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oooops
oooops
12/5/2012 | 5:12:45 PM
re: MWC 2011: NSN Chases 'Spy' off Stand


They didn't catch him but somehow folks were sure it was a chinese male. Well, the suspect could have been chinese, korean, japanese, thai, taiwanese, singaporean or, alas, american (been to the silicon valley lately?). Or it could be a female posing as a male. Or maybe the suspect was an asian hired by ericsson, alcatel-lucent, cisco or any number of potential competitors of nsn... Or maybe it really was industrial espionage by Huawei/ZTE/HTC/Vizio etc. Who can say for certain but it sure is fun to spread innueando.

DCITDave
DCITDave
12/5/2012 | 5:12:45 PM
re: MWC 2011: NSN Chases 'Spy' off Stand


It seems reasonable to assume that this NSN incident isn't isolated. Has anyone else heard of stand snooping at the show?

sarahthomas1011
sarahthomas1011
12/5/2012 | 5:12:44 PM
re: MWC 2011: NSN Chases 'Spy' off Stand


There was an incident of after-hours vendor snooping at 4G World last year too.

paolo.franzoi
paolo.franzoi
12/5/2012 | 5:12:44 PM
re: MWC 2011: NSN Chases 'Spy' off Stand


 


We used to ship POTS cards with different bezels on them for the cards slid into chassis.  Any real active stuff for live demos were locked up.  Basically every trade show I have ever been at has had a number of competitors trying taking pictures of cards.


seven


 

BigBro
BigBro
12/5/2012 | 5:12:42 PM
re: MWC 2011: NSN Chases 'Spy' off Stand


How stupid. By definition, you're showing your stuff to the public -- you should assume that there will be competitors.


When I'm at tradeshows, and I'm not busy talking to real customers/analysts/whatever, I usually invite competitors "snooping" around our booth in, and tell them the information we're publicly telling people, then invite myself over to their booth and help myself to some of their shwag. ;)


You should assume that your competitors have your gear. Anyone who thinks that's not true is being naive, and is underestimating their competition.

joset01
joset01
12/5/2012 | 5:12:42 PM
re: MWC 2011: NSN Chases 'Spy' off Stand


They turned away a guy from Samsung at the entrance to their massive booth/village/center while I was there, although it *was* clear that he was from Samsung.


 


"I'm sorry sir, your company is considered as competitor."

Pete Baldwin
Pete Baldwin
12/5/2012 | 5:12:38 PM
re: MWC 2011: NSN Chases 'Spy' off Stand


Seven -- Blogs are still here; it's just that they're intergrated into the news queue now.  The most recent blog (Sarah's "Huawei Is Not Low Cost") is 24 hours old, so it's been pushed off the front page.


We'll get something up there soon, don't worry.


In our design refresh, we still need to add a front-page link to access blogs directly.  For now, you can still use this link:  http://www.lightreading.com/blogroll.asp


And... thanks!  Seriously, it's good to know someone would miss the blogs.

paolo.franzoi
paolo.franzoi
12/5/2012 | 5:12:38 PM
re: MWC 2011: NSN Chases 'Spy' off Stand


Where the h e double two sticks did the blogs go?  Don't tell me you guys are turning entirely serious???!!!!????


The end of the world is not until next December?  What are we to do until then??


 


seven


 

isthisidchosen
isthisidchosen
12/5/2012 | 5:12:35 PM
re: MWC 2011: NSN Chases 'Spy' off Stand


I recall an incident at TelcoTV last year -where Motorola had a prototype stolen from a private function room. Espionage or a hotel staffer with sticky fingers ? Who knows for sure . . . but exhibitor beware.

rainbowarrior
rainbowarrior
12/5/2012 | 5:12:33 PM
re: MWC 2011: NSN Chases 'Spy' off Stand


Yes, LR, how do we know that the "perp" was Chinese? He wasn't interrogated. Was there a Chinese-detector at the booth or could you just tell by his sinister, Fu Manchu-look?


Do you really think it is fair to assume that the suspect was Chinese and then link to articles about Huawei?


 

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