Tag Archives: mobile broadband

MWC 2014: The Art of Misdirection

It was the first time in 15 years I did not make the annual pilgrimage to MWC (Mobile World Congress).  Some of the reasons being: The BS and detachment from market reality of the GSMA which impacts MWC; The ridiculously large event which means I’m spending more time racing between meetings than in meetings; The […]

Mobile Broadband Use is Changing, Policy Needs to Catch Up. Summary of Policy Control and Data Pricing Conference, April 2013

The Policy Control and Data Pricing Conference took place between the 16-17th April.  Its a ‘who’s who’ of Policy Control and Charging (PCC), and provides a great litmus test on the state of industry.  The discussions this year were quite frank with open disagreements; the worry of signalling storms appeared to have abated. Reviewing the […]

Recent Workshops

A common theme on many of my projects is providing either at the start or end of a project an in-depth workshop. The focus of these workshops is varied: providing a fast-track understanding on new technologies or business models; separating hype from reality; explaining the unsaid agendas of the suppliers and service providers; providing a […]

Examining an operator / carrier’s role in Video Content Delivery

I’ve reviewed the impact video is having on networks in articles such as : The Mobile Broadband Explosion: Mobile Broadband finally reaches the Tipping Point The Internet’s gone Video: What does that mean to operators? Mobile Broadband and DSL Broadband: How do the customers’ experiences compare? Human Behaviour and Mobile Broadband Pricing One of the […]

End of Year Review

The purpose of this article is to review some of the significant developments and trends in the telecom industry through 2008, and look forward into next year on what developments and trends may start to unfold. Open Innovation, Telco API and SDP. A theme of this weblog throughout the year has been Open Innovation, the […]

Human Behaviour and Mobile Broadband Pricing

In my journeys around APAC (Asia Pacific region) over the past few months, a common theme is the explosion of mobile broadband (MBB), as reported in previous articles in this weblog such as Mobile Broadband Explosion, The Internet’s Gone Video, and Mobile and DSL Broadband Compared.  However, the impact of that explosion on the operator […]

Carrier Video Services: Trends and Opportunities

In a previous article, “The Internet’s gone Video: What does that mean to operators?” I gave a preview of the presentation I planned to give at the Dialogic One Event in the keynote session “Carrier Video Services Trends and Opportunities” on the 21st October in San Diego. The presentation, shown below, is split into four […]

Webinar on “Telco adoption of Web 2.0 principles and open innovation for rapid application development”

On the 30th October I’ll be giving a free Telestrategies webinar entitled “Telco adoption of Web 2.0 principles and open innovation for rapid application development.” The pitch for the webinar is: “The battle is intensifying between telcos, consumer device manufacturers (e.g. iPhone and Sony PS3) and web-based services (e.g. Google) in the delivery of services […]

Low Cost and Mobile VoIP Study

Technology Appraisals, a consultancy based in the UK, has recently completed a comprehensive global study on “Low Cost & Mobile VoIP.”  The study profiles 30 new mobile players in detail and gives summary tables, illustrations and comparisons. It provides a clear picture of who is in this business, where they come from, where are they […]

The Mobile Broadband Explosion: Mobile Broadband finally reaches the Tipping Point

A mobile broadband Tipping Point has been reached: HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) is ‘good enough’ for customers and prices have fallen by a factor of 16 in less than two years.  Three UK (H3G UK) now offers mobile broadband prepay, 10 GBP ($20) buys up to either 1GB or 1 month of access, and […]