Are you following the progress of #eSIM?

I believe eSIM will be a significant change agent for the Mobile industry. I’ve posted many eSIMs updates.

I evaluated eSIMs for a client during 2018. We concluded that the time was not yet right to add an eSIM to the client’s product, and selected a traditional form factor instead.

At that time, I though eSIM would become mainstream within 12-18 months.

That was 9 months ago. And although progress is coming, resistance, primarily from MNO, continues to slow things down.

I recently spoke with Rune Holbech of Nordic eSIM. I wanted to better understand his view of the eSIM opportunity, and of the Nordic eSIM platform.

I was quite impressed with Rune’s knowledge and with the commercial penetration of Nordic eSIM. The eSIM platform space can expect to grow along with M2M and IoT and IIoT, so Nordic eSIM seems well-positioned as the industry matures.

Who do you follow to improve your understanding of eSIM?

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Least Cost Routing Delivers for Cellular Operator

Bangkok Beach Telecom recently has been working with a North American Tier 3 Mobile operator to lower their cost to deliver long distance calls. The operator felt they had already done much to optimize these costs using their own in-house tools. We proposed using our Least Cost Routing┬á model (LCR) to see if these costs could be further lowered. We charge nothing to determine the potential savings LCR may yield, and going forward is up to the operator.┬á This operator was quite surprised to learn that a further 50% reduction in their average cost per MOU was achievable. Continue reading “Least Cost Routing Delivers for Cellular Operator”

WordPress Upgrade Scheduled March 28th

The TeleTips WordPress installations has gotten a tad out of date so we’ll be upgrading that software. We hope to keep the site live during the transition. Matt Mulleweg and crew have done a tremendous job of making upgrades as easy as possible, so some unusual artifacts might be noticed. We will try to make this as painless as possible. Thanks for your understanding.

Reviewing Contracts for Content and Approval

Frequently contracts for adding products, services and for changing service providers must be processed. The ability to read, understand and negotiate such contracts is essential to becoming an effective manager.

First, it is absolutely necessary to become comfortable reading contracts and understanding their meaning. Certainly contract language is not the same as that which one might use with friends or family. And it’s hardly typical of many office conversations either. But it is what it is, so just get over it. Many of the commonly used terms and phrases in contract law are the result of years of accumulated court decisions and previous contract experience. These days many contracts are the Frankensteinian products of unbridled copy and paste. (Try comparing your various roaming agreements for similarities.) Continue reading “Reviewing Contracts for Content and Approval”

How does Mobile Broadband work?

Today’s web is full of articles and discussion about Mobile Broadband. We like to read Om Malik, whose crew of subject matter experts frequently add value on the topic. But what exactly is Mobile Broadband? How do wireless operators provide it? What makes it fast? Or slow? We’ve implemented stat-of-the-art 3G Mobile Broadband for a tier 3 regional CDMA operator in the US, and we’ll be providing insight into how this fiendishly complicated technology works, and what, if anything, you might do to improve your experience. Continue reading “How does Mobile Broadband work?”