RCS-e : the Empire strikes back !!

Think about this : The combined market capitalization of the top OTT players, including Google, Facebook, and Apple (counting only Apple Music’s contribution to its value), as well as companies such as WhatsApp, Netflix, and Skype, is currently around seven times their total 2014 revenues, whereas for the telecom industry, that multiple is less than […]

MVNO’s Reloaded :Don’t be Dumb be Digital !!

Over the past 15 years, MVNOs have helped stimulate competition in the mobile market, launching innovative tariffs and services and attracting niche consumer segments at a lower cost than mobile network operators (MNOs). But the landscape has changed; the innovative offers that once made the MVNOs successful are no longer profitable. Moreover MVNO profit margins […]

What makes 5G a killer technology !!

By 2017, it is expected that LTE will account for about one in eight of the more than eight billion total mobile connections forecast by that point, up from 176 million LTE connections at the end of 2013.GSMA research also reveals that nearly 500 LTE networks are forecast to be in service across 128 countries, […]

The Quest for Digital Telco

The notion of Digital Telco remains hazy at best to many in the industry. And the few that do understand what it takes to digitise operations they are overwhelmed by the enormity of making it happen. Yet any self respecting Telco man who neglects to drop this word “ DIGITAL “ into a coffee conversation […]

Telco 2025 : Who will be the Titan ??

Do you really want to know who will dominate the Telco space in the next decade ? Who will be a Global Telco Titan ? If you do then you might want to track the activities of the Data Centre Titans . Every quarter, cloud giants Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, and Google collectively spend billions of dollars […]

MWC 2016 Barcelona:7 Key Take Aways !!

The MWC smashed all records and the GSMA can only be complimented for pulling off the massive event so successfully.This year there was the usual platitudes and bombastic pronouncements but it was more about how we will leverage new technogies and business models : 5G , Digitization , Software Defined Networks ,  IoT etc ….and […]

Telcos power into the Energy sector : Smart Grid

Our power grids are evolving towards smart grids with a lot of dynamic active components distributed all over the grid, such as renewable energy sources or electric vehicles. While some companies are exploring the option of building their own, others are leveraging the deep expertise and resources of the telecommunications sector, who have a range […]

Telco Challenge : The quest for new business models !!

The arduous task of creating fresh and viable business models in the hyper competitive Internet era bedevils Telco CxO’s and their financial backers. All markets are becoming mature and emerging market growth will slow in the next few years. Have Telcos ever considered the nightmare scenario when Apple and Amazon offer handsets plus e SIMs. […]

VoLTE and WiFi Calling : In holy matrimony against OTT ?

Across mobile networks deploying LTE radio access technology, Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) and Video calls over LTE which utilise IMS technology are recognised as the industry-agreed progression of voice services. VoLTE facilitates far richer, multi-media voice services, increasing the service quality (by offering HD Voice) and interest delivered to consumers.Concurrently with the increasing […]

Internet of Things ( IoT ) : Why it matters to Telcos !!

The convergence of efficient wireless protocols, improved sensors, cheaper processors, and a bevy of startups and established companies developing the necessary management and application software has finally made the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) mainstream. The number of Internet-connected devices surpassed the number of human beings on the planet in 2011, and by […]