Keith Mallinson

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Mallinson: Net neutrality could cut off new use cases in a 5G world

The FCC's net neutrality rules could undermine what is being proposed for 5G networks by the Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN) Alliance and others. Who knows how very well 5G might enable development of other innovative new services, business models and pricing packages if it remains unshackled?

Mallinson: Nokia, BlackBerry left behind amid untold disruption of the smartphone revolution

The smartphone revolution has greatly expanded the size of the handset market with global revenues doubling in the last six years, as consumers substitute more expensive smartphones for their feature phones and basic phones. Yet changes have devastated most of the leading incumbent handset vendors.

Mallinson: Facebook pays over-the-top for WhatsApp

Keith Mallinson There is a lot to play for and at stake in mobile communications. It is among the very largest industries with operator revenues of $1.16 trillion (€812.4 billion)...

NSN to showcase HetNet, Wi-Fi steering developments at MWC 2014

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) is gearing up to demonstrate new approaches to Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets) planning and Wi-Fi steering at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress.

Mallinson: '5G' fortunes- what's in store for Europe?

Technology makes so much possible. We are principally constrained by the limits to our imagination and reluctance to try doing things that are new and different. We have come a long way with 2G, 3G and 4G, but there is clearly still enormous scope for innovation and improvement on our mobile networks with 5G. Perhaps Europe will regain its former glory and fortune by making this happen?

Mallinson: Extolling the benefits of market consolidation

European competition authorities and their political masters need to obsess less about maximising or preserving numbers of mobile network-based competitors, and, instead, help maximize--or at least not impede--infrastructure and services investments and other developments by letting market forces prevail. The United States shows us that allowing industry consolidation--with mergers and acquisitions among mobile network operators--increases economic efficiencies, improves financial returns and creates the incentive for further capital investments by large and small operators alike.

Mallinson: Cellular and Wi-Fi are complementary, but need for more licensed spectrum is urgent

Cellular technologies and operator services are highly complementary to those for Wi-Fi. This symbiotic relationship will continue and grow. However, with exponential demand in growth for mobile broadband, it is essential that substantial amounts of additional spectrum be made available for cellular.

Mallinson: Nokia needs to stay the course with Windows Phone

Nokia cannot afford to lose its nerve now despite calls for a Plan B from some irate shareholders. It needs to keep its focus and not undermine its best efforts.

Mallinson: It's time to flip the pricing models for voice and data

Flipping the way mobile voice and data are priced is a bold and yet essential move. Mobile operators can now benefit from and embrace increasing use of all kinds of in-house and OTT services and applications.

Mallinson: Spectrum auctions need to generate investment, not just government revenue

The trick in auction design is to encourage sufficient competition among bidders while also ensuring that there are adequate incentives for the operators and their financial backers to build out networks rapidly and on a widespread basis.