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For operators, innovation is mandatory and BSS is the key

For operators, innovation is mandatory and BSS is the key

Written by on July 13, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Andrew Penn, the CEO of Telstra, said that the price of data will be zero in five years’ time. He didn’t say this in private, or at a small breakfast meeting, but during his keynote speech at the recent GSMA event in Shanghai. It was a real wake up call to the industry. Innovation, therefore, […]

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What happens if Google and Facebook cannot control content?

What happens if Google and Facebook cannot control content?

Written by on March 21, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It is becoming increasingly apparent that digital giants such as Google and Facebook do not have the expertise to filter content on their sites. On Friday the UK Government took adverts for public services off YouTube and summoned Google to an ‘interview without coffee’. As we have said before, it is basically not possible to […]

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What exactly is the power of Facebook? An election?

What exactly is the power of Facebook? An election?

Written by on November 16, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

NEW YORK, Nov 14 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Facebook has a Twitter-ish problem on its hands. Founder Mark Zuckerberg denied his company played a role in helping get Donald Trump elected as U.S. president because of the spread of fake news articles. And yet, the social network regularly boasts to advertisers about its influence over nearly […]

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With the Time Warner deal, can AT&T leverage its content offering?

With the Time Warner deal, can AT&T leverage its content offering?

Written by on October 25, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

AT&T obviously didn’t read the recent, depressing, report from Citi that says telcos are going to find it tougher to invest in a climate of increased regulation, competition and thinner margins. Or, like us, they read it and laughed. AT&T just announced that they are going to buy Time Warner for $85 billion, subject to the consideration […]

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CSPs, lose the bundle, next generation customers do not want it

CSPs, lose the bundle, next generation customers do not want it

Written by on May 6, 2016 in Guest Blog with 2 Comments

Communications service providers (CSPs) have a mantra: bundle as much as possible to maximise revenues. In the past this may have worked. Quad play, text, voice and data – add as many services as you can to boost your price point and increase customer loyalty. Except this no longer works. Today it’s losing you customers […]

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The fight for free data – but who will make money from it?

The fight for free data – but who will make money from it?

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

Netflix plans to tighten its country control, ensuring people can no longer use VPNs to watch another country’s content. Many people feel it is hard to understand why content offerings are restricted in one country, when the internet could offer things globally and content is just data in a certain format. There are many other […]

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Deciding what selfie to keep becomes a ‘first world problem’

Deciding what selfie to keep becomes a ‘first world problem’

Written by on December 4, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A recent consumer study commissioned by Western Digital Corp.  and conducted by research firm Vanson Bourne found that having to choose which photo or video to delete to free up storage space, and then regretting doing so, is a bona fide #firstworldproblem. The study, from a survey of 5,000 consumers across […]

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German publishers and Google at loggerheads

German publishers and Google at loggerheads

Written by on October 28, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

BERLIN (Reuters) – German publishers and Google have failed to resolve a row over whether or not the Web search leader should pay the publishers to display their articles online, raising the prospect of a lengthy court battle. The German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) said on Tuesday arbitration proceedings between the publishers and […]

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Vodafone at the forefront of OTT partnering?

Vodafone at the forefront of OTT partnering?

Written by on September 29, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Vodafone UK has just renewed its deal with Netflix as it strives to be the King of OTT Content. Vodafone UK sealed the original deal with Netflix last year offering a range of on demand TV shows to its 4G customers. The new deal sees the number of bundles Netflix is available on expanded, while […]

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Apple looking at producing TV and movie content itself

Apple looking at producing TV and movie content itself

Written by on September 1, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Iphone maker Apple Inc is looking to move into the original programming business to compete with video streaming companies such as Netflix Inc, Variety reported on Monday. Apple, which aims to begin offering the service next year, has held preliminary talks with executives from Hollywood in recent weeks to gauge their interest in […]

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