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Mr Operator’s upcoming 2,500 word WiMax ‘viewpoint’

The weekly newsletter subscribers will get the first 5 paragraphs of Mr Operator’s WiMax discourse early this afternoon. His piece will go live here later in the day. If you’ve ever wondered about WiMax and whether it’s any good, you’ll want to look at Mr Operator’s take. I don’t think I’m giving anything away when […]

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Mr Operator’s WiMax discourse in tomorrow’s newsletter

You can get a preview in full of Mr Operator’s WiMAX discourse in tomorrow’s newsletter. If you haven’t signed-up already, here’s the form you need: If you’re not getting the newsletter — and you’re signed-up — do talk to Krystal and she’ll sort it.

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WiMax discourse from Mr Operator coming shortly

We’ve a huge, huge piece on WiMax coming from Mr Operator. Suffice to say, he is not impressed. Some highlights I plucked from his piece this morning: “Over at Intel, someone else (possibly at the same long lunch) piped up and said “Great idea guys, here’s several Billion dollars, hop to it”. And lo, the […]

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Mr Operator: How do I get my handset into an operator?

After my call for questions for Mr Operator, I had one in today: Question: What does it take for a smaller handset manufacturer to get ‘into’ the operator stores? Aren’t consumers bored of Nokia or SonyEricsson (like you are Ewan)? Or is it all based on size and rebates and not on market innovation? A […]

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Send me your questions for Mr Operator!

I’ve been on to Mr Operator today with the feedback from my earlier post. Thank you for that. I’ve agreed that, generally, we won’t be pulling any punches. We’ll be punching away. Or, at least, Mr Operator will be. I’ve taken off the mask, the 10cm thick iron chains and the straitjacket. Mr Operator is […]

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How now, Mr Operator? Fare ye well?

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Mr Operator, isn’t it?   Our mystical high profile executive working at one of the world’s biggest international operators was on a roll.  It was fabulously well received. That’s until we solicited enquiries for companies to be reviewed. We got one or two out the door but the […]

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Mr Operator: Developers are out of date

In a recent conversation on SMS Text News regarding the future of the mobile industry – and in particular where applications and clients were headed – the point was put that “The operators have spent so much money that I just can’t see them letting go very much.” I beg to differ. We are ‘letting […]

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Mr Operator on 4G: Don’t wind me up

This week Mr Operator is looking at 4G. Don’t get too excited though, for us here in the West, it’s years away… – – – – – Sometimes you just can’t win. Spend quite a few Billion to deploy 3G – It’s not fast enough. OK, spend a few hundred million and a few years, […]

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Positioning your company in a crowded market

With mobile exploding on all sides — including from hot start-ups to established companies with mobile initiatives — the market’s volume-level has increased exponentially. Increasingly, it’s not just about the offering, but about the way you sell it, talk about it, and present your company. Utility still comes first… but presentation isn’t far behind, if […]

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Mobile audiobook service, GoSpoken, gets the Mr Operator treatment

If you haven’t been following our new Mr Operator series, dig in here and find out more. The intent behind this series is to give mobile applications developers (and other related service companies) the ability to have their service ‘reviewed’ exactly as a mobile operator would. I don’t like to publish negativity, unless we’re skewering […]

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Mr Operator: It’s a question of frustration

Mr Operator is back with an update on his first post published yesterday. – – – – – I make no apology for couching my opening piece in a tone likely to elicit either mirth or derision, depending on your point of view. Call it the result of an upbringing on Ben Elton and Richard […]

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The Mr Operator Series: Getting a deal with a mobile operator

Ah hah! A new series from SMS Text News! A mobile operator is a kingmaker, when it comes to mobile startups. If you can pitch your application or service successfully to a mobile operator, very quickly, you could find yourself with hundreds of thousands of customers — if not millions. They’re a lot more accessible […]