Monthly Archives: August 2013

BSS to account for 57.5% of the total OSS/BSS market by 2017

Mobile users today consume data and take advantage of mobility, broadband and cloud services as never before. The mobile subscriber increasingly has higher expectations as to what the operator can provide, as well as anticipating their future needs. Consumers also … Continue reading

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Big telco is missing a trick with Big Data says analyst firm

My grandmother used to say “They don’t keep good stuff in big heaps”. This is true for things such as fine china porcelain or old masters. But raw materials can both be in large heaps and have relative high value. … Continue reading

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Will Nigeria be the make-or-break for Airtel?

Bharti Airtel entered Africa with the prospect of being a game changer in April 2010: three years later its overall market share have risen just 0.4 percentage points and it has yet challenge the original major groups that operate in … Continue reading

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Progress of LTE charted in new study; Africa starts to light up

In the week that Czech regulator CTU published details on a new auction for frequencies in the 800 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz bands, analyst firm Informa Telecoms published its revised  ‘LTE Spectrum Strategies and Forecasts to 2018’ interactive market study. … Continue reading

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UK text massacre: when mobile operators kill your texts

Have you taken your annual vacation for this year yet? And if so, did you leave your mobile phone at home? Research into the subject suggests that mobile operators do not hold undelivered texts indefinitely. The question then is how … Continue reading

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Telcos see smartphone subsidy model creak as devices now cost 4x more than feature phones

Are people prepared to pay for the next generation of ever-more sophisticated smartphones? The rising costs of smartphones have seen European mobile operators provide an increasing number of financing programs as an alternative to ever-increasing subsidies. Having said that, it … Continue reading

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Cambridge, cables and Cornwall

The West of England is a very popular destination today: very obviously for holidaymakers, but less so for submarine fibre optic cables. A holiday in ‘The Cornish Riviera’ – the term coined by the Great Western Railway after it opened … Continue reading

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