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DHagar
DHagar
8/30/2016 8:35:43 PM
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Re: AT&T's Investments
@Joe, great interview.  And smart strategy by AT&T.  Building the infrastructure to connect and support the new IoT demands sound like a growing value proposition, particularly with a company that has a complete platform and market presence.  This should be a natural for plug and play solutions with strong value-added services.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
8/31/2016 12:43:43 AM
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Re: AT&T's Investments
@DHagar:

Well stated. This seems to be a very good plug and play approach but with significant value add options like satellite option, roaming agreements for global market, carrier wifi etc.

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faryl
faryl
8/31/2016 2:14:34 AM
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Re: AT&T's Investments
Good stuff! I wonder if the newer technology can also help consumers that live in areas that still are without internet connectivity.

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DHagar
DHagar
8/31/2016 2:29:54 PM
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Re: AT&T's Investments
@faryl, that's a good thought - and clearly opens the door to new and larger markets.  I do know that the opportunities for satellite use provides new networks - so if AT&T is creating a multi-channel platform, that might be an answer to that issue.  Very promising!

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faryl
faryl
8/31/2016 10:16:06 PM
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Re: AT&T's Investments
I saw a video a few years back that talked about how many areas are still left in the US without internet coverage, due to zoning restrictions and other red tape/bureaucracy. It's especially tough for kids who are in school - there is no cell phone service in many of those areas either, so they congregate at random locations where they can get a signal. This seems like it could be a promising resolution!

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DHagar
DHagar
8/31/2016 10:23:32 PM
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Re: AT&T's Investments
@faryl, exactly.  Kids especially are at a tremendous disadvantage without the ability to be "connected".

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faryl
faryl
8/31/2016 10:51:15 PM
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Re: AT&T's Investments
Laws in the US seem to be leaning towards treating Internet access as a "right"/necessity - AT&T offering the low cost/subsidized coverage for lower income consumers is also indicative of that. Hopefully that will help address some of that gap. It also prevents people living in those areas from being able to have a business presence online - almost inconceivable in today's market.

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DHagar
DHagar
9/1/2016 1:47:46 PM
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Re: AT&T's Investments
@faryl, I believe you are right - I see an increasing awareness of the equity issues and their impact on communities.  This should advance both the public and private efforts to have universal access capabilities.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
8/31/2016 12:33:59 AM
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Satelitte Option
Good Interview. Got to know insights.

Satellite connectivity is certainly impressive. Mr. Khan explained well by quoting very good example. In addition alliance with Globecomm surely is going to grab more attention.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
8/31/2016 12:39:45 AM
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Roaming Agreements
Roaming agreemnets is a promising concept. This will ease up the global reach. 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
8/31/2016 1:54:39 AM
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IOT, 5G
Mr. Khan highlighted IOT and 5G to be couple of the high focus areas as part of their strategy. He also indicated 5G' s ability to support solution platform is very important.

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clrmoney
clrmoney
8/31/2016 10:59:33 AM
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AT&T Plans
I'm sure whatever plans AT&T have will be beneficial for them and their customers.

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
9/1/2016 7:27:17 AM
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Satellite connectivity is hard (but not impossible) work
Good on ATT for being forthright about the relay problem: to work well, satellite connectivity is going to need swarms of low altitude microsatellites with service being distributed across a network in which every station is literally circling the earth every couple of hours. (Low altitude=short orbital periods, Isaac Newton said so and we believe it and that settles it! Furthermore, thanks to Mr. Maxwell and his equations, high altitude would demand impossible signal strengths. One of those situations where Mother Nature just isn't being cooperative).

I find myself wondering how much of current reconfigure-on-the-fly NFV might be adapted to networked satellites; in effect, a virtual device could jump from satellite to satellite like a lumberjack leaping from log to log to stay in about the same place in a river.  (Or like Hekyll and Jekyll jumping from crocodile to crocodile while continuing a conversation all the time!)

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
9/1/2016 9:07:59 AM
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Re: Satellite connectivity is hard (but not impossible) work
@John: The mention of Heckle and Jeckle brought me back to being a kid and eating at the Ground Round watching cartoons on their projector screen.  Thanks for putting a smile on my face this morning.

As for relay microsatellites, it looks like companies are looking to solve those issues a variety of innovative ways.  Stay tuned...

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faryl
faryl
9/2/2016 1:08:47 AM
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Re: Satellite connectivity is hard (but not impossible) work
The Ground Round! I haven't thought of that place in ages! I loved getting popcorn while waiting for our food :)

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DHagar
DHagar
9/1/2016 1:50:42 PM
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Re: Satellite connectivity is hard (but not impossible) work
@JohnBarnes, interesting solutions, as always!  I had a colleague several years ago that believed satellites were the answer to the future and connectivity.

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batye
batye
9/2/2016 9:14:09 AM
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Re: Satellite connectivity is hard (but not impossible) work
@DHagar  interesting to know as technology changing - ideas follow  - now it - internet via blimp balloon :) 

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DHagar
DHagar
9/2/2016 1:28:42 PM
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Re: Satellite connectivity is hard (but not impossible) work
@btye, well there you go!  Interesting!  Who knows, maybe they will start using remote umanned vehicles as well - a stationary drone!

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batye
batye
9/2/2016 2:13:43 PM
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Re: Satellite connectivity is hard (but not impossible) work
@DHagar  this days with technology changing rapidly is interesting to see - how internet grows and develops :) 

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DHagar
DHagar
9/2/2016 2:38:59 PM
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Re: Satellite connectivity is hard (but not impossible) work
@batye, yes it will.  It is moving towards the networks and virtualization that is totally opening up new doors.  The value of connected networks is what advances IoT, etc., so I believe we haven't even begun to consider what the digital networks and telecomms can develop!

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batye
batye
9/2/2016 2:43:21 PM
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Re: Satellite connectivity is hard (but not impossible) work
@DHagar  it like we are living in the future now....

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DHagar
DHagar
9/2/2016 3:45:20 PM
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Re: Satellite connectivity is hard (but not impossible) work
@batye, truly these are transformative times, if not revolutionary.  Take careful notes!

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batye
batye
9/3/2016 11:46:15 PM
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Re: Satellite connectivity is hard (but not impossible) work
@DHagar  yes, things changing and each day we learning something new...

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DHagar
DHagar
9/6/2016 4:00:21 PM
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Re: Satellite connectivity is hard (but not impossible) work
@batye, and we can learn something new if we are open to it.  Kudos for TelcoTransformation for providing such space!

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batye
batye
9/6/2016 4:02:43 PM
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Re: Satellite connectivity is hard (but not impossible) work
@DHagar yes, I could not agree more telcotransformation.com - great place :) as we learn from the industry leaders and from each others...

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dlr5288
dlr5288
9/30/2016 4:01:02 PM
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Re: Satellite connectivity is hard (but not impossible) work
I agree. I can't wait to see what new things they come up with together. I honestly do think partnerships help everyone, including the consumers,

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DHagar
DHagar
9/30/2016 4:46:57 PM
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Re: Satellite connectivity is hard (but not impossible) work
@dir5288 - great point - and that is what makes for successful business!  What we should all keep our eyes on.

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vnewman
vnewman
9/2/2016 11:59:41 AM
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Re: Satellite connectivity is hard (but not impossible) work
True, until Elon Musk's rocket blows them out of the sky.  Oops.

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DHagar
DHagar
9/2/2016 1:33:47 PM
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Re: Satellite connectivity is hard (but not impossible) work
@vnewman, well now that might be a problem, you are right.  Except since Musks' own rocket blew up yesterday, maybe they are safe for the moment?

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