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  • Internet of Things is accelerating the need for 5G

    Posted Wed at 2:38 PM by Aaron Boasman

    “Mobile technology makes a leap about every ten years” stated Steve Mollenkoft, CEO, Qualcomm Incorporated, in his keynote speech this morning on day two of Mobile World Congress. He has a point… the 1990s saw the introduction of 2G, followed by 3G in the 2000s, 4G not so long ago...

  • What a difference 10 years makes

    Posted Tue at 4:58 PM by Aaron Boasman

    It’s been ten years since the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) event moved from Nice to a much larger venue in Barcelona, and a lot has changed since then. Consider that back in 2005 the iPhone hadn’t even been invented yet – that happened in 2007, followed quickly by wearables, ...

  • Simplifying fragmented OSS

    Posted March 1 by Kent McNeil

    DonRiver partnered with Telecoms.com to discuss the evolving world of operational support systems, how historical network management tools are becoming fragmented, and how the telecoms industry can move to refresh and simplify OSS.  Complexities in network architectures throughout the telecomm...

  • Can IoT be the new value added service telcos seek?

    Posted February 27 by Ali Durmus

    We’ve been hearing for some time the value of big data and how it can be utilized to improve the customer experience and help business to become more efficient but little is said about how it can be effectively monetized on its own. Communications service providers (CSPs) are supposedly &ls...

  • Telstra - More than Talk, Walking the ‘Digital Walk’

    Posted February 25 by Dave Labuda

    We recently announced the successful deployment of our Convergent Charging Solution at Telstra. Telstra is not only the largest CSP down under, but also has a growing international presence with operations spanning 15 countries. So it’s not surprising that they are at the forefront of bringing...

  • The future is…egg shaped

    Posted February 11 by Keith Willetts

    Consolidation of the telecom sector continues apace with BT’s $19bn acquisition of the T-Mobile / Orange joint venture EE and the expected acquisition of Telefonica’s O2 by Hutchinson. Five UK mobile operators down to 3 in a short space of time and maybe more to come. The UK, along with...

  • Predictions 2015 – CSPs capitalize on LTE to transform the subs

    Posted January 29 by Jennifer Kyriakakis

    In 2014, the roll-out of LTE has been a major focus for communications service providers (CSPs), with over 300 LTE networks now in operation globally.  But super-fast data speeds and data-hungry consumers have brought their share of challenges for CSPs, and simply offering fast data access...

  • Network CEOs – damned if they do, damned if they don’t

    Posted January 29 by Ali Durmus

    More and more network operators experiencing dropping voice revenues and increasing data usage are having to decide on future paths that may conflict with their past experience and investor sentiment.   Should they concentrate on building up their networks, increasing capacity and offering fa...

  • Google Mobile – a wolf in wolf’s clothing?

    Posted January 27 by Keith Willetts

    The latest move by Google to launch as virtual mobile operator in the US may prove to be a turning point in the relationship between operators and their retail customers, hastening the much feared ‘dumb pipe’ future. I speculated on such a scenario in my book, ‘Unzipping the Digita...

  • Connectivity as a Service – what a novel idea!

    Posted January 26 by Nanda Kumar

    I have come up with an interesting concept for communications service providers (CSPs) - why not provide connectivity-as-a-service? Before you mark me as a madman, hear me out, there is some logic behind the question.   Fixed line network operators, from their earliest days, primarily built n...

  • CEOs seeing red

    Posted January 9 by Rui Paiva

    CEOs have been getting a lot of press recently. It’s not surprising really as they are the ones ultimately responsible for a company’s performance and are accountable to both stakeholders and staff alike.   Forbes launched the opening salvo against wanton CEOs by saying, “ac...

  • Planning for 2015? Look back at 2014!

    Posted December 19, 2014 by Ali Durmus

    Trying to guess trends in the telecoms industry for the coming year may be trendy, but looking back at 2014 and what we got right and wrong may actually be of greater value.   Last January I highlighted the need for Communications Service Providers to better manage the rollout of new produc...

  • Shining a Light on Darknets

    Posted December 16, 2014 by Efrat Nissimov

    If you really want to understand the security and fraud threats to the digital economy, you need to visit a darknet. Although they sound like some shadowy society in a science fiction movie, darknets are very real.    Co-existing with the public Internet, darknets are essentially private...

  • Governments and social media – what gives?

    Posted December 12, 2014 by Ali Durmus

    Involvement in social networking has exploded in recent years and the take up has certainly not been restricted to developing economies. In fact, exponential growth in social media follows wherever Internet access is created, with emerging economies leading the charge.   Analysts may wish to ...

  • To ProTect™ and Serve

    Posted December 8, 2014 by Alon Aginsky

    Francois Grandbois, Senior Program Manager, Finance Systems Delivery, at Bell Canada explains why Canada’s leading telco employs cVidya’s ProTect on-going services solution for Revenue Assurance   As Canada’s largest communications company, Bell Canada provides a wide range ...