* Posts by John Simpson

4 posts • joined 31 Aug 2007

Outrage over Nokia factory closure

John Simpson

Northern Ireland effect

Deja Vu, happened regularly - period up - factory closed - contents move to lower cost country.

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Eircom moves closer to split

John Simpson

Separate Infrastructure from Sales - excellent - BT should take notice

Seperation will result in better competition not less as the infrastructure should allow direct wholesale access from other operators without digging up so many roads. All this without Offcom's forced conversion of BT Operreach to OpenAccess.

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Nokia pays $8bn for Navteq

John Simpson

Only a matter of time

Once TomTom bought Navteq's little brother (TeleAtlas) it was wait and see who had deeper pockets, 2008 onwards the competition will be Nokia V TomTom. I wonder how long it will be before Nokia buys Garmin?

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Earthlink's city-wide Wi-Fi ambitions fade into thin air

John Simpson

Wi-Fi / Wi-Max The Lemming Approach

To use a wide area approach requires a non line of sight approach and at a frequency that allows entry to buildings, I've been involved for the last 3 years supplying the Tier 1 backhaul for the i-Burst project in Belfast and tested a usable link at 12kms in a hotel bedroom, set in a hollow behind trees. It just works, hotel room or in-car wherever. Because it uses PDSN it allows both billing and easy cell transfer. System Software currently allows a real 2Mb download with 8Mb in development. The aerial is a 2cm flip on a PC card, personally I would leave the lamp posts for the dogs.

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