Quotes of the Week 029

Quotes of the Week 029

Ulrika Jägare (Ericsson) on their AI products impacting jobs:

"I see a significant impact in terms of reduced size [of telco organizations] and reskilling"

Chris Schmidt (Verizon) on 5G:

"(we) will be first with both fixed and mobile 5G in the US, starting with fixed 5G in the second half of this year and then moving to mobile 'as soon as possible'"

Mike Wright (Telstra) on 5G & CORD:

"(we) plan to close 2,500 local exchanges and repurpose remaining facilities as distributed, local data centers and build new data centers, to support 5G rollout"

Bruno Jacobfeuerborn (Deutsche Telekom) on 5G ORAN:

"RAN costs must fall by around 50% to make widespread 5G rollout economically viable. RAN technology currently accountS for about 70% of overall 5G spending"

Börje Ekholm (Ericsson's CEO ) on Cisco's vRAN announcment:

"The Open vRAN initiative is something we will need to look into… the partnership with Cisco has not delivered as originally hoped during the past couple of years"

Ajit Pai (Chairman, FCC) on 5G:

"We will need smart networks, not dumb pipes. Dumb pipes won't deliver smart cities. Dumb pipes won't enable millions of connected, self-driving cars to navigate the roads safely at the same time"

McKinsey on 5G network sharing analysis (European example):

"To proceed alone, network investments would have increase by up to 60% with a significant increase in operating expenses, doubling total costs from 2020 - 2025"

GSMA's 'Mobile Economy' report:

"Two-thirds of the world's mobile connections will be running on 4G and 5G networks by 2025"

Syed Rafiul Hussain on his joint paper showing vulnerabilities in LTE:

"Our paper discusses in detail how anyone can perform the attacks in practice"

Andre Fuetsch (CTO AT&T Labs) on their IoT strategy:

"We have the leading fiber position. Because at the end of the day, it's all about how fast you can get the bits off the air and onto the fiber"

Telenor ASA explaining their annual results:

"automation and digitization will deprive 6,000 employees of their jobs by the end of 2020"

Ben Thompson (Stratechery) on Dropbox's IPO:

"The question of which company controls the future of enterprise computing remains an open one. Is it Amazon via infrastructure, Microsoft via infrastructure and identity and email, Slack via chat? Google via all-of-the-above?"

Peter Gutman on CA emailing 23,000 private keys to it's CA vendor:

"I think 20 January 2017 was the last time I saw so much fail packed together in one place"

@kpkelleher on ICO projects:

"531 ICOs that appeared in 2017 have already vanished. Together, they raised $233mln"

Helal Saeed Almarri (DG Dubai Tourism) on launch of hotel blockchain:

"…aims to increase tourist numbers by offering more of Dubai's inventory in real-time, at the right price while allowing smaller players to have equal opportunity in attracting customers"

Professor Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson on Icelandic language versus the Internet:

"It's called 'digital minoritisation', when a majority language in the real world becomes a minority language in the digital world"

@swardley on Amazon's success:

"The ONLY reason that Amazon is as big as it is today and continuing to grow rather than being constrained is because competitor executives have utterly failed to adapt. This is not a market failure, it's a failure of executives"

@ginablaber on system design:

"Best thing to do as an architect: ask awkward problems.  Like: what problem are you really trying to solve?"