Category Telecoms

The blur

I’ve obviously been very bad at keeping my blog up to date. I was originally going to tackle the last few months (literally August-December) as themes rather than chronologically. But then the workload required to do that was too extreme and, to be honest, much of what I wanted to talk about I can still […]

WBA London 2015

Ahhh the Wireless Broadband Alliance. I remember very well my first WBA in San Francisco when I was so green I probably didn’t know what capacity and termination meant in a telco sense. That event was a bit like drinking water from a firehose. I made some friends who remain friends, colleagues, confidants to this […]

Harare

“If I tell you I’m good, probably you will say I’m boasting. But if I tell you I’m not good, you’ll know I’m lying.” ― Bruce Lee Autumn has always been my favourite time of year. The heat of summer, which can be so freeing, can also be quite oppressive at times. Perhaps it’s that […]

The calm & the storm

One of my favourite recent Tweets: “When everything comes together at the same time, it’s either perfect or a perfect storm.” There are many tempests in teapots, and it is sometimes very easy to get overwhelmed: with good, with bad, with fear, with excitement, with boredom. I’ve also noticed many times over the years that […]

Cooking Lessons

Sometimes I feel a bit like a modern-day Cassandra. Some of my ideas have definitely been ahead of their time and for others I am most definitely in the wrong market. But what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and you have to sharpen the knife to survive, right? One of the people that I […]

Africacom 2014

Africacom is like a high school reunion. At least in my world where telecoms is like high school. Except this time around I’m one of the cool kids. I suppose the main thing that happened in November was that I started to lose patience. Not in a bad way, but it definitely started to happen. […]

Goliath Never Had a Chance

Or so my mother told me, anyway. Makes sense, actually. Wearing a giant set of armour so you can barely move makes you unable to manoeuvre. Now little David could literally run circles around him and attack from far away. Who do you think is going to win in that sort of setup? This is, […]