LPWA + IOT = $$$

As recently as early 2013, the term ‘LPWA’ did not even exist. The fact that the LPWA space has since then become one of the fastest developing aspects of the Internet of Things (IoT) market is testimony to the incredible potential for LPWA technologies.Analysts forecasts LPWA technologies will generate $970 million globally in connectivity revenue […]

RCS-e : the Empire strikes back ( R )

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 !!

Despite the explosive growth in LTE this year 5G has taken centre stage….even if the first commercial networks will be rolled in 2020….eventhough the standardisation process is half done even though many of the building blocks of 5G-technology architecture are as yet unknown.  Now you may wonder why is 5G giving us all such cerebral thrills ? Why […]

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 […]