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Gear Up Pragmatically For 5G

Abhijit Sunil July 29, 2019
  5G Presents Immense Innovation Potential 5G promises to usher in not just new use cases in every industry but also new business models. Some of the most relevant use cases across industries, such as those enabled by AR/VR and massive IoT, fit right into improving customer experience and digital transformation. As a change agent, […]
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The Realities Of Rural 5G Deployment In The US

Glenn O'Donnell May 28, 2019
Early last week, Ajit Pai, the chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), announced his approval of the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. This will result in a third megacarrier in the US mobile wireless market, which is a good move for consumers like you and me. I am glad this deal will now […]
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A Guide To 5G Strategy

Dan Bieler April 16, 2019
The hype around 5G is growing. Governments are auctioning off the necessary spectrum; telcos are testing the first 5G networks; handset vendors are announcing the first 5G smartphones; business users are exploring potential 5G use cases; and consumers are seeing media reports about the possibilities of super-fast broadband. And yet, are you familiar with the […]
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Digitalization In Industry — Observations From Hannover Messe 2019

Dan Bieler April 5, 2019
Hannover Messe, the leading global trade fair for everything industrial, offers a great opportunity to feel the pulse of digital momentum in the industrial context.
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5G@MWC19 — Reflections On Mobile World Congress 2019

Dan Bieler March 1, 2019
Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 took place in Barcelona.
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Prepare For Blockchain’s Impact On The Telecommunications Sector

Dan Bieler February 19, 2019
Blockchain offers telcos opportunities for new business, improved compliance, and efficient operations.
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Impressions From Alibaba’s Computing Conference

Dan Bieler October 8, 2018
Alibaba has become one of the world’s most fascinating and cutting-edge technology businesses — and is key to understanding where the digital era is heading.
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Telefónica Is Maturing Into A Digital Service Provider

Dan Bieler July 12, 2018
Telefónica hosted its Industry Analyst & Customer Days in Madrid recently. In our view, Telefónica is emerging as a leading global telco. Of course, digital natives like Alibaba, AWS, Google, and Tencent continue to capture the customer attention. Yet, the example of Telefónica indicates that traditional firms can effectively tackle digital transformation. Against these considerations, our […]
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US Tech Market Poised For A Strong 2018, But With Doubts About 2019

Andrew Bartels July 5, 2018
At the midpoint in 2018, the US tech market is on track to grow by 6.7% in 2018, the fastest growth since 2012. In our just-published report, “US Tech Market Outlook For 2018 And 2019: Cloud Powers Tech Spend To 6% Growth And Software To 8% Growth,” we can provide strength in all tech budget categories, […]
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The Future Of Telecoms: Strategies To Transform Telcos Into Digital Services Providers

Dan Bieler July 3, 2018
Since our last major strategic reassessment of the telecoms landscape in 2011, digital transformation has further raised the need for change of the telco business model. Our key observation still holds true: The traditional connectivity-centric business model will work only for few telcos with a low-cost base. The biggest challenge facing the other telcos is […]
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Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2018

Dan Bieler April 27, 2018
Huawei hosted its annual Analyst Summit in Shenzhen, China, recently. As in 2016, Huawei reported strong financial growth in 2017. Revenues were up 16%, EBIT by 19%, and cash flow from operations by 96%. Revenue growth was driven primarily by the consumer and enterprise divisions, up by 32% and 35%, respectively, while the carrier division […]
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Mobile World Congress 2018 Felt More Telco-Centric Again

Dan Bieler March 14, 2018
Now that the dust has settled from Mobile World Congress 2018, it is possible to get a better feel which mobility themes will set the tone for the coming year of mobility. These observations are of course subjective; they only reflect my observations over three days at the world’s leading mobility event. To start, the […]
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Net Neutrality Is Dead – Long Live Common Sense

Glenn O'Donnell December 14, 2017
My fellow Americans, the FCC has finally acted on its promise to repeal the regulations known at Net Neutrality. This move has been a magnet for political debate by those on both extremes. Ignore those people. They are only wasting your time. If you become spellbound by the media circus, your competitors will be busy […]
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The Community Business Model Helps Drive Successful Customer Engagement

Dan Bieler November 9, 2017
In the age of the customer, companies need fast access to scalable expertise, transparent costs, and agility in order to quickly adjust customer experiences to changing requirements. Community-based business models are gaining momentum as companies aim to intensify their customer engagement activities with relevant and great customer experiences. Originally, most online community-based models, such as […]
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Orange Business Services Is Connecting The Digital Dots For Its Customers

Dan Bieler July 24, 2017
Orange Business Services (OBS) hosted its analyst event in Paris in July 2017. The event’s theme was “Digital Business: Joining The Dots”. OBS highlighted its emerging digital service offerings as well as the progress it is making regarding its own digital business transformation. OBS’ CEO Thierry Bonhomme summed up the strategic direction when he observed: […]
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