December Media Roundup

Had lots on the go last month, and just wanted to provide my usual roundup of media activity. You never know when the press will call, and last month I had to decline almost as many requests as I could make time for. It was particularly busy in Canada with the launch of Globalive's Wind Mobile service, the first real challenge to our wireless oligopoly. I expect we'll see more of the same when the other new wireless players launch in 2010.

First, some articles I was cited in:

- ITWorld Canada - Globalive adds Calgary to cellular service area

- IT in Canada - Globalive is go – New wireless entrant gets gov approval

- Tech Media Reports - Novatel Wireless' MiFi service helps Bell drive data revenue and backhaul – for now

CBC Radio interviewed me for a couple of stories that ran nation-wide (MP3 files avalable upon request):

- BlackBerry Service Outages, December 23

- CRTC Update - Broadcasters vs. Cable Battle, December 9

Switching media modes, I participated in the 2009 year-in-review podcast with UC Strategies:

- UC Experts Review 2009 in Unified Communications, and Look Ahead

For my Service Provider Views column on TMCnet, last month was a double shot. Both my November articles got held up, so they ran in December along with my regular articles for that month.

- Will the Next Decade be Good for Service Providers and Bad for Privacy?

- How Can Service Providers Add Value?

- The Importance of QoS for IP Communications: Interview with Packet Island, Part 2

- The Importance of QoS for IP Communications - Interview with Packet Island, Part 1

Aside from this, I had my regular contributions to the Smart Grid portal, which will continue to be busy this month as the Smart Grid Summit fast approaches.