About Christine Ekman

Christine is a co-founder with Andrew MacFarlane at Mobile Pulse. Her years in telecommunications have spanned Ethernet, Frame Relay, Fiber LANs, xDSL and Cable data services. Mobile broadband is next generation of broadband service offerings. She has been advising startups and venture investors for over 12 years at Evolve Adapt Survive. Her clients have included SMARTS (now EMC), NGT (Comcast), Broadsoft, Grotech among many others. Previous to Evolve, Christine worked in mergers and acquisitions for Bay Networks (Nortel) and previous to that she worked as a broadband network design engineer at US WEST.

Recent Stories

Does Your Mobile Strategy Look Like A Mullet?

Does Your Mobile Strategy Look Like A Mullet?

You know the look, Business in the front and Party in the back.  It’s easy to tell if your Mobile Strategy is suffering from a mullet.  Look at…
Would Your Mobile Strategy Receive A Medal?

Would Your Mobile Strategy Receive A Medal?

The Olympics are in full swing and the medals are migrating to the northern countries of the Northern Hemisphere.  It’s amazing how much the citizens of the North do outside in the winter.  As Coloradans, we have our fair…
Why Denverites Are Happy We Lost The Super Bowl

Why Denverites Are Happy We Lost The Super Bowl

And other ideas that just aren’t logical We had just settled down for the big game, just cracked open our second beer, found our seats and WHAT?  Manning misses a snap…
Is Your Wireless Carrier Telling You What You Need To Know?

Is Your Wireless Carrier Telling You What You Need To Know?

There’s a new campaign from AT&T that asks, “What’s your mobile IQ?”  It’s a good question to pose to corporate procurement and IT departments.  Because wireless carriers don’t tell…
Thinking About Switching Cellular Carriers?

Thinking About Switching Cellular Carriers?

You may want to first ask which is more important to your organization, cost or coverage.  Because the two are not correlated.  If you pick a carrier that suits your budget but doesn’t have service
Enterprise Wireless Contracts and the Cost of Doing NOTHING

Enterprise Wireless Contracts and the Cost of Doing NOTHING

There are many ways to describe BYOD from a corporate finance perspective but there is a prevailing view is likely to be that by not paying for mobile devices, by doing nothing, corporations are saving money.  There are many…
What Do Summer And Cellular Have in Common?

What Do Summer And Cellular Have in Common?

“Ah summer, what great power you have to make us suffer and like it.” ~ Russel Baker Substitute Smart Phone for summer and the quote…
Is Moving Away from BYOD Your Winning Lottery Ticket?

Is Moving Away from BYOD Your Winning Lottery Ticket?

BYOD – Not The Ticket to Win? The news organizations are abuzz with reports of the unclaimed $590 Million dollar lottery ticket…
Fire-Breathing Dragons And Mobile Carrier Performance

Fire-Breathing Dragons And Mobile Carrier Performance

Oftentimes, it’s what you don’t know that really contributes to poor decisions. If you’ve read my previous blogs you know by know that I am a avid reader.  I often like to read about things unrelated to my work.  The…
Does Your Organization Have A Wireless Carrier SLA?

Does Your Organization Have A Wireless Carrier SLA?

How Soon Will This Headline Become a Reality? Yes, you…