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  • John McVey

    The Audacity of Exclusivity

    5,204 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?

    32,780 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

    59,363 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

    23,935 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

    40,188 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

    7,181 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

    4,785 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

    14,487 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

    52,477 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

    9,339 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

    86,459 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...

  • Chun-ling Woon

    Does Big Data Matter if Your Customers Aren’t Connected?

    22,540 views - Posted November 9, 2012 by Chun-ling Woon Chief Strategy Officer - Etiya

    You can’t look at any industry publication without reading about “Big Data”. Big Data is the next Big Thing, but what does that mean? To consumers it means more attempts to sell me all that stuff I can’t live without. But to businesses it means putting the oceans of transacti...

  • Keith Willetts

    That Kodak moment

    7,194 views - Posted November 5, 2012 by Keith Willetts Founder - TM Forum

    How to avoid it and thrive in the Digital World   Children born today will grow up in a very different world from their parents – it will be a fully digital world and will go far, far beyond the ‘digital foothills’ we are seeing today. It will impact virtually everything we ...

  • Chun-ling Woon

    Would You Outsource Your Orders?

    46,365 views - Posted November 2, 2012 by Chun-ling Woon Chief Strategy Officer - Etiya

    I’m watching TV and an advertisement for a home monitoring service from my cable company comes on. I grab my tablet, do a little research and start the order. After watching the hourglass spin for an uncomfortable amount of time, a message is displayed that says “We cannot process your o...

  • Nanda Kumar

    Big data analytics - like mining for gold

    58,540 views - Posted October 28, 2012 by Nanda Kumar CEO - Suntec Business Solutions

    Big data analytics is like gold mining, you have to go through tons and tons of dirt to get to a few specks of the good stuff. It’s much the same with data when you take the conventional mining approach using data warehousing, and it can be very costly. It has to be approached as an exercise i...