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Ciena: Hector Silva's 2016 Trends

Ciena’s Hector Silva shares his thoughts on the key themes he expects to see in the coming year including network virtualisation, data centre interconnect, and security...

IBM: Noha Sadek's 2016 Trends

2016 will be an exciting year for the telecommunications industry in emerging and developing markets, where several consumer and market trends are of concern, according to IBM’s Noha Sadek…

Cataleya: Jay Jayasimha's 2016 Trends

Emerging market operators will be increasingly turning to IP services and OTT in 2016, while the importance of big data analytics is becoming clear. So says Cataleya’s Jay Jayasimha…

Capitalizing on the A2P Opportunity

Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) have long focused on protecting their Person-to-Person (P2P) communications revenue against the rising popularity of OTT messaging, either through partnership opportunities or developing their own competitive services.

Challenges For MNOs in Emerging Markets

Alec Barton, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Developing Telecoms, spoke to Chris Fabian of UNICEF about some of the key challenges facing MNOs in emerging markets. The full interview can be read in our Special Report, Connected Citizens – Managing Crisis, ...

Mats Granryd

GSMA appoints new director general

The GSMA has announced the appointment of Mats Granryd as new director general and member of the GSMA board, to lead the organisation in its efforts towards "connecting the world".

Orga Systems: Mathias Liebe's 2015 Trends

There is a lot going on in the telecommunications industry right now, whether because of the threat from more agile and fas­ter OTT players, the fast changing dynamics in the industry or telco’s own mindset of not being a dumb pipe anymore.

SpatialBuzz: Andrew Blake's 2015 Trends

We see 2015 as being the year when CEM (Customer Experience Management) becomes a top priority for operators in developing markets, as they continue their quest for the retention of customers and improvements in ARPU.

Infobip: Silvio Kutic's 2015 Trends

As mobile telecoms become more and more intertwined with the internet, we will continue to see new services and opportunities emerge, both in the B2B and B2C area, as a result of this growing interconnectivity.

Astellia: David Bouchon's 2015 Trends

Growing customer expectations and challenging network dynamics are putting pressure on the Radio AccessNetwork (RAN) in such a manner that almost 80% of quality impacting events occur in the RAN.

Dali Wireless: Albert Lee's 2015 Trends

In developing markets network coverage is often a significant problem, with many people outside of major cities having trouble getting connections because of poor telecoms infrastructure in their area.

Genband: Brad Bush's 2015 Trends

As 2015 begins to kick into high gear I thought I would share a few trends we see forming here at GENBAND in the expanding universe of Real Time Communications software and solutions.

Gilat Satellite Networks: Doreet Oren's 2015 Trends

For a long time, mobile network operators (MNOs) have looked longingly at untapped global markets, wishing there were a business case to justify an expansion of their networks to the nearly two billion potential customers worldwide who are either not covered by any mobile network or currently


CBNL: John Naylon's 2015 Trends

All around the world, the mobile landscape is changing. Mobile subscriptions are expected to reach nearly 7 billion by the end of 2014, whilst mobile broadband subscribers will reach 2.3 billion.

Globys: Derek Edwards' 2015 Trends

2015 is a year in which we’ll see micro-segmentation thrust into action in emerging markets, enabling the delivery of personalized experiences to address the wide diversity within and between markets.

Tecnotree: Timo Ahomäki's 2015 Trends

With growing customer demands and an increasing need to remain competitive and profitable, major operators and CSPs will channel growth in the development of new technologies, partnerships and entry into new sectors.

Verizon: Stephen Keenan's 2015 Trends

As enterprises around the world begin to plan for the year to come, Verizon’s annual view on enterprise-technology trends offers a timely reminder of what’s shaping the technology market from the business perspective.

GSMA: Craig Friderich's 2015 Trends

The potential of mobile and ICT to support behavior change, supply chain, health financing, health worker enablement and other critical services has been well documented but we have yet to see significant scale and integration into the health system.

Opera: Jay Hinman's 2015 Trends

2015 is a year in which we’ll likely see a great deal of attention paid in emerging markets to how data revenues will need to quickly bridge the gap that stems from rapidly declining SMS and voice revenues.

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