Ever see the movie Groundhog Day starring the comedian Bill Murray? If you haven’t seen that movie the basic idea is that the main character wakes up every day at the same exact time to the same exact day….
It’s Groundhog Day for LTE!
All of the carriers are doing the same old things, such as playing favorites with vendors instead of truly evaluating what’s good and needed, or performing design, optimization and operations the same way they have done since they were handed the script in 2G times.
Crazy amounts of wasted time and money are flowing into and around these networks and that is artificially keeping pricing high to the end consumer in a round about way. It’s weird because the operators themselves realize they need to trim up but they are sticking to the same ole same ole. It’s really close to the definition of insanity.
I get frustrated running into the same problems over and over again, as if last year’s lessons don’t apply today, and it doesn’t matter who’s name is on the door, same issues.
Let’s stop designing networks for noon users and spending emergency dollars for night users. It’s backwards. Let’s stop locking into a single vendor as if that’s a good idea anymore. It’s not. Dedicate yourselves to IOT testing and force the vendors to step up. The time you are losing waiting for the ‘preferred roadmap to materialize is far more than the time you delay testing a new vendor.