The telecoms industry can’t seem to get enough of partnerships at the moment. And that’s on top of the mega-mergers that characterized the start of the year. Read More →
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Ad-blocking by Apple might spoil the barrel
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 →
Why Apple’s green light is good news for operators too
The news from the European Commission (EC) regarding the results of its investigations into the launch of Apple’s music streaming service appears to be good news for consumers. According to a report in Recode, which cited four sources with knowledge of the matter, the Commission “failed to find evidence of collusion among the major music labels and Apple to quash free music streaming services such as those offered by Spotify.” Read More →
What telco critics think operators should give up for Lent (or forever)
We’ve been asking ‘What should operators give up for Lent?’, and this week we invited a few of our media and analyst friends to dinner so we could pick their brains on the topic.
From imitator to innovator
Working at AsiaInfo, it stands to reason that I would promote China as a centre of innovation.
It would be remiss if I didn’t believe that China was leading the way in the mobile Internet; creating credible – and, more importantly, profitable – solutions to the challenges operators in the West are now facing.
I put my hands up: I’m bias.
Where do we go from here?
The urgency of the challenges faced by the telecoms industry was captured perfectly by The Great Telco Debate
Last week saw representatives from across the industry gather for the first ‘Great Telco Debate’ – an event organized by analyst houses Lewis Insight and BWCS to discuss the future of the telecoms industry.
The Innovation Ideal
Boston Consulting Group’s latest innovation index features just one mobile operator – where are the rest hiding?
Boston Consulting Group’s annual “Most Innovative Companies” report has been described as a “reality check” for European operators.
A Juniper research study released this week has claimed that voice and messaging traffic lost to OTT (Over the Top) players, such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Skype, will cost network operators $14 billion in revenues globally this year. The study says that this is up 26% on 2013. Read More →
Is Unlimited Data really an operator/ OTT stumbling block?
The issue of Unlimited Data has cropped up as a potential sticking point in the pursuit of developing mutually beneficial operator/ OTT partnerships.
Operators can learn from China and avoid the “Kodak moment”
Operators are facing a “Kodak moment” in their competitive response to the threat posed by over the top (OTT) players, according to Mark Mortensen from Analysys Mason. Read More →