June 2018

Quotes of the Week 044

José María Álvarez-Pallete (Exec Chairman, Telefónica):

“For the first time, broadband revenues and services beyond connectivity represent more than half of the company's revenues”

Arun Bansal (Ericsson) on 4G capacity:

"in London between 20% and 30% of sites will run out of capacity next year. The only option is to use 5G to serve customers and reduce the costs"

Question at IEEE panel on “Future of Video Coding and Transmission”:

Quotes of the Week 043

Chamath Palihapitiya on the claim that Facebook is a platform:

"This isn't a platform. A platform is when the economic value of everybody that uses it, exceeds the value of the company that creates it. Then it's a platform"

Ben Thompson (Stratechery):

"This is ultimately the most important distinction between platforms and aggregators: platforms are powerful because they facilitate a relationship between 3rd-party suppliers and end users; aggregators, on the other hand, intermediate and control it"

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Stefano Gastaut (IoT Chief, Vodafone) on NB-IoT:

"We have had to make bets like this before. Big bets like NB-IoT are the business of telecoms"

Neville Ray (CTO T-Mobile):

"it will cost '$1.5 trillion' for any carrier to consider a nationwide rollout of millimeter wave 5G in the US"

Verizon on T-Mobile's claim for the first US mmW 5G data transmission:


Bill Morrow (CEO, NBN) on their cancelling of 100Mbps service for all: