Tag Archives: O2

SDP World Summit and Broadband World Forum

We’re reaching an interesting stage in operators’ attempts to remain relevant to customers beyond voice and internet access, which still remains a nice business, yet commoditization continues, albeit at a slower pace than most have predicted.  The slow pace shows the strength of state-granted duopolies / oligopolies.  Though we’re seeing a mounting chorus in the […]

The Two Sided Business Model is Broken in Telecoms – Its really the 1.005 sided Model

We’ve all watched over the past week the mess that is Apple’s PR over tracking people’s location in iOS4.  Apple entered a state of denial in being caught doing such a heinous action that it can not even admit the act to itself.  A team of researchers discovered that iOS4 is (was) secretly obtaining the […]

IMS World Fourm and IMS Status Report

In April I’ll be running a pre-conference workshop at the IMS World Forum on “Market Status and Case Studies,” its aimed at both non-technical and technical managers responsible for, or whose platform / service will need to inter-operate with, IMS.  The workshop’s objectives are: Provide a deep-dive quantified analysis of the IMS market status, enabling […]

TV Delivery Evolution

Over the past few years I’ve interviewed hundreds of operators and suppliers in the TV distribution industry on deployment experiences, market requirements, competitive landscape, and technology trends.  In the document below I bring a sample of some of my work in this space examining the evolution of Hybrid and Over the Top TV.  If you’d […]

HYBRID TV AND OVER THE TOP TV STATUS REPORT

Hybrid TV is not new; it’s been within the industry’s lexicon for many years, the transition should not be a surprise.  However, for many executives the shift to hybrid TV has been a quiet revolution.  Especially given two of the telco industry’s most successful TV deployments, Verizon FiOS (2.9M customers in Q4 2009) and Orange […]

Quantifying the Extent to which US Mobile Operators are not Customer Centric

Previous articles have raised the problem of poor customer service from US mobile operators based on my own experience, with the punative charging regime that severely limits the trust customers place in operators for experimenting with new services. I was chatting yesterday with Ed Finegold from Validas, who help consumers and companies save on their […]

IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) Status Report: Emerging from the Trough of Disillusionment?

I recently completed a report for Mind Commerce entitled: “IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) Status Report: Emerging from the Trough of Disillusionment?”  This report provides a valuable independent IMS status report that can help all in the industry have a clear view on its current status and the likely paths operators will take in the evolution […]

Upcoming Conferences: 4GWE, Broadband World Forum, Oracle SDP in Action

I hope you managed to have an enjoyable summer break.  With the end of the summer holidays comes conference season… At the 4G Wireless Evolution conference next week in LA I’ll be moderating the session “The Ecosystem of Application Developers” (4G1-04), on Tuesday 1st Sept, 2:00-3:15pm.  On the panel will be: Shai Berger, CEO Fonolo; […]

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 […]

Startups to Watch: Wadaro, monitoring mobile network and services performance.

We’ve all experienced it: you’re on a call, not moving around, just talking and the call drops, you check the signal level on the phone and it’s gone only to return to near full strength as you check.  Does the operator even know what’s just happened?  And then when you’re on the move, for example […]