telecom, technology and the occasional floobergeist

I’ve got an abundance of bits and pieces of canadian telecom and internet experience, and I am thrilled to be in a place in time when all is changing, technology is developing, and the status quo is being disrupted. 

Floobergeist is a word that is beginning to defy definition.  The more I roll that smooth pebble around, the more it becomes to mean. Floobergeist started out as the magic dust that turns dreams into ideas.  And then it began to encompass the zing that happens when you have conversations about those ideas. And now, it’s the whole evolution from dream to conversation, with each step improving the later and the former along the way.

Everyone aspires to good conversations. They can lead you to adventures you’ve never imagined, and to people you can twig with.

Let’s have a good conversation…


MTS Goes it Alone in Wireless Auction?

You know me, I couldn't not write just a wee blurb about the news last week of the MTS wireless alliance melting in the early pre-auction hours. The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board and Blackstone Capital backed out, or were prodded out of the trio, leaving MTS to go it alone in the new wireless spectrum auction coming up this week.

So many questions, so few answers. Does this open up the option for Google to partner with MTS? We know that they are looking south of the border at different spectrum opportunities, now that the US auction has completed. Does Google have the same designs for Canada?


MTS wireless alliance dissolves
A consortium headed by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. that planned to bid on wireless spectrum in Canada has fallen apart, just five days before the federal government starts to auction off the new airwaves.