Alex Lawrence

Edge of Tomorrow? NTT Busy Reinventing Network Business Models

This week has seen a string of announcements from Japan’s NTT. IN this article we put together a couple of them – is there a grand strategy discernible linking short and long term business evolution?

WRC’s Long-Term Impact – A View From Behind the Scenes

Last year’s WRC was the focus of much speculation. While everyone walked away declaring a win, what’s the truth behind the scenes? We talk with River Advisers’ Katherine Gizinski.

Saying HaLow To A New IoT Contender

6GWorld explores the significance and impact of the WBA’s ambitious new white paper on Wi-Fi HaLow. With next steps in its progress already mapped out, can it deliver compared to existing IoT solutions?

Can 6G Learn the Lessons of IoT?

Can 6G Learn the Lessons of IoT?

6G faces some demands which haven’t faced previous generations; for coverage, and for intelligence at a lower carbon footprint. While these are new for a 3GPP generation, IoT has some experience with this.

Operators – Intelligent Partners In The 2020s?

Operators – Intelligent Partners In The 2020s?

As the telecoms world starts moving increasingly to more open and collaborative models to build services, propositions and revenue streams, strategies and philosophies for partnering will become increasingly significant for success. This is, unfortunately, an area where the telecoms industry has tended to do badly, from the desire to control walled gardens of services in the days before 3G to the modern day. Are there ways we can do better as an industry?

One Touch Switching and the Legacy Pandora’s Box

One Touch Switching and the Legacy Pandora’s Box

The UK regulator Ofcom has recently faced a battle with British broadband providers. While the details are UK-specific, the issues are ones which many in the industry globally will recognise. The challenge? Legacy technologies which are fundamental to the working of the telecoms system.

Trust and the Ethics of Future Networks

Trust and the Ethics of Future Networks

The ITU, ATIS Next G Alliance, the European Commission and others have all placed the idea not only of secure systems, but trustworthy systems, at the heart of their plans for the next generation of telecoms.

While security by design is a big ask, “trust” may be a bigger one.

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