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How will TV transform in the next 8 years?

Fast forward to 2020. What will “watching TV” be like then? How will we consume television content – what devices will be best suited for consuming TV 8 years from now? And what might the commercial business models for TV … Continue reading

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Are mobile network operators losing the battle for subscriber ownership?

Is the network operator-owned SIM card the final frontier in the battle for ownership of the subscriber relationship before we will see a truly globalised network of virtual network operators (VNOs) emerge? Just what is the potential impact of the … Continue reading

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How much longer until you can download your preferred Mobile Network operator from an App Store?

It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds… downloading your preferred Mobile Network operator as an application is closer than you think. Over the past 5 years alone we’ve witnessed an incredible shift in intelligence from networks to devices; a shift … Continue reading

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First-hand Experiences of watching a FIFA World Cup Game in 3D

Having attended some live World Cup games at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban last month, I was intrigued to see several of the eight FIFA 3D cameras and equipment placed at various points around the pitch. These first-generation 3D … Continue reading

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A Look Back at How Apps Have Shifted from Networks to Phones

Been giving some thought recently to how the proliferation of packet-based mobile networks coupled with increasing levels of capability on mobile phones has resulted in the balance of power shifting from telco networks to end-user devices. This is certainly not … Continue reading

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Foreseeing the impact of “Super-Convergence”

Imagine a world, perhaps as soon as 15-20 years from today, in which the Internet, Telecommunications, and Cybernetic Research industries have converged. This is “Super-Convergence”: convergence across industries that will unleash forms of communication that are unimaginable in today’s terms. … Continue reading

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Hi and Welcome to this blog!

Firstly, thank you for taking the time to visit this site, which I hope might become an active forum for like-minded telecommunications futurists to share some radical thoughts, ideas and views of where we are headed. And it’s not just … Continue reading

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