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.
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.
Mohamad Mourad, Regional Manager Gulf, Google is delivering a keynote of the opening day of the Broadband MEA conference, taking place on the 19th-20th March 2013 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, UAE. Ahead of the show we speak to him about his role and what opportunities he sees for Google in the region.
Suresh Sidhu, chief corporate and operating officer at Celcom Axiata Berhad, Malaysia, is taking part in the ‘Quiz the CxO’ segment on Day Two 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, Netherlands. Ahead of the show we find out more about Sidhu’s views on how networks can best be optimised for LTE and where RCS/VoLTE fit into the operator picture.
Jayhun Mollazade, CEO of Sazz Internet, Azerbaijan will be speaking on Day One of the inaugural TD-LTE Summit, taking place on the 23 April 2013 at the Fairmont Singapore Hotel, Singapore. We speak to him about how as a WiMAX operator he thinks TD-LTE is of crucial importance, and how operators should go about migrating to the technology.
Andy Sutton, Principal Network Architect, EE is speaking on the Mobile Backhaul track on Day One of the LTE World Summit, taking place on the 24th-26th June 2013, at the Amsterdam RAI, Netherlands. EE was the first to launch a national LTE network in the UK and ahead of the show we spoke to him about its progress on rolling out its LTE network and found out more about its approach to backhaul.
Nima PourNejatian, CTO, MobinNet, Iran, is appearing 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 catch-up with him to get an overview of how the operator is looking to transition from WiMAX to LTE.
Mobile operators need to know how to innovate in mobile broadband pricing and transformation is needed both in outlook and systems to make this happen, says Jaco Fourie, senior BSS expert at Ericsson.
The Central Asian market of Kazakhstan is highly competitive. Price competition was boosted by the entrance of Tele2 in early 2011 – an aggressive player targeting a long-term market share of 30 per cent. Fellow Scandinavian carrier TeliaSonera has a holding in market leader Kcell, which it increased last year. Telecoms.com recently spoke to Kcell CEO Vasel Aral, who steered the company through a successful IPO in late 2012.
Director, Mobile Core for Etisalat : “I believe LTE will be more cost-effective than other technologies”
Mohammed AbdelQadir, Director, Mobile Core for Etisalat, UAE is speaking on Day One of the LTE MENA 2013 conference, taking place on the 13th-14th May 2013 at the JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai. Ahead of the show he gives us an overview of the Middle-East region and describes some of the technical and business challenges facing the operator as it deploys LTE.
Ahmed Alsulati, CTO, Qatar National Broadband Network, Qatar is delivering a keynote address on Day Two of the Broadband MEA 2013 conference, taking place on the 19th-20th March 2013 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, UAE. Ahead of the show we speak to him about why faster speeds are so important and how Qnbn copes with the demands on its network.
Mandar Thakur, COO, Times Music is delivering a keynote on Day Two of the Broadband Asia 2013 conference, taking place on the 9th-10th April 2013 in Hong Kong. Ahead of the show, as well as his views on the potential of LTE in India, we find about his his favourite gadgets, what he does in his spare time and what gets him out of bed in the morning.
Blackberry – the Canadian handset maker formerly known as RIM – has had a tough time in the months leading up to the launch of its long-awaited BlackBerry 10 operating system. Its financial struggles, fading market share, service outages, management overhaul and the several delays to the launch of the platform has generated unfavourable media coverage for the firm.
Nima PourNejatian, CTO, MobinNet, Iran is speaking on Day One of the inaugural TD-LTE Summit taking place on the 23rd-24th April 2013 at the Fairmont Singapore Hotel, Singapore. Ahead of the show we speak to him on the subject of what the advantages TD-LTE brings to operators and what MobinNet’s plans are for the technology.