I've written a report on the main speech of the morning at LTE World Summit. But there have been other conference soundbites that I thought were worth a quick review. Here they are:
1 Can I have your job, Chika?
"The CFO is asking for flexibility, and we are being asked not to commit, and to review capex every three months so they can play with capex. I think we, as the technical team, have a responsibility to be the conscience of the future of the business... watch out if we don't invest now because at the end we will lose our position." - Eduardo Dato, CTO, Orange Spain
"It's a global issue. COO's are more interested in the dividend than investment, then if that is the focus then we will not be able to grow. It's time for top management to stand up to shareholders and say we need to invest. If we don't invest there won't be growth." - Marwan Zawaydeh, CTIO, Etisalat, UAE
"I do have a review every three months, but as data demand is doubling every year, every time I am being pushed to deploy as much as possibie by my CFO because LTE is more efficient cost per bit, better margin." - Yoshioki Chika, CTO, Wireless City Planning, SoftBank, Japan
2. WiFi's Mutally Assured Destruction: