Altiostar + Cisco: Where’s the Connection?

Peter Jarich
Peter Jarich

Summary Bullets:

  • What Altiostar is working on, much less its connection to Cisco, will only become clear when the company comes out of stealth mode.
  • Cisco’s interests in new LTE RAN R&D would align well with C-RAN architectures.

We’ve all heard of Ötzi, right?  No?  Well, here’s what you need to know:

  1. He lived around 3,300 BCE.
  2.  He was found – naturally mummified – by tourists off a walking trail in the Ötztal Alps (Austrian-Italian border).
  3. He had a number of tattoos.  Brad Pitt has a tattoo of him.
  4. An arrowhead lodged in his left shoulder and bruises/cuts on his hands led researchers to speculate on the cause of his death.
  5. Some people claim that Ötzi is cursed, with people involved in his discovery mysteriously dying.
  6. When I build my next tech startup, it will be known as ÖTZIcom until it comes out of stealth mode.

Beyond some engaging discussion points for your next holiday party, what’s the point here?  Ötzi reminds me a lot of your average stealth-mode startup.  We don’t know a lot about them.  Absent solid knowledge, a mythology builds up around them.  They really aren’t impacting daily lives, but people get obsessed trying to figure them out.  Which leads us back to Altiostar. Continue reading “Altiostar + Cisco: Where’s the Connection?”