5G : A Tech Revolution needing Capex…Paradigm Shift thinking !!

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/5g-tech-revolution-needing-financial-capitalparadigm-shift-malik-/ Financial capital is crucial in the installation and deployment of new technology. As the revolution matures, technological innovation shows decreasing returns and markets become saturated. Growth and profits are threatened. Social unrest reoccurs when the growth that was promised does not materialize. So whats the way forward for Telcos and 5G ? While telcos […]

MVNO’s and MNO’s : New horizons ?

According to random stats from various analysts the global MVNO market valued at $46.22 billion in 2015 is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 9.8% during 2016-2022. But the revenue growth rate over the last 5 years seems to be on a declining trend in every Region. The MVNO markets in Western Europe and […]

Telco KYC headache ? Try the RED Blockchain pill !!

In an effort to prevent money laundering, the financing of terrorism, and the use of mobile phones in terrorist and fraudulent activities, compliance to Know Your Customer (KYC) and Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) registration regulations has become mandatory in most countries. KYC typically requires certified copies of ID documents and proof of residential address. Some […]

Blockchain for Telcos : Gathering momentum !!

A complex technology anchored in a powerful, simple idea, blockchain is fast gaining traction as the next big innovation in secure connectivity. Blockchain is a peer-to-peer distributed database, which means that instead of your database existing on a single server system, copies of each new piece of data are sent out to all users involved […]

Robots and Telcos ? Get ready for C3PO and R2D2

 Just as industrial robots are remaking the manufacturing industry by creating higher production rates and improved quality, Robotic Process Automation  “bots” are revolutionizing the way we think about and administer business processes, IT support processes, workflow processes, remote infrastructure and back-office work. RPA provides dramatic improvements in accuracy and cycle time and increased productivity in […]

Industry 4.0 : Deutschland , der globale Reiseführer.. oder ?

  Industry 4.0 is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things and cloud computing. The 4.0 designation signifies that this is the world’s fourth industrial revolution, the successor to three earlier industrial revolutions  that caused quantum leaps in productivity and changed the lives […]

Big Data : Ride the Apache Spark !!

There is so much data out there today that no one can possibly process it all. For example, many companies have the data that can tell them how their customers actually feel, and when and why those customers might switch to a competitor. The problem is that most companies do not know what they don’t […]

Telco 2016 in Review : What was hot !!

This year was more about how we will leverage new technologies and reconfigure our business models : It was about stuff that will turn the Telco world upside down….5G , Digitization , Software Defined Networks ,  IoT , Smart Cars etc … not many Telco CEO’s moaned about OTT players eating their lunch…thank heavens …perhaps […]