Quotes of the Week 044

Quotes of the Week 044

José María Álvarez-Pallete (Exec Chairman, Telefónica):

“For the first time, broadband revenues and services beyond connectivity represent more than half of the company's revenues”

Arun Bansal (Ericsson) on 4G capacity:

"in London between 20% and 30% of sites will run out of capacity next year. The only option is to use 5G to serve customers and reduce the costs"

Question at IEEE panel on “Future of Video Coding and Transmission”:

“Is video coding dead? Some feel that, with the higher coding efficiency of the H.264/MPEG-4 . . . perhaps there is not much more to do. I must admit that I have heard this compression is dead argument at least four times since I started working in image and video coding in 1976”

Ericsson’s latest IoT forecast:

“there will be 3.5 billion IoT connections that use cellular technology by 2023 [after forecasting 1.8 billion over that timeframe as recently as November]”

ABIresearch on IoT connections:

"private LPWA networks [i.e. without the involvement of mobile networks] accounted for 93 per cent of connections in 2017"

Berg Insight on the global market for IoT device, mgmt & appls:

“was US$ 1.1bln in 2017; growing at a CAGR of 36.2%, total market value is expected to reach US$ 4.9bln in 2022”

Comcast on disabling their network throttling:

“(our) network is now strong enough that a congestion management system isn't needed"

McKinsey Global Institute study of 50 selected smart cities:

“cities have focused too much on the technology and too little on humans; smart phones are the door to the smart city, providing all the information at one's fingertips for health, traffic, safety and news”

@tiffanycli on using DNA companies like http://Ancestry.com or 23andMe:

“you give up not only your own genetic privacy, but that of your entire family. (It’s in the terms & conditions)”

VentureBeat on Google’s chatbot mimicry of real human speech like “uh”:

“what we can definitely say about those tics is that they are essentially API calls"

Jonny Schneider (ThoughtWorks):

"Design thinking is how we explore and solve problems; Lean is our framework for testing our beliefs and learning our way to the right outcomes; Agile is how we adapt to changing conditions with software"