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Here are 101 ways to boost your (telco) business: #innovation

Here are 101 ways to boost your (telco) business: #innovation

Written by on November 7, 2017 in Opinion with 1 Comment

It is safe to say that policy control has grown up. In its early iterations, it was used to control customers. Customers would reach their data limit, and find that their speed had been reduced or they had been blocked, or they were suddenly liable to overage charges. Then telcos realised that they could reverse […]

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How do you go about creating preferred innovation futures?

How do you go about creating preferred innovation futures?

Written by on August 16, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

PathFinder4 Ecosystem Expert and Influencer, Andrew Vorster explains how to create preferred innovation futures. For years now I have cringed when someone introduces me as a “Futurist”. Thanks to media attention, marketing hype and the proliferation of snake-oil- salesmen, the once respected academic discipline of foresight now conjures up images of mystics and shamans and […]

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Zuckerberg tells Harvard graduates to take creative risks

Zuckerberg tells Harvard graduates to take creative risks

Written by on May 26, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg returned on Thursday to Harvard University, the school he dropped out of to start the pioneering social network, to urge its graduating class to help create a new social safety net to allow creative risk-taking. The 33-year-old tech founder of the world’s largest social networking company said […]

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As the net neutrality debate rumbles on, operators get innovative

As the net neutrality debate rumbles on, operators get innovative

Written by on May 24, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

The net neutrality debate looks set to rumble on for months, if not years. The impact on operators will differ region by region. But operators cannot afford to sit still and do nothing until the shouting has died down. They need to offer attractive services to their customers, or make the conscious decision to be […]

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Is the smartphone market about to experience a paradigm shift?

Is the smartphone market about to experience a paradigm shift?

Written by on May 10, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Denmark was once home to a number of the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturers. The GSM standard agreement was signed in Copenhagen on September 7, 1987. Some of the first GSM phones were developed in Denmark, and a cluster of leading mobile companies were based in Aalborg. After buying AP Radio from Philips, Nokia became one […]

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The Innovation Game is live in Barcelona, some surprising winners

The Innovation Game is live in Barcelona, some surprising winners

Written by on February 28, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It is not yet half time in Barcelona. Fatigue is already showing on several players’ faces, but we must accept that the race for innovation is about pace, timing and execution. Early leaders are emerging, and for this judge anyway, they are coming from the operator community, and looking in pretty good shape. Telefonica has […]

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T-Mobile and Jio show how to be two steps ahead in innovation

T-Mobile and Jio show how to be two steps ahead in innovation

Written by on February 16, 2017 in Guest Blog with 2 Comments

While T-Mobile and Jio operate in starkly different conditions, they are both driving their own brand of innovation. What’s great about T-Mobile and Jio is they tend to plan two steps ahead. Whether they think “outside the box” or they are just playing a different game, the results most often make an impact that competitors […]

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China leads innovation – lodges 1 million patents in a year

China leads innovation – lodges 1 million patents in a year

Written by on November 24, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

GENEVA (Reuters) – China is driving Asian-led growth in innovation worldwide, becoming the first country to file 1 million patent applications in a single year, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) said on Wednesday. Chinese innovators filed most of their 2015 applications in electrical engineering, which includes telecoms, followed by computer technology and semiconductors, and […]

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Will open data sharing fuel or hamper innovation?

Will open data sharing fuel or hamper innovation?

Written by on May 3, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

The European Commission’s upcoming data initiative will establish open data as the paradigm “by default”, while allowing opt-outs only in restricted cases for commercial purposes, Commissioner Carlos Moedas told EurActiv.com. A new wave of entrepreneurs and innovation in fields such as health and energy efficiency have demonstrated the importance of data sharing ― not only for businesses, but […]

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Network innovations are needed far more urgently than 5G

Network innovations are needed far more urgently than 5G

Written by on April 20, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

In all the excitement about 5G, it is easy to forget that the most intensive innovations of 2016-2020 will go on in ‘4.5G’ – in Release 13 and 14, of course, but more importantly in the way the carriers and their vendors reinvent their cellular networks with new approaches like virtualization and HetNet, in the […]

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