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  • Chun-ling Woon

    Are OSS/BSS vendors failing the telco community?

    10,478 views - Posted 18 February 2016 by Chun-ling Woon Chief Strategy Officer - Etiya

    Mobile World Congress is almost upon us. Over the coming week, Barcelona will be awash with representatives from operators and vendors alike, as we all make use of this opportunity to sit down with customers and peers and thrash out what’s really important for the development of this industry ...

  • Tony Sceales

    IoT, Connected Cars and the end of your private life?

    13,624 views - Posted 11 February 2016 by Tony Sceales Head of Industry (Digital and Communications Services) - SunTec Business Solutions

    It is only a matter of time before all new cars are  fitted with cameras and telemetry devices, but I've been wondering considering what would be the trigger use cases that would drive mass adoption in existing vehicles.  I think I got at least one answer last weekend when I helped my...

  • Kent McNeil

    OSS virtualization

    10,349 views - Posted 3 February 2016 by Kent McNeil Principal - DonRiver

    DonRiver recently completed a joint research report with the TM Forum focusing on process-driven or data-driven architectures.  DonRiver have long been proponents of moving away from domain centric OSS activities, performed in domain centric solutions, and focusing on the business process and v...

  • Michael Wu

    It’ll never catch on…

    43,158 views - Posted 3 February 2016 by Michael Wu CEO - AsiaInfo

    It’s hard to imagine life now without the Internet, or the mobile phone. And yet neither of them started life with a mass consumer audience in mind. Mobile phones were the preserve of the rich and famous, and the Internet was simply a way for academics and technologists to exchange and share i...

  • Mounir Ladki

    How CSPs should manage and assure digital services over NFV/SDN

    17,931 views - Posted 3 February 2016 by Mounir Ladki President and CTO - MYCOM OSI

    NFV (Network Function Virtualization) promises to fundamentally change the nature of telecom networks, by completely separating the hardware from the software; network functions and services will be virtualized and will be delivered using standard IT hardware resources (processing, storage and bandw...

  • Tony Sceales

    Partnering for holistic customer experience orchestration

    9,576 views - Posted 28 January 2016 by Tony Sceales Head of Industry (Digital and Communications Services) - SunTec Business Solutions

    I wanted to share with you a real-life tale of customer experience gone sadly awry.  The point of the story is that when you partner to deliver a service, the ownership of the customer journey can easily get fragmented and reflect badly on all parties, but also that the Digital Economy both hig...

  • Chun-ling Woon

    MWC: What is it good for?

    5,096 views - Posted 18 January 2016 by Chun-ling Woon Chief Strategy Officer - Etiya

    As we move into the latter half of January, our thoughts are already turning to what for many in our industry is one of the event highlights of the year. I am of course referring to Mobile World Congress, which takes place this year from 22-25 February. Yet aside from a few days in the beautiful ...

  • Akil Chomoko

    Evolution and revolution – watch this space

    10,378 views - Posted 11 January 2016 by Akil Chomoko Senior Product Marketing Analyst - Asia Info

    Welcome to 2016 – a year where we feel a powerful wind of change blowing through the telco industry. January usually brings an avalanche of resolutions and predictions, but we’re also focusing on evolution and revolution – advances that will bring radical transformation and cost ef...

  • Jane Chen

    Putting the user at the heart of the Smart City

    14,548 views - Posted 7 January 2016 by Jane Chen Chairperson - ZTEsoft

    The “Smart City” concept has been around for some time now, and indeed in several cases the term has been retroactively adopted for projects and services that were already underway in many cities.   However, only recently has the idea of the “Smart City” evolved into m...

  • Dave Labuda

    Can Telcos Embrace Bimodal IT?

    8,017 views - Posted 6 January 2016 by Dave Labuda Founder, CEO and CTO - MATRIXX Software

    Bimodal (aka 2 Speed) IT is the practice of managing two separate modes of IT delivery, one focused on maintaining the legacy status-quo and the other on agility and time-to-market for new digital services and channels. The basic concept put forth by the likes of Gartner and McKinsey is that ex...

  • Chun-ling Woon

    Event-driven marketing – buzz or reality?

    7,601 views - Posted 23 December 2015 by Chun-ling Woon Chief Strategy Officer - Etiya

    Only the fittest telecoms operators will survive in future, but how do they become the fittest? The answer is by differentiation through the CSP brand and personalisation. It is essential to provide a differentiated customer experience in order to provide personalised one-to-one automated campaigns ...

  • Rui Paiva

    In the IoT stampede who will get trampled?

    13,154 views - Posted 10 December 2015 by Rui Paiva CEO - WeDo Technologies

    Depending on which analyst report or expert opinion you listen to, the number of Things that will be connected to the Internet in the next five years will be anywhere from 1 billion to 100 billion. So let’s just assume there will be lots of them.   The second big area of conjecture is h...

  • Nanda Kumar

    Telcos have OTTs, banks have FinTechs

    20,716 views - Posted 3 December 2015 by Nanda Kumar CEO - Suntec Business Solutions

    Brett King (Amazon best-selling author, well-known industry commentator, speaker, the host of the ‘Breaking Bank$’ radio show on Voice America and founder of the revolutionary mobile-based banking service Moven) firmly believes that in 50 years time the banking industry will look back an...

  • Mohammed Sha

    Streamlining services for smarter shopping

    11,296 views - Posted 2 December 2015 by Mohammed Sha Director of International Marketing Communications - Asia Info

    Are we all getting ready for the season of goodwill, holidays, overindulgence in food and drink and total immersion in retail therapy – aka shopping? Aren’t many of us doing this shopping from the cozy lounges of our homes on our mobile devices? But, is your mobile operator doing enough ...

  • Paul Vedam

    Federated inventory management solutions do not work

    20,874 views - Posted 19 November 2015 by Paul Vedam President & CEO - TIERONE

    The idea of federated data became big when some of our venerable industry leaders decided it would solve the ongoing challenge of inventory management systems.   Ideas come and go, so my initial reaction was that we would just have to wait a little while for this idiotic one to pass by. Howev...