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My fridge can disrupt your bank

My fridge can disrupt your bank

Written by on December 1, 2015 in Guest Blog with 2 Comments

The Internet of Everything, an emerging multi trillion dollar trend that embues a world where everything is connected to everything else and where inert ‘Dumb’ materials and products are embedded with technologies and sensors that make them ‘Smart’ isn’t ordinarily a trend that is associated with the Financial Services industry. Today the most connected financial […]

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APIs – the core of a new economy, really?

APIs – the core of a new economy, really?

Written by on November 27, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Once upon a time many companies were able to manage their whole infrastructure and implement all services alone for their customers. Telecom operators offered the telephone services – including value added services – and tried to make the ecosystem more dynamic with their own intelligent networks. And they wanted to manage applications in mobile phones […]

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Citrix, Bytemobile and the trouble with video

Citrix, Bytemobile and the trouble with video

Written by on November 26, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Citrix acquired ByteMobile in 2012 for over $400M. Citrix announced earlier this year that that would be selling the ailing ByteMobile. I guess not having found any buyers, than have now amended prognosis to “pulling the plug”. While Citrix itself is undergoing a wider restructure, the fact that no suitors came forward, is a telling tale. […]

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NFV implementation and integration

NFV implementation and integration

Written by on November 25, 2015 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

CSPs are looking to become leaner and more agile organisations. With this comes an increased focus on the reduction of CapEx and OpEx budgets – where network-function virtualisation (NFV) can play a major role by enabling CSPs to turn up services in minutes rather than months. But, for those CSPs looking at the potential of […]

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Beecham Research warns IoT ‘overhyped’

Beecham Research warns IoT ‘overhyped’

Written by on November 24, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Beecham Research is warning companies planning to get into the Internet of Things (IoT) market not to believe all the hype and over–optimistic predictions. Some industry commentators are forecasting the number of connected devices at anywhere between 10 billion and 50 billion by 2020, and trillions of dollars in new revenue by 2025. The analyst […]

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Are e-payments eating cash?

Are e-payments eating cash?

Written by on November 23, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

One of the projects we have been working on for a client involves looking at the relationship between cash and electronic payments in different markets. It’s not germane why or what we concluded, but I would like to open up some discussion around the topic. If you look at (for example) the US figures, you […]

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Sprint is so not Uncarrier

Sprint is so not Uncarrier

Written by on November 20, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Some say the secret to telling a great joke is in the delivery while others say it’s all in the punchline. Sprint should know. While I’m not sure that #SprintCountdown was supposed to be a joke, it pretty much failed on both accounts – #SprintCountdown Twitter storm? If those of you out there (like me) were […]

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SoftBank shows how to decouple network and services businesses

SoftBank shows how to decouple network and services businesses

Written by on November 19, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

I’ve just spent two days at an event called Nexterday North, run by Finnish OSS specialist CompTel. It wasn’t the usual vendor product-based user conference, but more a quasi-TED flavoured “anti-seminar” with assorted general futurists (notably Rohit Talwar and Patrick Dixon), as well as outspoken telco-industry provocateurs like myself and Alan Quayle. It was fun […]

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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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Upbeat news from operators at #NIW2015

Upbeat news from operators at #NIW2015

Written by on November 13, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Despite the blanket of fog covering much of Northern Europe and the inevitable disruptions, NIW2015 kicked off in Amsterdam last week. I guess I would now qualify as a veteran in the space and watching it evolve over the past 10-15 years has been fascinating. To be honest, after last year’s event I was rather […]

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