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The Weekly Wrapper – 15 May

Written by on May 15, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

The focus for this week’s Weekly Wrapper is data – in all its forms. First, regulation, where the balance between privacy and security will make Governments compromise or push through harsh measures. Neither is effective and neither will solve the problem. The issue is complicated by the culture of operators, who have Ethics Committees and will, […]

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‘Carrier’s carrier’ business model makes sense

‘Carrier’s carrier’ business model makes sense

Written by on May 12, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

There is talk about consolidation in the mobile industry around the world, and an increasing number of operators will share network. Enabling mobile broadband in rural areas is a related and important issue. LTE has changed the course of the internet’s development. Companies such as Facebook, Google, Yahoo and others now take a mobile first […]

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The Weekly Wrapper – 8 May

Written by on May 8, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

Tony Poulos and Alex Leslie wrapping up the week by ranting about the most interesting and unusual stories on DisruptiveViews – from the EU’s attempts to create a Single Digital Market, to the uselessness of cable operators and telcos merging, to Facebook as a basic service and the latest round of the Internet of Silly […]

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Verizon and the data breach report

Verizon and the data breach report

Written by on May 8, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

Verizon have issued their 2015 Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR). As usual, it provides juicy analysis of lots of data shenanigans that happened during the year. The data in the report covers the compromise of 700mn records in total, relating to 79,790 security incidents which resulted in 2,122 confirmed data breaches across 61 countries. The […]

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Weekly Review – May 1

Written by on May 1, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

Alex Leslie and Tony Poulos attempt a weekly review of the top stories on DisruptiveViews. Whilst Alex Leslie admits to a slightly unhealthy obsession with the Apple Watch (tattoos block the device’s sensors), Tony Poulos took a hard look at the Project Fi from Google and has some interesting conclusions. Both agreed that the IoT is […]

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Forget ‘wearables’ – the next big thing is ‘disappearables’

Forget ‘wearables’ – the next big thing is ‘disappearables’

Written by on April 30, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Forget ‘wearables’, and even ‘hearables’. The next big thing in mobile devices: ‘disappearables’. Even as the new Apple Watch piques consumer interest in wrist-worn devices, the pace of innovation and the tumbling cost, and size, of components will make wearables smaller – so small, some in the industry say, that no one will […]

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EU to suffer from lack of telco investment

EU to suffer from lack of telco investment

Written by on April 16, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

The EU was hit by a financial crisis in 2008, and it is on track to be hit by a digital crisis. Bad telecom policy has deterred investment in the region for a decade.  Europeans will not be able to get networks when they need them. It’s not a question of subsidies; there is enough […]

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‘Bill shock’ warnings can leave consumers worse off

‘Bill shock’ warnings can leave consumers worse off

Written by on April 14, 2015 in BillingViews, Features with 0 Comments

Policies that push mobile carriers to alert customers when they’re about to exceed their plan limit are supposed to make things better for consumers. But just the opposite may be happening, says a study from faculty at the University of Toronto’s and Boston College. It shows that such warnings can be more costly, because cellphone companies […]

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In BSS, the trend is constant – and good

In BSS, the trend is constant – and good

Written by on April 8, 2015 in BillingViews, Features with 0 Comments

Although you would be forgiven for thinking that the 2,000 plus respondents to the annual telecoms.com survey were confused about some things, in the BSS section there was a refreshing consistency. And, with only 23 percent of the sample either unlikely or very unlikely to invest in BSS this year, things are looking rosy for […]

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UK high street retailers develop digital remedy to online threat

UK high street retailers develop digital remedy to online threat

Written by on April 6, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

Industry leaders, organised as the Digital High Street Advisory Board, recently announced a five-year strategy to reinvigorate the UK’s traditional High Streets and proposed the adoption of four major inter-dependent digital initiatives by 2020: Targets for town centre infrastructure and connectivity for 2020 and beyond, including broadband, mobile and WiFi. Goal to eliminate the gap […]

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