Fujitsu LTE

Fujitsu LTE website shows two LTE webstation, called the BBU and RRU, but does not describe the difference between them. I did not attend CEATEC Japan, but the page shows two photos taken at the event.

If seems like the key differentiator for Fujitsu is the 4×4 MIMO!

It will be interesting to see how Fujitsu will compete with Ericsson, the lead LTE vendor, for the Docomo deployment.

See press releases from both vendors:

1) Docomo Ericsson LTE

2) NSN, Fujitsu Team for Docomo LTE

Danger + Opportunity = Crisis

The Japanese Kanji depicting Crisis is made of two characters: Danger + Opportunity.
Crisis
I have decided to use google trends and see which word is more popular. Turns out that Crisis is by far more popular than opportunity.

It seems people are more focused around the problems and dangers, not the opportunities … not really surprising.
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Elon More Tours

Elon More is a settlement in the west bank, for more info you may refer to Peace Now website.

While driving yesterday to work, I have noticed a car which has the sign “Elon More Tours” on it, but it looks more like a Brinks secured car.

Do you want to take a trip in this secured car, and look out from these tiny windows?

Elon More Tours

MBA – Economy Downturn

Last week’s Economist had many MBA ads.

I was wondering why? Well, it is the “registration season” for MBA. But, I believe it is also related to the economic downturn. It is quite obvious that many people are going to lose their jobs, and what do you do when you cannot find a job? – try to stay ahead of the pack by studying and getting another degree in your Resume.

I searched for “MBA economy downturn”, and this is what I got:

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Back in business

Was locked out for a while, I don’t know why, but managed to resolve it.

Will change to WordPress 2.6, but this may take a while.

Canon SD870 IS

Just bought a Canon SD870 IS camera. The camera is also called IXUS 860 IS, and in Japan IXY Digital 910IS.

Quite happy with it, though I am not too happy with the price I paid was way too expensive.
Amazon Japan sells it for 34,000 Yen (~ 310$), and we could find it for about 30,000 Yen (~270$). The price I paid in Israel is 1660 NIS (432$)!!!. Amazing, isn’t it.

And they say Japan is expensive.