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  • Katie Matthews

    Bridging the gap from telco to DSP

    Posted Mon at 3:11 PM by Katie Matthews

    Operators are constantly being told that they need to up their game if they want to remain relevant in the digital economy, and fundamentally alter their business model to maintain a foothold in the value chain.   Articles (very like this one!) urge MNOs to become fully-fledged digital servic...

  • Mohammed Sha

    Is a world without telecom operators possible?

    Posted August 10 by Mohammed Sha

    Recent developments in the telecom industry are increasingly making telecom operators more and more redundant. Operators are struggling to stay relevant in the transforming value chain. What is the solution?   At a recent Cambridge Wireless Seminar, Simon Tonks of PA Consulting said NFV and S...

  • Ali Durmus

    The scramble for the $50.8B revenue enterprise market

    Posted July 28 by Ali Durmus

    “Demand for SaaS enterprise applications is accelerating and exceeding the demand for on premise applications by five-times (during the five-year forecast period through 2018, SaaS revenue is forecast to grow at 17.6% CAGR while on-premise revenue growth is only forecast at 3.1%). By 2018, 27....

  • Katie Matthews

    Beware the spider’s web!

    Posted July 23 by Katie Matthews

    Many have compared telcos’ transformation from pure-play telco to digital players as a metamorphosis. You can see why: the weak, bloated caterpillar (telco) emerging from the chrysalis, reborn as a strong and beautiful butterfly (digital player). A fair analogy but one that perhaps does little...

  • Paul Vedam

    TM Forum: Use it, or lose it

    Posted July 20 by Paul Vedam

    Early in June, I donned my sunglasses and made my annual trip down to the sunny South of France to join colleagues, competitors and others at the TM Forum Live event in Nice.   Like many of my peers, this event provides a valuable opportunity to get together with those from a similar business...

  • Katie Matthews

    Going beyond data monetization

    Posted July 6 by Katie Matthews

    I’ve been talking about Sponsored Data as a business model a lot lately – and I’ve largely focused on zero-rating, or iterations of that model, as an approach because it’s one that US operator, AT&T, has shined a spotlight on in the West.   In the East, things are diff...

  • Ali Durmus

    2015 - The year the wearable market explodes

    Posted June 30 by Ali Durmus

    “The worldwide wearable device market recorded its eighth consecutive quarter of steady growth in the first quarter of 2015. Wearable Device Tracker vendors shipped a total of 11.4 million wearables in 1Q15, a 200.0% increase from the 3.8 million wearables shipped in 1Q14.” IDC Worldwide...

  • Paul Vedam

    Is it business transformation or just another Frankenstein?

    Posted May 30 by Paul Vedam

    I am going to say it again: business transformation within telecoms as we understand it does not work, has not worked so far and will not work unless we fundamentally change what we want to do.   I have already discussed some of the issues that telcos really need to think about in my previo...

  • Keith Willetts

    What do you want to be when you grow up?

    Posted May 27 by Keith Willetts

    The recent heat being applied to BT from some of its competitors to divest its infrastructure business, Openreach, gets to the heart of some of the biggest questions in the telecom sector. BT, the UK’s largest fixed / broadband and growing content provider wants to acquire the UK’s large...

  • Ali Durmus

    Put the “smart” into the city

    Posted May 27 by Ali Durmus

    “Two hundred forty-three million Americans crowd together in the 3 percent of the country that is urban. Thirty-six million people live in and around Tokyo, the most productive metropolitan area in the world. Twelve million people reside in central Mumbai, and Shanghai is almost as large... Fi...

  • Aaron Boasman

    IoT World shines the spotlight on big data

    Posted May 14 by Aaron Boasman

    Tuesday saw the kick-off of the second annual Internet of Things World in San Francisco and what a great start it was! The event was buzzing with people from the moment I entered the exhibition at 8:30 a.m. to attend the keynotes until I left at after 6 p.m. The atmosphere was electric, an...

  • Nanda Kumar

    An Apple a day, with IBM in play, may not keep the doctor away

    Posted April 30 by Nanda Kumar

    Not long ago I heralded the announcement of the partnership between Apple and IBM by predicting that “with IBM’s help, Apple becomes a legitimate business play, and IBM gets to tie up ‘the last mile’ in its enterprise strategy.”   Whilst highlighting that Apple n...

  • Rui Paiva

    Data doesn’t need to be big to be effective

    Posted April 30 by Rui Paiva

    As businesses become leaner, usually from the inevitable result of cost-cutting and transformation projects, they will need to change the way they operate and manage costs going forward.   Reducing head count may give quick results to the bottom line and shareholder confidence but it rarely a...

  • Ali Durmus

    Innovate to motivate!

    Posted April 27 by Ali Durmus

    Innovation is definitely ‘in’. From apps to IoT and cars to wearables, we are seeing an incredible number of new ideas being brought into fruition, mainly due to the relatively new phenomenon of ‘crowdfunding.’   Wikipedia defines crowdfunding as “the practice of...

  • Dave Labuda

    Digital Insurance: How to protect your legacy

    Posted April 21 by Dave Labuda

    The topic of Digital Transformation is hitting fever pitch this year and everywhere you turn there are studies, reports, recommendations and confirmations about how CSPs must embrace Digital.  Monetize, capitalize, and delight your customers through online digital experiences that will enhance ...