Chris Lewis

Chris Lewis

Chris is a highly regarded and experienced Telecoms Industry Analyst covering the depth and breadth, demand and supply of the ICT sector on a global basis for 30 years. He is one of the few industry analysts who can draw together the many varied technology and business components helping shape telecoms in the context of the future digital marketplace at www.chrislewisinsight.com

Autonomous vehicles and some unexpected consequences

Autonomous vehicles and some unexpected consequences

Written by on September 4, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

I recently joined an Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET) workshop looking into some of the unexpected consequences of autonomous vehicles. The IET will be producing a report shortly but I’m here to promote the accessibility design agenda. The technical capabilities of the vehicle, the compute power on board for navigation, vehicle management and entertainment are […]

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From pipes to platforms and whether we are ready #TMFLive

From pipes to platforms and whether we are ready #TMFLive

Written by on June 6, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The telecoms industry and its entourage descended on Nice for its annual brushing shoulders with the Cannes film festival in May. Apart from meeting with many senior telecoms and supplier contacts, it is a good barometer for what is happening in the industry. I chaired the Digital Platform Economy & API track on the opening […]

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MWC is a great opportunity to consider the real agenda

MWC is a great opportunity to consider the real agenda

Written by on March 22, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The Great Telco Debate may not be on the scale of MWC, but it is a year long process of analysing the telecoms industry from every possible angle to shape the programme for the event. MWC was a great opportunity to reconsider the topics from 2016 and draw from market developments. Using last year’s debate […]

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How a focus on disability can provide benefits for all

How a focus on disability can provide benefits for all

Written by on June 30, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

At the Digital Enterprise Show (DES) in Madrid on May 26 we assembled a group of presenters to look into the issue of technology and disability. I have been looking at the subject for the last 3 years through reports working with Telefonica. In the reports I sized the disability market and began the process […]

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Diagnosis digital, tech innovation meets healthcare

Diagnosis digital, tech innovation meets healthcare

Written by on May 5, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

At the Great Telco Debate last year, one of the biggest laughs was when my co-host Graham Wilde was attacked for buying his wife a FitBit, implying she needed to lose weight! The success of these so-called health tracking devices, and their associated apps, is an indication of how wearables, combined with smart phones and […]

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Can big data underpin the business models of the digital telco?

Can big data underpin the business models of the digital telco?

Written by on April 6, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The big data opportunity for telcos is not a new phenomenon. Vast amounts of data have been generated both internally and externally over generations of fixed and mobile services for consumer, business and partners alike. Over The Top (OTT) players have come into the market and built business models on the amalgamated analysis of data […]

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The rise of the independent consultant

The rise of the independent consultant

Written by on January 29, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Having worked with many of the leading analyst firms over the last 3 decades, it has been fascinating to work as an independent over recent years. More and more independents seem to be springing up either from an analyst or vendor background. Most vendors and service providers are happy to invite ‘us’ alongside the well-represented […]

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Accessibility for the disabled – why it’s important for telcos and you

Accessibility for the disabled – why it’s important for telcos and you

Written by on December 16, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

What is accessibility?  Simply put, how people with disabilities can use the same technology as their able bodied peers for work and personal lives. The numbers and the business case for accessibility are compelling. With a billion people in the world (1 in 7) suffering from some form of disability, most of us will be […]

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Six Million Dollar Man comes a lot cheaper 40 years on

Six Million Dollar Man comes a lot cheaper 40 years on

Written by on November 16, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

As a teenager in the 1970s I loved ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ TV series featuring Steve Austin, the astronaut who crashed and was rebuilt. Remember the tag line? – “Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology, the capability to make the world’s first Bionic man”! It captured my imagination and has come to the […]

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Analysis: success stories for smart cities

Analysis: success stories for smart cities

Written by on September 30, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

200 representatives from City authorities around the world descended on Yinchuan, in the independent economic area of Ningxia in China, to put a stake in the ground for Smart City development. This was the TM Forum’s inaugural Smart City forum. Sponsored by the City of Yinchuan, its forward-thinking secretary and ZTE Soft, the event was […]

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