Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Friday Review: Woe 2

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 22 February 13

U.K. LTE auction could prove to be a missed opportunity for Telefonica's local unit; plus a look ahead to next week's MWC.

Today, anyone can be a winner of sorts, provided they show up with a plucky, give-it-a-go, can-do attitude. It doesn't matter anymore whether you finish first or last, or if you can draw well or not, everyone gets a medal, or it all gets stuck on the fridge with a gold star for effort, an A+ for attitude, and a big fat dollop of schmaltz. Sickening. Which is why it was a refreshing change to see some good old-fashioned winners and losers this week, when Ofcom revealed the results of its belated and highly-anticipated LTE auction. Now, my attitude could be indicative of a certain lack of prowess during childhood in the fields of sports, academia, and art. Or, it might just be that I'm suffering from Mobile World Congress burn-out when I haven't so much as sipped any Sangria yet (more on MWC 2013 later). Anyway, back to the auction, and poor MLL Telecom and PCCW-owned HKT failed to secure any spectrum whatsoever, and will have to come up with new grand plans for shaking up the U…

Today, anyone can be a winner of sorts, provided they show up with a plucky, give-it-a-go, can-do attitude. It doesn't matter anymore whether you finish first or last, or if you can draw well or not, everyone gets a medal, or it all gets stuck on the fridge with a gold star for effort, an A+ for attitude, and a big fat dollop of schmaltz. Sickening. Which is why it was a refreshing change to see some good old-fashioned winners and losers this week, when Ofcom revealed the results of its belated and highly-anticipated LTE auction. Now, my attitude could be indicative of a certain lack of prowess during childhood in the fields of sports, academia, and art. Or, it might just be that I'm suffering from Mobile World Congress burn-out when I haven't so much as sipped any Sangria yet (more on MWC 2013 later). Anyway, back to the auction, and poor MLL Telecom and PCCW-owned HKT failed to secure any spectrum whatsoever, and will have to come up with new grand plans for shaking up the U…

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