Customer data – gathering it, analyzing it and monetizing it, is the mobile internet’s hot topic of the moment. And operators need to pay close attention. Last month it was Spotify in the news for its revamped T&Cs that contained unwanted intrusion into its users’ personal lives. This month, it’s Apple’s new iOS 9 that is gathering attention. Read More →
AsiaInfo has two operator customers in Nepal and we have many of our own engineering staff based in the country, who were there when the earthquake hit, and who have stayed to help with the rescue effort.
Seeing the way in which AsiaInfo staff have pulled together to support our clients, Hello Nepal and Nepal Telecom, the local community and each other in the aftermath of the earthquake makes me proud to call myself CEO of AsiaInfo.
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?
Mobile World Congress is no longer an event entirely led by the mobile industry. Reflecting the situation on the ground, this year’s MWC was a funny mix of digital Internet, IT and entertainment. And as Ovum analyst Mark Newman put it: “The extent to which the telecoms industry is part of the broader technology and entertainment landscape is a moot point.”
Finally, as my feet recover from the ‘MWC syndrome’ (all you MWC goers will know what this is), I sat down to share my observations at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Hosted in March for a change, as compared to the usual chillier February, this year’s MWC was another spectacular, larger than ever, dazzling show – well done GSMA!