Net Neutrality regulation is failing UK consumers, innovators, and investors. It’s time for broadband internet policy that improves consumer welfare, internet innovation, and network investment for the UK
Much is said and written about net neutrality (NN), but many claims are devoid of facts. European countries have had NN regulation for some years. European operators comply with the…
The Market for 5G RAN in Europe: Share of Chinese and Non-Chinese Vendors in 31 European Countries
The new report “The Market for 5G RAN in Europe: Share of Chinese and Non-Chinese Vendors in 31 European Countries”, one of a series of reports about cybersecurity and China….
The Moment of Truth: Is OpenRAN an alternative for emerging markets?
OpenRAN is frequently marketed as a means for operators to leapfrog mobile standards, connect the unconnected, and ensure a safe alternative to Chinese network equipment. Strand Consult, an independent provider…
OpenRAN and Security: A Literature Review
Given the interest of mobile operators, investors, and other stakeholders to learn more about OpenRAN, Strand Consult is pleased to release a new report “OpenRAN and Security: A Literature Review”….
Netflix v. SK Broadband. The David and Goliath Battle for Broadband Fair Cost Recovery in South Korea
Around the world operators experience exploding Netflix’s traffic exploding on their networks. They feel powerless to negotiate with Netflix for fair cost recovery, and Netflix demands that operators install its…
Debunking 25 Myths of OpenRAN
Many OpenRAN pronouncements sound too good to be true, for example a technology that can reduce mobile operators infrastructure CAPEX and OPEX by 30-40 percent. Investors and other decision makers…
Middle Mile Economics: How streaming video entertainment undermines the business model for broadband
The pandemic has heightened the importance of braodband with policymakers and increased the urgency of closing the digital divide, particularly in the US as FCC data shows that 22% of…
Understanding the 5G vs. Wi-Fi Debate: The Global Push for Unlicensed Spectrum
This report offers an important comparison between 5G and Wi-Fi, two important technology which compete. The FCC declares that 5G and Wi-Fi are complementary technologies, but there is an intense…
Understanding 4 to 3 mobile mergers
This report reveals what needs to be done to consolidate the telecommunications market. Around the world, telecom operators have had difficulty to consolidate the telecommunications market, especially when reducing the…
You’re Not Welcome: An Analysis of Thousands Foreign Technology Companies Blocked by China Since 1996
Media coverage tends to focus on discrete activities by US and European nations to restrict individual firms like Huawei and TikTok for documented violations and abuses of privacy, security, weapons…
Understanding the impact of national roaming on investments and competition
This report offers a critical review of the discussion of the impact of national roaming on investments and competition. The key challenge with mandated national roaming is that it is…
US Networks Behavior Under Crisis: Reflections on Telecommunications, Transportation and Energy Regulation during COVID-19
This report assesses of network behavior under crisis, tests conventional regulatory wisdom, and draws preliminary conclusions about achieving social goals. Telcom, transport, and energy networks share a common pedigree in…
Fair share contributions and broadband cost recovery – When Google and Netflix talk about things being bad in “Korea”, they probably mean North Korea, not South Korea.
Mobile World Congress 2023: A Preview by John Strand, Strand Consult
You ain’t seen nothing yet VIII – Three free reports on OpenRAN: Strand Consult creates the transparency that others are fighting against
ITS 32nd European Conference 2023
IIC Canadian Chapter 2023 Annual Conference
2023 Antitrust and Competition Conference - Beyond the Consumer Welfare Standard?
OpenRAN and Security in a Developing Country Context
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