One of the Best Ways to understand telecom

I’ve been covering the industry since 1999, always trying to get closer to the truth. I’ve learned the best. If you’re trying to understand telecom, I’m always happy to exchange ideas without charge. Consulting rates are fair. Dave Burstein daveb@dslprime.com

Don’t Believe The Hype

  • Nothing is a bigger scam than 5G. Latency is little improved from 4G. 5G: It still does nothing important. The 5G Emperor has no clothes.
  • Open RAN will probably be a good thing, but sales will be modest for years. Still many challenges. Nokia & Ericsson blocking essential interop testing.
  • Telco Edge Networks are minuscule outside Asia.
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Maybe Believe: Ones to watch

  • Accelercomm Professor Rob Maunder improves wireless performance through better coding software
  • Tarana Wireless Andrea Goldsmith tells me wireless has plenty of room for improvement. Tarana claims to have done it, with $100 million in sales to prove it.
  • Positron Access G.hn works well. It’s a very fast and cheap way to use existing wires to connect fiber to the basement or wireless to the rooftop
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Network Slicing: So far, few will buy (Q)

Network Slicing: So far, few will buy (Q)

Network slicing “still remains many years away in most markets. A very complicated undertaking” @DHSchoolar @disruptivedean points out ” I …
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Ericsson & Verizon: Fiber not required for 5G

Ericsson & Verizon: Fiber not required for 5G

This article is for the EU leader, central to tens of billions of subsidies, who said “Of course, 5G requires …
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Don't Believe The Hype

Don’t Believe The Hype

Nothing is a bigger scam than 5G. Latency is little improved from 4G. 5G: It still does nothing important. The …
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Hans Vestberg: Liar of the month for false latency claims

Hans Vestberg: Liar of the month for false latency claims

Nope Verizon’s “low latency” 5G Edge network is specified at 20-35 ms. Its 4G network averages ~32 ms. That’s an …
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World’s Best 5G Network Starts Building in New York

Gigabit 5G is millimeter wave but the reach is closer to 100 meters than 1000 meters. To get the gigabit …
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Maybe Believe: Ones to watch

Maybe Believe: Ones to watch

Accelercomm Professor Rob Maunder improves wireless performance through better coding softwareTarana Wireless Andrea Goldsmith tells me wireless has plenty of …
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We're Already Watching All The TV We Want. Traffic growth was clobbered

We’re Already Watching All The TV We Want. Traffic growth was clobbered

People mostly are not watching more or higher-bandwidth video. Video is about 70% of traffic, Ergo: Unless something crazy happens, …
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China reaching 2,000,000 5G Cells

China reaching 2,000,000 5G Cells

China had 1,968,000 5G base stations at the end of July and should reach 2,000,000 in August. I believe that …
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Huawei, China Top Euro Patents

Huawei, China Top Euro Patents

DPMA, the official German patent office, finds “China more and more innovative in digital technologies. In the promising field of …
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"World's Best 5G Network?" Stealthily Building in New York

“World’s Best 5G Network?” Stealthily Building in New York

Link5G has begun installing 32-foot poles around New York City for 5G networks. Putting one of these on essentially every …
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