2018 recap

Soon 2018 will be over, and it’s time to take a serious look at the hot summer and the climate alarm bells that have been ringing in Sweden, California and other parts of the world. Trump (who seems chronically deaf on climate issues) believes that money can buy climate immunity. I disagree; it’s time to …

When communications failes

Now, this whole column could have been about the people in rural areas who are seeing copper networks dismantled with no other infrastructure available. In Stockholm County, just 6-7 miles from Sergels Torg, I hear reports of fixed telecoms lines being dismantled and replaced with fibre. Fibre that has not been rolled out and people …

Frequency policy shuts out smaller players

In Sweden and the rest of the world, extensive plans are underway to free up the spectrum for mobile operators. Most recently, 700 MHz, where the local authorities, PTS, seem to open up to only two operators in this band. That decision makes some of the operators feel that competition is being distorted. An essential …