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AT&T loses video subscribers, drags industry shares down

AT&T loses video subscribers, drags industry shares down

Written by on October 13, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – AT&T Inc’s third-quarter video losses sent pay-TV industry shares down on Thursday after Wall Street analysts raised concerns about the continued threat of consumers cancelling their cable and satellite television subscriptions. The No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier, which owns satellite television service DirecTV, said in a filing on Wednesday that it […]

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The dangers of direct operator billing without identity authentication

The dangers of direct operator billing without identity authentication

Written by on August 17, 2017 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

With the focus on delivering a frictionless user experience for customers, direct operator billing (DOB) is becoming more popular for Over the Top (OTT) services. In the US, for example, Comcast and Netflix customers can opt to have their Netflix charges presented on their Comcast bill. In the UK, Spotify has a similar arrangement with […]

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Everything you need to know about 5G in 417 words (think OTT)

Everything you need to know about 5G in 417 words (think OTT)

Written by on January 18, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

5G has plenty of market potential, but cellcos have to get their heads around the complexity of evolution and the fact that they really have to embrace software over hardware for 5G to pay off. That was the message from I Chih-Lin, chief scientist of wireless technologies at China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI), who kicked […]

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News highlights – 9 January

News highlights – 9 January

Written by on January 10, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 9 January Yahoo to become Altbaba – exit Mayer (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc said Monday that it would rename itself Altaba Inc and Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer would step down from the board after the closing of its deal with Verizon Communications Inc. Read more… Alibaba to bring a million businesses […]

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Is the EU creating a level or layered playing field for OTT players?

Is the EU creating a level or layered playing field for OTT players?

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

The EU is expected to propose that OTT giants providing voice & messaging telecom services meet the same obligations as operators. The European Union’s executive arm is expected this week to propose subjecting online services like Microsoft’s Skype, Facebook’s WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage to some of the same rules that have long regulated the telecom services […]

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4 monetization opportunities for Mobile Network Operators

4 monetization opportunities for Mobile Network Operators

Written by on August 31, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

 Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are confronting threats to their core recurring revenues on multiple fronts. Over-the-top (OTT) services continue to siphon off customers and profits by the millions. The rise of eSIMs, where mobile customers can change carriers at will, have brought the era of the two-year contract to a screeching halt. Technology superstars like […]

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Partnerships the key word at #MWC16, but beware

Partnerships the key word at #MWC16, but beware

Written by on February 29, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

If there is one word that sums up this year’s Mobile World Congress it is partnerships. Finally, the mobile world has become comfortable with the notion that it cannot be all things to all men. It is reminiscent of a moment over a decade ago. The music industry was on its last legs. The internet […]

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Day two at #MWC16 – VR, 5G and OTT

Day two at #MWC16 – VR, 5G and OTT

Written by on February 24, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

It was another whiplash inducing day at MWC#16. After recovering from an early mishap with a broken-down metro line, we managed to get our Day #2 back on track (no pun intended). Virtual Reality (VR) and 5G are really shaping up to be two of the major topics this year. Many of the device manufactures […]

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Online platforms should be regulated – but how?

Online platforms should be regulated – but how?

Written by on October 15, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

Online platforms have become the “gatekeepers” of the digital world, the 2014 Nobel laureate in Economics, Jean Tirole told the FT-ETNO summit on 13 October. These all-powerful players treasure our personal data and control the access of businesses to the internet. Therefore, companies like Google, Amazon, Apple should be regulated, he said – the question is how to […]

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Operators upbeat about next two years, understand threats

Operators upbeat about next two years, understand threats

Written by on October 13, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Operators’ views of the next two years seems to be a focus at the moment. A survey and report from real-time specialist Openet provides some great insights into what operators are thinking about. And where they see the greatest challenges over the next two years. Their greatest competition will come from ‘OTT’ players, or Digital Service […]

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