DiscoverupsideCC041: Bryan Darr of Ookla // demystifying the 5G revolution (from CES 2020)
CC041: Bryan Darr of Ookla // demystifying the 5G revolution (from CES 2020)

CC041: Bryan Darr of Ookla // demystifying the 5G revolution (from CES 2020)

Update: 2020-02-10
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Interview starts: 7:25
Debrief starts: 38:48

Bryan Darr is the Executive Vice President of Smart Cities at Ookla, the company behind Speedtest.net.

Bryan began his career in wireless communication back in 1985 selling car phones. Through his sales, he gathered information and began writing roaming guides. These guides ultimately led him to start his own business, American Roamer, eventually known as Mosaik, and now owned by Ookla. Today, along with providing internet speed tests, Ookla tracks cellular coverage all over the world.

We discuss:

  • Ad: Finding experienced employees for your new business with Integrity Power Search (6:08 )

  • Progression of cellular communication (7:45 )

  • Future of cellular communication (11:26 )

  • Difference between one "G" to the next (14:50 )

  • 5G technology (16:49 )

  • Impediments to 5G usability (21:17 )

  • News for 6G? (21:08 )

  • International implications of 5G (32:15 )

  • Geopolitical implications of 5G (35:39 )

Learn more about Ookla: https://www.ookla.com/
Ookla 5G Map: https://www.speedtest.net/ookla-5g-map
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CC041: Bryan Darr of Ookla // demystifying the 5G revolution (from CES 2020)

CC041: Bryan Darr of Ookla // demystifying the 5G revolution (from CES 2020)

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