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Binge On has an unprecedented 99% satisfaction rating

Binge On has an unprecedented 99% satisfaction rating

Written by on October 4, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Only 0.8% of T-Mobile’s customers have actually turned off Binge On video since it was launched last November. T-Mobile launched Binge On video last year. Everyone had something to say… Binge On video had many issues people tried to raise anything from “beware of the fine print” to “net neutrality”. Earlier this month Strategy Analytics reported […]

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Telecoms operators enable disruption for others, why not themselves?

Telecoms operators enable disruption for others, why not themselves?

Written by on September 30, 2016 in Guest Blog with 1 Comment

Telecommunications companies (telcos) are at the heart of digital innovation and disruption in other industries such as media, banking and automotive, but are they lagging behind in the digital transformation of their own businesses? Is it really possible to do A while aggressively and boldly pursuing B? Of course, they are facing their own strategic […]

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Unrealistic deadlines loom for an open API banking standard

Unrealistic deadlines loom for an open API banking standard

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

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published its report on the retail banking market. It says, that “the timely development and implementation of an open API banking standard has the greatest potential to transform competition in retail banking markets”. I can’t say that I read all 766 pages, but given that I think that […]

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Progress on security for the Industrial Internet of Things

Progress on security for the Industrial Internet of Things

Written by on September 28, 2016 in Guest Blog with 1 Comment

The IIC published the Industrial Internet Security Framework for Securing Industrial IoT. Last week, the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) released a security framework intended for securing industrial IoT. The Industrial Internet Consortium is an open membership organization founded by AT&T, Cisco, General Electric, IBM, and Intel in March 2014. The IIC catalyzes and coordinates the priorities and […]

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Under Verizon, will Yahoo become irrelevant?

Under Verizon, will Yahoo become irrelevant?

Written by on September 27, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

With Verizon, Yahoo likely to become irrelevant. Verizon is embarking on building an ecosystem but second rate assets are unlikely to get Verizon very far without inspirational management to make these assets shine. On top of the $3bn it is paying for Yahoo’s core business, Verizon also appears to be in advanced discussions to purchase a video […]

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How far ahead is Amazon in the smart home race?

How far ahead is Amazon in the smart home race?

Written by on September 26, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Among the biggest consumer tech brands, Amazon appears to be some way out in front when it comes to smart home progress. With new models and new partner integrations, Amazon seems to be taking the lead on Apple and Google – after stumbling onto the increasingly successful Echo, which is now being launched in the […]

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IoT’s trillion dollar challenge to telecom

IoT’s trillion dollar challenge to telecom

Written by on September 26, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Right now, the Internet of Things (IoT) seems to be generating a fresh round of hockey stick charts projecting growth and revenue. IoT is predicted by some to be a trillion-dollar market opportunity – and that’s just the value of IoT-based services. But the projections breeze over some critical dependencies that a future of 50 […]

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How disruptive will 5G be in Latin America?

How disruptive will 5G be in Latin America?

Written by on September 23, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Google’s plans for RCS hint at how a deconstructed 5G network could shake up the incumbents which dominate Latin America. The GSMA has been holding the Latin America leg of its Mobile 360 series of conferences this week in Mexico City. The focus was, predictably, on 5G, with the large vendors reiterating their usual messages […]

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Identity is broken, where is the digital infrastructure solution?

Identity is broken, where is the digital infrastructure solution?

Written by on September 22, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Online (identity-related) fraud is absolutely out of control in the UK and there is, so far as I can see, no prospect of any form of identity infrastructure to deal with the problem. Prospective Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn has put forward the suggestion of a digital passport (and has, as yet, not responded to my […]

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Spotify – an object lesson in the success of the freemium model

Spotify – an object lesson in the success of the freemium model

Written by on September 21, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Free users are the life blood of Spotify. Spotify’s recent jump to 40m paid subscribers demonstrates just how critical its free users are and why their numbers need to keep moving upwards. Spotify has announced that it has hit 40m paid users gaining 10m users in the last 5 months (2m per month) compared to Apple which […]

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