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  • Katie Matthews

    Beware the spider’s web!

    Posted July 23, 2015 by Katie Matthews Telecoms Industry Analyst - Asia Info

    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, 2015 by Paul Vedam President & CEO - TIERONE

    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, 2015 by Katie Matthews Telecoms Industry Analyst - Asia Info

    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, 2015 by Ali Durmus Founding Partner, Executive Committee Member - Etiya

    “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, 2015 by Paul Vedam President & CEO - TIERONE

    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...

  • Ali Durmus

    Put the “smart” into the city

    Posted May 27, 2015 by Ali Durmus Founding Partner, Executive Committee Member - Etiya

    “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...

  • Nanda Kumar

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

    Posted April 30, 2015 by Nanda Kumar CEO - Suntec Business Solutions

    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, 2015 by Rui Paiva CEO - WeDo Technologies

    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, 2015 by Ali Durmus Founding Partner, Executive Committee Member - Etiya

    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, 2015 by Dave Labuda Founder, CEO and CTO - MATRIXX Software

    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 ...

  • Paul Vedam

    The plague of customization

    Posted April 2, 2015 by Paul Vedam President & CEO - TIERONE

    Spring is almost here, and it’s time for me to resume my blog after a brief hiatus. What with Christmas, New Year, a big family wedding and travels to Asia and back, there was no time to think outside the box. Now, I want to link back to my previous posts, starting with a question for you a...

  • Nanda Kumar

    Is it time for designer customers?

    Posted March 30, 2015 by Nanda Kumar CEO - Suntec Business Solutions

    Most service industries have become obsessed of late with enhancing the customer experience. The seemingly new benefits of big data are often espoused as the best way to achieve this. Not that data analytics or business intelligence is new, it's more about the breadth of data and how quickly it can ...

  • Ali Durmus

    Forget customer experience, try some cost experience

    Posted March 25, 2015 by Ali Durmus Founding Partner, Executive Committee Member - Etiya

    It would be fair to say that when we talk about data analytics for telcos the conversation tends to center around the customer. And while customer profiling, customization and personalization might be hot topics for improving the customer experience, it takes attention away from another analytics ef...

  • Rui Paiva

    Telcos are leading the way in EBA – but for how long?

    Posted March 20, 2015 by Rui Paiva CEO - WeDo Technologies

    A funny thing happened when telcos started taking revenue assurance seriously. They discovered that they were operating their businesses in the dark when it came to cost management, margins and even profitability – not to mention raw leakage.   Those old PowerPoint slides of the leaking...

  • Kent McNeil

    Simplifying fragmented OSS

    Posted March 1, 2015 by Kent McNeil Principal - DonRiver

    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...

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  • 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 conten...
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    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...
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    • March 4, 2015
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    “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,...
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    • March 3, 2015
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    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 h...
    • Posted by Keith Willetts
    • February 11, 2015
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    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 ...