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August 2018 | By Dean Bubley @ Disruptive Analysis
Would eSIM really make roaming easier or cheaper?
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Would eSIM really make roaming easier or cheaper?
 

So until a couple of years ago, this meant that I had a large collection of local mobile SIM cards I'd bought in various countries. Typically, I'd use them in a spare phone, so I could keep me normal phone on my home SIM to get inbound SMS or missed voice-call notifications. I'd also often use the second phone as a WiFi tether for my primary iPhone.

 

 

Dean Bubley

Founder and Director at

Disruptive Analysis

 

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June 2018 | By Dean Bubley @ Disruptive Analysis
Telecom regulation and blockchain - is #RegTech the killer application?
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Telecom regulation and blockchain - is #RegTech the killer application?
 

Innovation in Regulation Technology, or RegTech, is already a huge domain, especially in sectors like financial services and healthcare. Historic methods for regulatory enforcement, from money-laundering rules, to certification of professionals, have often used reams of paperwork and had cumbersome processes. There is a huge need for automation, better provision of security and authentication, and simpler online access to regulatory resources and approval.

 

 

Dean Bubley

Founder and Director at

Disruptive Analysis

 

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May 2018 | By Dean Bubley @ Disruptive Analysis
Network-based Edge-Computing: Overhyped & Underpowered?
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Network-based Edge-Computing: Overhyped & Underpowered?
 

I keep hearing that Edge Computing is the next big thing - and specifically, in-network edge computing models such as MEC. (See here for a list of all the different types of "edge"). 

I hear it from network vendors, telcos, some consultants, blockchain-based startups and others. But, oddly, very rarely from developers of applications or devices.

 

 

Dean Bubley

Founder and Director at

Disruptive Analysis

 

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March 2018 | By Dean Bubley @ Disruptive Analysis
Telco Use-Cases for AI: A simple categorisation model
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Telco Use-Cases for AI: A simple categorisation model
 
The coming years will see the application of AI technology across all sectors of the economy and life. The telecoms industry is no different. Although I’ve been commenting on telco-sector AI in the context of “TelcoFuturism” for some time (link), and co-ran a workshop on it in May 2017 (link), the last few months have seen a notable upswing in interest. I’d say that the public use-cases now seem to be significantly in advance of those for blockchain, in terms of potentially-transformational technologies.

 

 

Dean Bubley

Founder and Director at

Disruptive Analysis

 

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February 2018 | By Dean Bubley @ Disruptive Analysis
Update: Telecom & Network Cryptocurrencies, Tokens & ICOs
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Update: Telecom & Network Cryptocurrencies, Tokens & ICOs
 

Back in August I wrote a post on blockchain-based ICOs and tokens/coins for the telecoms space (link). Quite a lot has happened since then - including a huge boom in Bitcoin and "AltCoin" valuations and public awareness - so I thought an update was useful. 

 

In a nutshell - there's a growing number of telecom/networking "coins" available, with a wide variety of concepts, team backgrounds and business models. Some are very interesting, but some others are... let's say, "ambitious". And a few look like utter nonsense, seemingly lacking understanding of the relevant technology or marketplace dynamics. It's possible there's a couple of outright scams as well.

 

 

Dean Bubley

Founder and Director at

Disruptive Analysis

 

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January 2018 | By Dean Bubley @ Disruptive Analysis
5G & IoT? We need to talk about latency
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5G & IoT? We need to talk about latency
 

Much of the discussion around the rationale for 5G – and especially the so-called “ultra-reliable” high QoS versions – centres on minimising network latency. Edge-computing architectures like MEC also focus on this. The worthy goal of 1 millisecond roundtrip time is often mentioned, usually in the context of applications like autonomous vehicles with snappy responses, AR/VR headsets without nausea, the “tactile Internet” and remote drone/robot control.

 

 

Dean Bubley

Founder and Director at

Disruptive Analysis

 

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October 2017 | By Dean Bubley @ Disruptive Analysis
In-building wireless coverage for 5G, IoT, WiFi & beyond: New challenges ahead
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In-building wireless coverage for 5G, IoT, WiFi & beyond: New challenges ahead
 

I've recently focused on the critical enablers of wireless evolution, as we go towards 5G, IoT, gigabit WiFi and other technologies, especially in the enterprise.

As well as spectrum - which I've covered extensively in recent months - deploying in-building coverage is going to be another issue. This often gets overlooked by mobile strategists and policy-makers, despite its importance.

 

 

Dean Bubley

Founder and Director at

Disruptive Analysis

 

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September 2017 | By Dean Bubley @ Disruptive Analysis
Reinventing Telcos - a preview of my ITU World panel session
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Reinventing Telcos - a preview of my ITU World panel session
 

On the 27th of September, I’m moderating a panel discussion at the ITU World 2017 conference in Busan, South Korea, on the theme of “The transformation of telecom operators: reinventing telcos.”
The session will touch on four or five key areas:

  • Innovation
  • Regulation
  • Industry coordination
  • Technology catalysts

 

 

Dean Bubley

Founder and Director at

Disruptive Analysis

 

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September 2017 | By Dean Bubley @ Disruptive Analysis
Sensors: implications for wireless connectivity & video communications
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Sensors: implications for wireless connectivity & video communications
 

A couple of weeks ago I went to Sensors Expo 2017 in San Jose. This topic is slightly outside my normal beat, but fits with my ongoing interest in "telcofuturism", especially around the intersection of IoT, networks and AI. It also dovetails well with recent writing I've done on edge computing, a webinar and paper on IoT+video for client Dialogic, and an upcoming report I'll be writing on LPWAN for my Future of the Network research stream at STL Partners.

 

 

Dean Bubley

Founder and Director at

Disruptive Analysis

 

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August 2017 | By Dean Bubley @ Disruptive Analysis
Bonded Multi-Network Wireless & Mobile SD-WAN is Coming
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Bonded Multi-Network Wireless & Mobile SD-WAN is Coming
 

The key enabler has been the software used to combine multiple connections – either to bond them together, send traffic via differential connections based on type or speed, add security and cloud-management functions, or offer arbitrage capabilities of varying sorts. It has also disrupted network operators hoping to offer NFV- and SDN-services alongside access: if only a fraction of the traffic goes through that operator’s core, while the rest breaks-out straight to the Internet, or via a different carrier, it’s difficult to add valuable functionality with network software.

 

 

Dean Bubley

Founder and Director at

Disruptive Analysis

 

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