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Gregory Gundelfinger

Gregory Gundelfinger

Gregory Gundelfinger is the CEO of Telna. A serial entrepreneur from South Africa and a tech-lover at heart, he led the acquisition of Telna in 2015 and developed himself into a thought leader for telecommunications.

Recent posts by Gregory Gundelfinger

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Why virtualization is critical to mobile networks

By Gregory Gundelfinger on Feb 8, 2021 5:17:23 PM


Topics: Connectivity Cellular IoT System Integrators MNO Virtualization
4 min read

A market ripe for private LTE Networks

By Gregory Gundelfinger on Jan 12, 2021 9:30:00 AM

This article aims to highlight how private LTE networks can meet rising demand from legacy LMR/PMR customers as well as from new enterprise customers. It will also showcase how systems integrators are in a prime position to address the market:

  • Private LTE is flexible, secure and can meet many application requirements
  • NRAs are allocating dedicated spectrum, while several industry 4.0 heavyweights are underlying high interest in deployments on the customer side
  • Systems integrators have mobile network expertise and experience in delivering the oft-custom requirements that private LTE customers will demand
Topics: Connectivity Cellular IoT System Integrators MNO Private LTE
7 min read

5G in North America: what does it mean and how can you access it?

By Gregory Gundelfinger on Dec 15, 2020 11:08:09 AM

The hype around 5G and its promise to offer high-speed data for your smartphone has begun with all the latest phones now being 5G enabled; this article explains the technology and what it means, with an emphasis on North America.

Topics: 5G Connectivity Cellular IoT MNO North America
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Cellular IoT: an inflection point around the corner?

By Gregory Gundelfinger on Sep 14, 2020 11:05:31 AM

This article aims to predict when the inflection point for mass traction of cellular IoT will occur. It examines:

  • How historical telco trends achieved market success
  • How those success factors are mirrored with cellular IoT today
  • What challenges remain, with an expected timeline towards resolution
Topics: IoT News COVID-19 Connectivity
7 min read

The Future of IoT Deployments in a Post-COVID-19 World

By Gregory Gundelfinger on Aug 5, 2020 5:41:43 PM

With over 14 million cases globally, COVID-19 has caused significant disruption, including delays to the physical rollouts and maintenance of IoT devices and networks owing to travel restrictions and lockdown measures in various countries.

The pandemic initially slowed the manufacturing, distribution and implementation of IoT projects, but also showed the need for the technology. IoT device adoption in supply chain operations will play a role in mitigating future disruption caused by the virus, as well as making processes more efficient to enable IoT rollouts to get back on track.

Topics: eSIM Global Connectivity COVID-19 Cellular IoT
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Reducing Complexity with Cellular IoT

By Gregory Gundelfinger on May 27, 2020 11:32:17 AM

Covid-19 has clearly marked an inflection point for cellular IoT. As identified in our recent white paper in collaboration with Kaleido Intelligence, the complexity of cellular IoT has been greatly reduced by the GSMA’s standardization of the eSIM.

Topics: eSIM Global Connectivity IoT COVID-19 Connectivity instant iot
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A New IoT World - Part 2

By Gregory Gundelfinger on May 6, 2020 9:29:01 AM

In our previous blog post, A New IoT World - Part 1, we discussed the shifting priorities of businesses, consumers, and connectivity services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This sequel will look at emerging infrastructure and efforts to support society as the entire world works to stay productive, efficient, and innovative during a time when contact must remain limited. Streaming services are purposely lowering their bandwidth and quality, factories are abandoning their work to mass produce masks, the entertainment industry is shifting to become entirely digital, and surveillance tools are growing each day. As all industries tread waters that they have never tread before, they embrace a digital and connected world, and all the innovations that come with it. As a result, daily, social, and cultural norms will shift along with business models and investments, and we will experience an entirely new world.

Topics: IoT COVID-19 Connectivity
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A New IoT World - Part 1

By Gregory Gundelfinger on May 4, 2020 9:30:00 AM

With COVID-19 spreading across the world and impacting supply chains, travel, healthcare and other essential businesses, now is the time for innovation and connectivity. The use of IoT will be essential to enable business continuity and automation.

Topics: IoT COVID-19 Connectivity
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eSIM for OEMs and delivering out of box connectivity

By Gregory Gundelfinger on May 29, 2017 9:10:00 AM

May 29, 2017
Today we are seeing growing demand from manufacturers for an out of box connectivity solution so that they can differentiate their products and participate in on-going service revenue. Obtaining such a solution is limited by the following:

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