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Coleago: Managed services are cloud-bound

On the 16th and 17th of September, Informa’s 8th annual Managed Services World Congress (MSWC) took place. Chris Buist, a Director at Coleago Consulting, chaired both days of the event, and has shared his key takeaways from the congress for operators in


Apple Pay could shake up mobile payments sector

The iPhone is the perennially popular handset, in demand across the world. It is seen as the standard by which the luxury smartphone market is measured, but since the release of the iPhone 5 in 2012 the iPhone’s star has perhaps fallen slightly, with each new iteration being criticised for a


Core communications are the operators’ trump card

The changing dynamic between operator services and OTT providers is a fascinating one. It is constantly evolving as the industry presses forward, and while the popularity of OTT – and the threat that this poses to operators – is undeniable, the answers are not quite so obvious.

Telematics Update to unite the biggest players within in-car infotainment such as Ford, GM and Continental at Content and Apps for Automotive Europe 2014 to discuss future revenue streams of in-car content

Telematics Update will bring together 250+ market-leaders, including Ford, General Motors, Volvo, Toyota, ERTICO, Kia, Trip Advisor and Facebook at The Content and Apps for Auto Europe Conference 2014 (April 8-9) to explore how much money can be made from the automotive ‘virtual market place’


IP Light: Ruben Markus's 2014 Trends

We expect to see significant growth in OTN (optical transport network) technology across all regions of the developing world, mainly because of the reliance on mobile infrastructure vs. traditional telecommunications services.

Infobip: Boris Pogacnik's 2014 Trends

In the mobile industry, and especially in emerging markets, 2014 will largely see the continuation and acceleration of trends from the previous year: the unstoppable expansion of mobile data networks, increased competition in the low- to mid-range smartphone market, further innovation in the


ViaSat: John Zlogar's 2014 Trends

As a satellite communications innovator, we think there are a variety of applications worthy of investment, to meet demands for communications, entertainment, mobility, and convenience.

Clarity: Tony Kalcina’s 2014 Trends

After years of heavy Capital Investment on Infrastructure, customer acquisition and unsustainable price wars, priority is shifting in 2014 towards Business Optimisation to ensure profitability.

Pontis: Udi Ziv's 2014 Trends

2014 is set to be a watershed year for contextual marketing. We will see service providers continuously engaging with customers and creating long-term goals of customer satisfaction and improving customer loyalty over a number of years.

Wipro: Ayan Mukerji's 2014 Trends

This year will be marked by the continuing tide of digital disruption and an accelerating pace of change in the telecom industry. In fact, potentially more of an acceleration than we’ve seen in the past.

Ceragon: Udi Gordon's 2014 Trends

Emerging markets are beginning to realize the benefits of IP-centric networks. A single IP network can transport multiple services, including voice, data, and the killer application, video.

CSG International: George Fraser's 2014 Trends

Supporting ever-increasing consumer demand for fast and reliable mobile data access, service providers in developing markets are investing heavily in 4G/LTE. Operators continue to focus on ways to generate revenue growth from these significant investments.

Accenture: Tom Loozen's 2014 Trends

Communications service providers (CSPs) in emerging markets achieved double-digit growth in recent years but are facing the ARPU pressures and slowing growth experienced by mature markets over the same timeframe.

Coleago Consulting: Chris Buist's 2014 Trends

In markets where there is a dominant mobile operator, it is likely that the industry will begin to see wholesale LTE networks being launched in order to address any concerns the operator has regarding the roll out of rural mobile broadband coverage and to assist with the ability to allocate


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