturesque city for the premier wireless tradeshow. Their end-goal? To learn more about the latest in wireless devices, infrastructure, and services—and enjoy […]

15 Feb Does T-Mobile Have What It Takes To Attack The Enterprise?

T-Mobile US Inc. seems to be on fire in recent history. The “un-carrier,” as it bills itself, came out of the FCC auction last year winning an impressive amount of spectrum for future 5G deployment. Financial performance continues to be strong as the company adds subscribers and profit to its bottom line. CEO John Legere […]

01 Feb The Super Bowl Promises To Deliver A Super Mobile Experience

This Sunday’s Super Bowl LII promises to be an exciting match up, pitting the New England Patriots against the Philadelphia Eagles. Last year’s game brought in over $400 million in TV advertising revenue for Fox , and thirty second spots for the upcoming game have reached an astronomical $5 million. The NFL , tier one […]

30 Jan Could Cisco Be One Step Closer In Delivering Its Network Intuitive Vision?

It seems like intent-based networking is on the lips of every C-level executive and IT administrator these days. It’s not necessarily a new concept—it’s just been slapped with a slick new marketing term (not unlike other technical platforms of the past, I might add). I’ve written about intent-based networking from several perspectives and you can […]

25 Jan Can The Movie ‘Tommy Boy’ Teach The Value Of Network Assurance?

I’ve written quite extensively on intent-based networking in the past. There are many vendors that own various subsets of the topology such as orchestration, translation, validation and optimization. Others, such as Cisco Systems with its “Network Intuitive” strategy, are endeavoring to take a more comprehensive and closed-loop approach, including all these elements to automate the […]

10 Jan 2018 Predictions: Sprint Wins 5G Race — Ericsson And Nokia Merge

As a technology analyst, I’m often asked what I do for a living. Simply stated, I get paid to provide my opinion on the sectors that I cover. That’s a dream job for me—just ask my friends and family if I ever fail to give my opinion or shy away from a debate! What’s really […]

14 Dec Fixed 5G, The Prequel: Starring AT&T And Verizon Wireless

I’m a Star Wars nerd and this week brings the release of the latest installment to the franchise, The Last Jedi. Before Disney took the helm, George Lucas kept us all confused with prequels and sequels. When it comes to 5G, one thing is certain—“fixed” 5G is the prequel to mobile broadband 5G network rollouts, […]

04 Dec Ericsson Vs Huawei: Who’s Winning The 5G Race?

There are many players in the wireless infrastructure space, all battling it out for their stake in future 5G networks. However, two of particularly significant scale and market presence are Ericssonand Huawei . Will one conquer overall? Today I wanted to dive a little deeper into that question. Does financial endurance to invest in 5G […]

30 Nov Amazon AWS And Xilinx: A Progress Report

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Amazon.com has built a formidable position in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud (AWS EC2), and it is hoping to extend that position to applications that benefit from acceleration using GPUs and FPGAs. FPGAs are relatively difficult to program, and the cloud leader is laying the foundation to simplify […]

16 Nov Could Quantum Networking Be The Next Big (IT) Thing?

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Quantum networking In the past, I’ve written about intent-based networking and its capability to ensure a higher level of security through artificial intelligence (AI), predictive analysis, automation and orchestration. You can find the article here, if interested. I recently had the opportunity to visit the AT&T Foundry innovation lab located in the heart of Silicon […]

02 Nov VMware Goes Deeper Into Networking With VeloCloud Acquisition

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VeloCloud corporate logo Today, VMware announced its intent to acquire start-up VeloCloud Networks. Founded in 2012 in Mountain View, CA , VeloCloud, has raised a significant amount of venture capital over the past five years due mostly to the company’s success in the software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) space. The start-up would bring nearly 1,000 […]

27 Oct Would A T-Mobile/Sprint Marriage Be A Match Made In Heaven?

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Over the past month, the rumor mill has been grinding again about a possible merger between T-Mobile and Sprint Corporation. The plot thickened this week as both companies reported strong earnings but did not hold their typical investor calls. I wanted to dive a little deeper into the speculation and offer my take. A tale […]

19 Oct The AT&T Foundry Is On A Mission: Business Transformation

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  AT&T company logo Most dictionaries define a foundry as a place that facilitates the act, process, or art of casting molten metal. It’s an interesting name choice for AT&T ’s innovation labs, but I get the analogy. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the first AT&T  Foundry facility, which was opened in Plano, […]

06 Oct Can Intent-Based Networking Solve The Data Breach Pandemic?

These days, it seems like there’s news of a new data breach almost daily. Has the move from on-premise to disaggregated computing and cloudification accelerated the problem? Are IT staff simply ill-equipped and over their heads when it comes to managing network security? I’ve written about intent-based networking in the past, which you can read […]

28 Sep There’s No Easy Button For Wireless Telco Digital Transformation

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Easy button I’ve been in the technology industry for nearly thirty years. It’s been an interesting ride—one that has taken me from personal computing, wireless infrastructure, semiconductors to software and more. Much of that path has been paved with buzz words and semi-cryptic terminology that often requires a decoder ring. The same goes for the […]

12 Sep The World’s Largest Telco Brand You Might Not Know

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Huawei Connect 2017 I had the opportunity to attend Huawei Connect in Shanghai last week. The iconic Chinese company (pronounced “wa-weigh,” by the way—many mispronounce the company’s name) established its roots in the southern city of Shenzhen in 1987, with a modest investment of 21,000 RMB (or $3,400 USD). Incubated in the first of five […]