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  • Andy Tiller

    Spotify proves the “what’s in it for me?” rule for operators

    11,421 views - Posted September 14, 2015 by Andy Tiller VP Corporate Product Marketing - AsiaInfo

    Spotify has caused quite a stir with its revised terms and conditions for subscribers.  For every 90 or so consumers who simply tick the “accept” box without reading the small print, there are at least ten who get out their fine toothcomb.   Small wonder then that some change...

  • Chun-ling Woon

    To expand or not to expand, that is the question

    4,609 views - Posted September 3, 2015 by Chun-ling Woon CEO - Etiya International

    Half of the world’s population will be using mobile devices to access the internet by 2020. It is calculated that there were 2.2 billion mobile internet subscribers in 2013, representing approximately 30 per cent of the global population. GSMA Intelligence forecasts that an additional 1.6 bill...

  • Katie Matthews

    Bridging the gap from telco to DSP

    9,461 views - Posted August 24, 2015 by Katie Matthews Telecoms Industry Analyst - Asia Info

    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?

    14,420 views - Posted August 10, 2015 by Mohammed Sha Director of International Marketing Communications - Asia Info

    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

    8,974 views - Posted July 28, 2015 by Ali Durmus Founding Partner, Executive Committee Member - Etiya

    “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!

    5,189 views - 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

    12,751 views - 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

    7,982 views - 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

    7,500 views - 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?

    13,775 views - 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

    9,373 views - 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

    6,245 views - 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

    7,030 views - 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!

    6,732 views - 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

    7,671 views - 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 ...