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  • Katie Matthews

    Bridging the gap from telco to DSP

    14,696 views - Posted 24 August 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?

    17,888 views - Posted 10 August 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

    12,076 views - Posted 28 July 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!

    7,020 views - Posted 23 July 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

    14,059 views - Posted 20 July 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

    10,685 views - Posted 6 July 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

    9,985 views - Posted 30 June 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?

    14,810 views - Posted 30 May 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

    13,125 views - Posted 27 May 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

    7,663 views - Posted 30 April 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

    7,903 views - Posted 30 April 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!

    7,536 views - Posted 27 April 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

    8,326 views - Posted 21 April 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

    16,952 views - Posted 2 April 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?

    13,895 views - Posted 30 March 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 ...