John Strand

John Strand

John is CEO of Strand Consult. In 1994 John founded Strand Consult. In the early days of Strand Consult the primary focus was on CRM - analyzing and evaluating sales processes and performance for the IT, Telco, Media and Finance sector and helping customers optimize these, enabling them to move more merchandise at reduced cost. He is one of the best-known and most respected consultants in the business.

Is the smartphone market about to experience a paradigm shift?

Is the smartphone market about to experience a paradigm shift?

Written by on May 10, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Denmark was once home to a number of the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturers. The GSM standard agreement was signed in Copenhagen on September 7, 1987. Some of the first GSM phones were developed in Denmark, and a cluster of leading mobile companies were based in Aalborg. After buying AP Radio from Philips, Nokia became one […]

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The impact of EU roaming rules on the industry will be disastrous

The impact of EU roaming rules on the industry will be disastrous

Written by on April 19, 2017 in Guest Blog with 2 Comments

Europeans have been dissatisfied with the EU government for years. Political parties skeptical of Brussels have had a resurgence. To combat its image problem with the voters, pro-European politicians have pursued the policy of free mobile roaming as a means to make the EU popular again. While the impact to consumer prices in the short run […]

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10 regulatory challenges that impact telecom operators and regulators

10 regulatory challenges that impact telecom operators and regulators

Written by on November 25, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

The trends of convergence have been with us for decades. While communications, content, and computing have been converging – as well as the regulators of these industries – the actual regulation has not converged, and remains sector specific. Telecom regulators and competition authorities are challenged by these technological trends. They use toolboxes based on outdated […]

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Net neutrality advocates are ambulance chasers, but who can stop them?

Net neutrality advocates are ambulance chasers, but who can stop them?

Written by on October 27, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

An ambulance chaser is a lawyer who follows an ambulance to the emergency room, hoping to make clients out of victims. The proper term is barratry, overzealous prosecution of rules for the purpose of profit or harassment. Having succeeded to promulgate net neutrality rules in 50 countries, net neutrality advocates now use the rules they […]

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Is the EU’s revised roaming ‘proposal’ a sign of flawed policy making?

Is the EU’s revised roaming ‘proposal’ a sign of flawed policy making?

Written by on October 4, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

The revised EU proposal on roaming shows that the European Commission faces an existential crisis. It cannot succeed in creating a telecom policy that incentivizes new economic growth; it can only impose regulation. The EC press release on roaming purporting “to make it work for all Europeans” means that it has made a mess of […]

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Ten reasons not to trust BEREC on net neutrality

Ten reasons not to trust BEREC on net neutrality

Written by on July 7, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

The EU process to create Open Internet guidelines lacks transparency, independence and credibility. See video of debate hosted by Slovenian telecom regulator which operators are suing over zero rating. The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) is collecting feedback on its proposed net neutrality guidelines through July 18. While BEREC may claim that it is […]

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How will BREXIT impact telecom regulation in Europe?

How will BREXIT impact telecom regulation in Europe?

Written by on June 24, 2016 in Guest Blog with 1 Comment

Leading up the referendum on June 23, there were many articles which attempt to analyze the economic and political consequences of whether the United Kingdom would BREXIT (British exit) or BREMAIN (British remain) in the EU, but none investigated the impact to telecom policy and regulation. Taking into account how EU telecom policy has worked […]

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EU blesses zero rating for energy but opposes it for internet

EU blesses zero rating for energy but opposes it for internet

Written by on June 10, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

Addressing climate change through diversification in energy sources is an EU priority. The strategy supports diversification in energy sources away from incumbent providers of oil, gas, and coal to alternatives such as solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, biofuels etc. This strategy has also included massive subsidies to alternative fuel development. On top of that, price discrimination […]

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O2 plus 3 does not equal competition, says Vestager. Wrong!

O2 plus 3 does not equal competition, says Vestager. Wrong!

Written by on May 11, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

Telecom investors have focused their attention on the decision on the proposed merger of Hutchison 3G UK and Telefonica UK (O2). EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager announced —via Twitter—that she would block the deal. This is bad news for the European telecom industry and the larger goals of the European Commission’s Digital Single Market. However […]

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