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Are Facebook and Microsoft actually the perfect partners?

Are Facebook and Microsoft actually the perfect partners?

Written by on June 27, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

I see Microsoft and Facebook creeping quietly together. I continue to think that Facebook and Microsoft make very good partners and I see them doing more and more together over the long-term. In addition to building an undersea cable together (see here), the companies have a long history of collaboration and when I look at their […]

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Fireworks – the perfect partnership model?

Fireworks – the perfect partnership model?

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

The Edinburgh Festival is known around the world. The fireworks display that signals the end of the festival is world-class. This year we were invited to a venue exactly opposite Edinburgh Castle – prime seats. And it occurred to me that the fireworks provided an almost perfect partnership model. A series of them, in fact. […]

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Will lack of commitment derail OTT and CSP relationships?

Will lack of commitment derail OTT and CSP relationships?

Written by on January 31, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 1 Comment

 There has been a huge swing in opinion over the last year. Twelve months ago, Over the Top (OTT) players were still seen as competitors whose sole reason for existing was to take revenues away from Communications Service Providers (CSPs). From competitors to collaborators, there is now a consensus that partnerships will bring more compelling, […]

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Realizing the benefits of operator and OTT collaboration

Realizing the benefits of operator and OTT collaboration

Written by on January 24, 2014 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

In recent years Over the Top players (OTTs) have been seen as a major threat, impacting operators’ core revenue streams. But OTTs present an immense opportunity if operators are able to unlock the value of their assets, effectively and efficiently. Most operators, having realized that the threat of OTTs will not be stopped by blocking […]

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The Rise of Managed Services – Heading for $76 billion by 2016 Says Infonetics

Written by on November 19, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

It has been the ‘year of outsourcing’ for as long as I can remember. In the late 1990s, outsourcing was suddenly in the spotlight in Europe. It appeared on stage several years before that in North America. Certainly its impetus was helped by the financial crisis of the early 2000s as the pendulum swung big […]

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