Author: Michael Voellinger

Sprint and T-Mobile: The Marriage of Figaro

Two underdogs in the wireless marketplace have announced their intent to marry, and the deal has all the makings of a brand new opera. From regulatory challenges to betting on 5G acceleration, it’s clear the transaction between T-Mobile and Sprint is chock full of opportunities, hurdles and drama. It’s also clear from the announcement that 80% shareholder Softbank has conceded the inevitable need for a transaction to benefit from their position in Sprint. T-Mobile will get a much needed infusion of subscribers, spectrum and infrastructure to accelerate growth and 5G deployment.

MQTT and ISO: A Step in the Right Direction

“To flourish,the IoT needs a community focused on building with standards, not just end to end solutions. MQTT is a critical part of solving that equation and an exciting step forward.”

Are we ready for the connected world?

“..the provocative issues that will emerge from connected artificial intelligence related to our mortality, morality and fundamental beliefs.”

Addressing Retail’s Black Hole with IoT

“there remains a “black hole” for retailers, brands and distributors – and that is understanding what’s happening on the floor between the stockroom and the consumers’ shopping cart”

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