Revenue and profit sources of mobile and fixed-line network providers are under much more pressure than originally thought. Users are radically changing their behaviour, over-the-top (OTT) offers are highly competitive, and, most of all, non-future proof toxic price models are in place.
Everybody stop it – yes, stop it! What I mean is, everyone is talking about the Internet of Things (IoT) as if it’s some life changing experience – well, I don’t necessarily want to be the bearer of a reality check but it’s not! Well, at least not for now. It’s just a term; a simple phrase that’s captured a new sense of excitement and imagination across an industry that’s always eager to deliver the next big thing.
The birth of mobile, followed by smartphones and then tablets, which provided telecoms providers with their biggest boom in a century, now poses a threat to their growth and stability. This threat comes from the latest development in the smartphone story: communication apps.
AbiDoc Announced As the Winner of the Most Innovative Mobile Application at 4th Annual MENA LTE Conference
Kuwait based, AbiDoc, the region’s first ever online direct doctor appointment service, was announced as the winner of the “Most Innovative Mobile Application” Award, at the 4th Annual MENA LTE Conference that was held from the 11th to the 13th of May 2014 at the Conrad Hotel, Dubai, UAE.
Christian von Hammel-Bonten, EVP Telecommunications at Wirecard, talks to Telecoms.com at MWC2014 about payment acceptance and processing and the adoption of NFC and the challenges ahead.
Milan Gauder, Group Head of Emerging Payments, Europe at MasterCard, talks to Banking Tech at MWC2014 about mobile payments incorporating NFC and in-app payments. Both technologies have the opportunity to revolutionise commerce, he says.
Eddie Moyce, Chief Customer Experience Officer for MTN South Africa, and Jim Beattie, Regional General Manager MEA at WDS talk about the increasing complexity of products and devices and the challenges involved in ensuring every customer has the optimal experience.
Anjan Ghosal, Preseident and CEO of Diametriq, talks to Telecoms.com at MWC2014 about LTE network signalling challenges. He talks about connecting islands of LTE networks and associated Diameter signalling issues.
Sanjay Kapoor, CMO and SVP strategy at Nominum explains how operators can enhance their engagement with subscribers using DNS capabilities and measure the success of their efforts more effectively.
Telecoms.com sat down with David Williams, CEO and co-founder of Avanti, to discuss the company’s developments over the last 12 months and got straight to the point about economics.
Vinod Vasudevan, CEO of Flytxt, talks to Telecoms.com at MWC2014 about Big Data analytics for telecoms operators, helping them to derive new revenue streams and increase margins.
Chris Koopmans, VP & GM Service Provider Platforms, Citrix, talks to Telecoms.com at MWC2014 about delivering insight into customer experience, so operators can monetise that information.
David Bouchon, Director of Marketing and Communications, at Astellia, talks to Telecoms.com at MWC2014 about how 60 per cent of operator marketers are lacking the data required to make business decisions.
Cem Erdem, Product Manager at Vestel, talks to Telecoms.com at MWC2014 about the company’s growing range of tablets and smartphones as well as its partnership with Google to provide services on Android.
Polystar talks to Telecoms.com at MWC 2014 about the telecommunication eco-system, recent developments, challenges and opportunities coming with Customer Experience Management and Big Data Analytics.
Ann Hatchell, Director of Marketing – Data Experience, at Amdocs, talks to Telecoms.com at MWC2014 about virtualization, including the full virtualization of the company’s control plane suite including HSS, AAA and Diameter routing.
Hatchell expects policy control to be the first network element to be virtualized and talks about the maturity and stability of the technology.
Volker W. Gerstenberger, Director of Product Marketing for Mobile Security at Giesecke & Devrient, talks to Telecoms.com and Banking Technology at MWC2014 about the Internet of Things and the transition from plug in form factor SIMs to embedded authentication solutions.
Stavros Vougas, Regional Vice President, MEA & APAC at Tecnotree, talks to Telecoms.com at MWC2014 about convergent billing and customer relationship management.
David Fraser, CEO of Devicescape talks to Telecoms.com at MWC2014 about the opportunities for network operators to drive revenues over wifi networks. Devicescape operators a global, curated wifi network over which operators can push their services.