Business Observations: November 11, 2008 Edition

Standard disclaimer: don’t take from my selections, ordering, headlines, etc. any indications of the interests or plans of my employer (if you do, you’ll undoubtedly be disappointed when they don’t play out.)

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One Response to “Business Observations: November 11, 2008 Edition”

  1. Some interesting selections this time, Russ. :)

    In one, “Redefining ‘Telco Grade’ for the Mobile Internet era,” the idea of needing to change or expand what is looked at to properly evaluate mobile connection quality definitely needs to be done.

    While I agree that much more than just the usual “Five 9’s,” QoS, and MOS measurements of voice connections need to be included to present valid numbers for a mobile connection, one must not lose track of the fact that first and foremost these modern handsets are still basic phones at heart.

    As a user, my FIRST consideration when looking at a new handset is quality, reliable voice communication. If the device (or network) cannot provide that, I need not go further. Any device or network that cannot meet that basic requirement does not deserve further consideration.

    Only if the network, RF section, modulation method, and audio quality are designed properly and offer high quality would I even consider looking beyond that to other features and functions in a hand-held communication device.

    For example, there are some very versatile, feature-packed devices on the market today that I have examined and rejected after one voice call – they just DO NOT make the grade as a basic wireless telephone so there is no need to even look at anything else they might do.

    These are, after all, cellPHONES. :)

    Thanks for making your blog available – I learn a lot from the various selections…


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