John C. Tanner

John C. Tanner

John is editor of Disruptive.Asia and was previously managing editor at Telecom Asia. He has been covering the Asia-Pacific telecoms industry since 1996. He has two degrees in telecommunications and has worked for six years in the US radio industry in various technical and advisory capacities, covering radio and satellite equipment maintenance, studio networking, news writing and production, the latter of which earned him several regional and national awards.

OTT players now chasing operators

OTT players now chasing operators

Written by on December 14, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Two of Asia-Pacific’s rising stars in the OTT video scene took the stage at Capacity Asia 2015 in Bangkok Tuesday – partly to showcase their exclusive content libraries, and partly to assure telcos that they are partners, not competitors. Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of iflix Malaysia and chief operating officer of the iflix Group, spent a […]

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Twitter (not really an OTT player) says ‘partner with telcos’

Twitter (not really an OTT player) says ‘partner with telcos’

Written by on October 22, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

ITEM: Okay, it wasn’t exactly a rebuttal to anti-OTT statements, but Twitter’s Arvinder Gujral used his keynote speech at LTE Asia 2015 on Wednesday to make an energetic case for telcos to partner with OTT players – or at least with OTT players like Twitter. Indeed, Gujral – Twitter’s APAC director for business development – […]

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Oh Oh! almost no-one wants to share their data

Oh Oh! almost no-one wants to share their data

Written by on September 2, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

ITEM: IPTV and OTT video may produce a wealth of actionable data about consumer viewing habits, but most viewers don’t want that data shared with advertisers. That’s the finding of a survey released by UK-based KPMG Media Tracker, which found that a whopping 95% of consumers who use catch-up services do not want media companies […]

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Will disruption come back to haunt the telecoms sector in 2040?

Will disruption come back to haunt the telecoms sector in 2040?

Written by on July 10, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Telecom Asia turns 25 this month. And rather than spend time ruminating about the state of telecoms 25 years ago, we thought it would be more fun to speculate on the state of telecoms 25 years from now. Part of the inspiration for this was a recent column written by SF/comics writer Warren Ellis for […]

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Make no mistake – network QoS makes all the difference

Make no mistake – network QoS makes all the difference

Written by on May 19, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

With LTE deployments well under way, operators are now thinking beyond simply launching 4G and are focused more on market strategies and the next stages of the evolutionary roadmap. Telecom Asia and analyst firm Ovum teamed up once again for an online mobile broadband survey to dig deeper into those strategies. The survey covers a lot of ground, but […]

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Second life for 2G networks?

Second life for 2G networks?

Written by on November 24, 2014 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Shutting down your 2G network could be a mistake, according to researchers who say that old GSM networks can be put to better use running M2M apps. With a number of cellcos making plans to decommission their 2G networks in the next couple of years, a research team led by Corrales Madueňo at Aalborg University […]

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Does my backend look big in this?

Does my backend look big in this?

Written by on August 7, 2014 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are both riding pretty high on the hype cycle. It’s not hard to see why: both technologies represent a major shake-up in the networking world by virtualizing control processes that will give network operators of all stripes unprecedented service agility and operational flexibility, and throw in badly […]

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