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  • Chun-ling Woon

    To Monetize LTE Let the Catalog Lead

    54,809 views - Posted March 25, 2013 by Chun-ling Woon Chief Strategy Officer - Etiya

    For many mobile operators LTE is a new start. LTE is truly the next generation of infrastructure. LTE makes the public network an IP network and all traffic becomes data. On the one hand, an all-IP network should simplify operations and eliminate some of the OSS silos that have been built up over th...

  • Cato Rasmussen

    Clusters filled with millions of servers across the globe

    20,567 views - Posted March 14, 2013 by Cato Rasmussen CEO - BolgiaTen

    1960 logistical infrastructure i.e. train networks, airline distribution or shipping lines would not be sufficient for today’s logistical needs. Our infrastructures are radically different today than back then.   To cater for the needs of the digital world, being but not limited to, Dig...

  • Nanda Kumar

    Now it’s ‘cross-industry’ convergence

    55,248 views - Posted March 8, 2013 by Nanda Kumar CEO - Suntec Business Solutions

    I realised long ago that the telecommunications and finance sectors had a lot in common. They may not have thought so, as both preferred to go their own merry way in terms of revenue streams and business models. Banks saw communication service providers (CSPs) as customers, and pretty big ones at th...

  • Matt Hooper

    Mobile World Congress Perspectives – Changing Seasons for BSS

    52,572 views - Posted March 5, 2013 by Matt Hooper Chief Marketing Officer - Martin Dawes Systems

    Another year and another Mobile World Congress, an event that just gets ever bigger and one this year which signalled that shifts in the communications landscape are bringing a new coherence to the industry. Key drivers such as monetization of 4G, the response to new EU roaming laws (that threaten t...

  • John McVey

    The Audacity of Exclusivity

    5,318 views - Posted March 1, 2013 by John McVey Partner - DonRiver, Inc.

    Attention Telco procurement, vendor management, legal personnel and anyone involved in purchasing COTS products and system integration services.  During contract negotiation, never accept any terms and conditions that dictate you, the Telco, agree that any and all configuration and customizatio...

  • Chun-ling Woon

    OSS For LTE – What’s the Plan?

    32,946 views - Posted February 23, 2013 by Chun-ling Woon Chief Strategy Officer - Etiya

    On the eve of Mobile World Congress, we’re preparing to hear tales of LTE deployment and mobile network convergence as we navigate the new venue and get lost among the endless rows of exhibits. Operators are nearly unanimous in their belief that LTE is an opportunity for a fresh start. 3G was ...

  • Rui Paiva

    Metering expectations

    59,458 views - Posted February 11, 2013 by Rui Paiva CEO - WeDo Technologies

    The telecoms industry may be living in fantasy world if it thinks it has mastered the collection and billing of data traffic. Living in denial is one thing, but when push comes to shove, how many ISPs, in particular, have definitive volumes of data for each individual account?   If a recent r...

  • Rob Smith

    The SME opportunity

    24,100 views - Posted February 1, 2013 by Rob Smith Director, Product Marketing - MDS

    You might have heard about a story appearing in the press recently, which reported that a UK customer was hit with two bills which amounted to a staggering £19,000. While originally intent on the bill being paid, it later emerged the cost was a result of a fault with the customer’s devi...

  • Chun-ling Woon

    From Partners to a Relevant part of a Global Organization

    40,330 views - Posted January 7, 2013 by Chun-ling Woon Chief Strategy Officer - Etiya

    ConceptWave is now part of Ericsson and while the acquisition may not have been a surprise, it is certainly a change. Becoming a small part of a large organization is daunting, and takes some getting used to. But we’ve been together since September and as we work to define the identity of this...

  • Rui Paiva

    Assuring connectivity is the killer app

    7,343 views - Posted December 28, 2012 by Rui Paiva CEO - WeDo Technologies

    The telecoms industry seems to go through periods of intense self-loathing at regular intervals, almost like it is suffering from an inferiority complex.   Despite constantly pushing the boundaries of technology and providing fantastic services to customers whether mobile or fixed, it is an i...

  • Matt Hooper

    Bringing home the Bacon

    4,887 views - Posted December 14, 2012 by Matt Hooper Chief Marketing Officer - Martin Dawes Systems

    What can operators learn from the past to assure the future of 4G success? Having recently gone live across 11 major cities in the UK, 4G has not been without its fair share of both criticism and praise. 4G undoubtedly brings with it the promise of increased demand for faster downloads and seamless...

  • Keith Willetts

    Win-win or lose

    14,615 views - Posted December 14, 2012 by Keith Willetts Founder - TM Forum

    The ability to build sustaining partnerships is vital in the digital world The business model of the communications industry is of a single provider owning and controlling all of the assets needed to deliver the service. But in the digital world, that model is quickly being eclipsed by approaches...

  • Keith Willetts

    Innovate or die

    52,628 views - Posted December 3, 2012 by Keith Willetts Founder - TM Forum

    As Steve Jobs once said, “innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” and certainly innovation is the key to being a leader in the digital economy. Companies that can do this are reaping a rich harvest in the digital world, while those who can’t are likely t...

  • Chun-ling Woon

    Just in Time for the Holidays…Maybe

    9,482 views - Posted December 3, 2012 by Chun-ling Woon Chief Strategy Officer - Etiya

    Holiday shopping just isn’t what it used to be. Black Friday promotions start on Thursday and those of us that choose to avoid the mall completely shop on-line. All those offers to keep track of – “Today Only”, “Before Midnight Tonight”, or “only available a...

  • Rui Paiva

    Monetization - not seeing the forest for the trees

    86,631 views - Posted November 21, 2012 by Rui Paiva CEO - WeDo Technologies

    ‘Monetization’ may soon become the most over-used word in the telco industry after ‘convergence,’ ‘agility’ and ‘enablement’! Today, it’s all about decreasing voice revenues and increasing data usage, OTT players pinching pennies and operators cu...