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Death of the SIM card

Death of the SIM card?

One of the topics which came up in the ‘Digital Worker’ stream at the recent Telco 2.0 event was the role of the mobile operator and their SIM card. We asked Colin Mallett, our ‘analyst-in-residence’ for that session, and who spent many years working in R&D for BT, to share his thoughts with us: “10 years ago BT started looking …

Local connectivity

Local connectivity: under-explored opportunity?

We’re working on a series of posts that tie together a number of themes on the blog: * That operators need to understand the “value in existing products”: * Local non-cellular connectivity is going to be a critical part of building new value for both personal communications services as well as the Digital Home. * This local connectivity sets the …

Google tv recognition

Connectivity: It Ain’t What You Do…It’s The Way That You Do It

There has been a bout of mini-hysteria in response to the latest gizmo to come out from those clever chaps at Google Research. In what amounts to an academic paper (co-published with Michael Fink of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem), they describe how they can pick up the audio output from TV programmes on the microphone of a viewer’s laptop. …

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