Telecoms.com met with Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg at Mobile World Congress in February. He shared his thoughts on the evolution of the operator and vendor markets and explained that managing the pace of change is his greatest challenge.
Ahead of his presentation at the Telco Cloud World Forum in London next week, Jeurgen Urbanski, chief technologist for big data and cloud at Deutsche Telekom, talks to Telecoms.com about the role of telecoms operators in the cloud ecosystem and the challenges the sector faces.
Chief strategy, innovation & technology officer, KPN Group: “LTE will finally allow the internet to go mobile”
Erik Hoving, chief strategy, innovation & technology officer for KPN Group in The Netherlands, is opening the conference on Day One of the LTE World Summit, the premier 4G event for the telecoms industry, taking place on the 24th-26th June 2013, at the Amsterdam RAI, The Netherlands. In an interview ahead of the show we spoke to him about KPN’s LTE launch and the effect that 4G services will have on consumers and the internet in general.
Executive director, Networks and Access Technologies, Telstra: “To make mobile technology accessible to more people we need scale”
Mike Wright, executive director, Networks and Access Technologies for Telstra is speaking on day one of the Broadband Asia conference, taking place on the 9-10 April 2013 at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong. Ahead of the show we find out more about the opportunities cloud presents to carriers and the exciting developments Wright expects to see in 2013.
Stephen Bye, CTO at leading US operator Sprint is speaking on Day One of the TD-LTE conference, taking place on the 23rd-24th April 2013 at the Fairmont Singapore Hotel, Singapore. Ahead of the show we speak to him about Sprint’s role is leading the TD-LTE charge.
Doran Davies, Director of Products, HTC, Middle East and Africa is speaking on the subject of evolving data consumption habits at the Broadband MEA conference, which took place on the 19th-20th, March 2013 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, UAE. We caught up with him to find out more about his thoughts regarding the handset market.
Torbjorn Pettersson, Technical Sales Manager, Mobile Services, Telenor, Sweden is taking part in two panel discussions at the LTE World Summit, the premier 4G event for the telecoms industry, taking place on the 24th-26th June 2013, at the Amsterdam RAI, Netherlands. Ahead of the show we speak to him about some of the technical issues facing operators as they introduce LTE.
Chinese equipment vendor Huawei clearly envisions a world where network applications and services will run on commodity hardware and software. For a company that sells specialist boxes into networks, this could be a bold statement. In the latest in our series of SDN-themed interviews, Sanqi Li, CTO of Huawei’s carrier network business, simply sees this approach as the evolution of business models for both carriers and vendors.
Group Director Marketing, Expresso Telecom, Africa: “LTE will become a critical enabling platform for commerce”
Asif Aziz, Group Director Marketing Products and Propositions, Expresso Telecom, Africa, is taking part in a panel discussion entitled ‘Getting Ready for LTE: Deployment Considerations’, on Day One of the LTE World Summit, the premier 4G event for the telecoms industry, on the 24th-26th June 2013, at the Amsterdam RAI, Netherlands. Ahead of the show, Aziz gives us a few insights into the opportunities LTE presents in Africa.
Norway’s incumbent operator group Telenor may have began life as the country’s state-owned monopoly at the end of the 19th Century, but today it has grown far beyond the country’s geographic borders. Telecoms.com caught up with Telenor Norway CEO Berit Svendsen to find out where Telenor is placing its focus both at home and abroad.
Yousef Mutawe, CTO, Zain, Jordan, is delivering a keynote on Day One of the LTE MENA conference, taking place on 13th-14th May 2013 at the JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai. Ahead of the show we speak to him about the challenge of meeting the data demands of Zain’s customers.
Denny Kim, Strategy Director for KT, Korea, is speaking at the Broadband Asia conference taking place on the 9th-10th April 2013 in Hong Kong. Ahead of the show we found out what he thinks will be the major challenges for the carrier in the next 12 months.
In the run up for the MVNOs World Congress a series of interviews with the top speakers have been conducted. Please read below the interview with Alex Franks, CEO, The People’s Operator.
LTE networks will suffer from 100 per cent smartphone penetration from day one. Carriers will need to be innovative to deal with the onslaught in signalling traffic.
Phil Mottram, CEO, CSL, Hong Kong is delivering the opening keynote address on Day Two of the Broadband Asia conference, taking place on the 9th-10th April 2013 in Hong Kong. Ahead of the show we speak to him about the key challenges and opportunities that the new data driven world is presenting to CSL.
Technical Advisor, MOI Qatar: “We see significant benefits to deploying a technology that is universally adopted”
Ged Robinson, Technical Advisor, MOI Qatar is speaking on Day Two of the LTE MENA conference, taking place on the 13th-14th May 2013 at the JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai. Ahead of the show we gain his insight into the challenges the carrier market is facing in meeting the needs of the critical communications market.
In the first of our series of features on Software Defined Networking, Marcus Weldon, CTO at Alcatel Lucent and Bell Labs, gives Telecoms.com his take on the buzzword of the moment.
Despite stiff competition from OTT providers for subscribers’ spend, operators are uniquely positioned to tailor services to customers’ needs. They can capitalise on this opportunity by introducing network flexibility to become digital lifestyle providers.
Head Innovation and Trends, ENTEL, Chile: “Speed itself has no intrinsic value to the user – it is apps that create value”
Eduardo Duran, Head Innovation and Trends,ENTEL, Chile, is speaking on Day Two of the LTE LATAM conference, taking place on the 16th-17th April 2013 at the Windsor Barra Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ahead of the show we speak to him about the latest LTE developments in the region and the difference LTE will make to its customers.
Many MVNO brands like Tesco Mobile are now maturing in the market through longevity so customers are now more comfortable with MVNO’s as a destination for their mobile services. This is opening more opportunities for other brands to expand into the industry. MNO’s themselves now clearly see alternate brand type MVNO’s as a major opportunity for their growth or market share protection. This wasn’t necessarily the case in 2007.