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Managed services for telecom operators

Removing the efficiency barrier customers face from technological complexity

Managed services are becoming increasingly popular with businesses around the world. The global market for managed services is expected to grow from USD 160 billion in 2014 to USD 286 billion in 2019, at an...

Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Second Grid Executive & Expert Roundtable

Power grids have become a dynamic part of the utility industry, as well as an important revenue driver and stable source of income for integrated utilities. Arthur D.

Utilities & alternative energy

Churn management in utilities

Managing customer churn in power and gas utilities is a top priority in most European markets. Utilities are faced with ever-increasing challenges due to shifting customer preferences, the appearance of new offerings and of new competitors with different business models.

Utilities & alternative energy

5G

While a global standard is yet to be defined, South Korea has already announced a 5G trial network for the Winter Olympic Games in 2018.

Energy & Utilities Benchmarking Study

Power & gas retail benchmark conclusions

As power and gas retail markets have been liberalizing in Europe in the past decades, the business of selling energy to retail consumers has been completely transformed.

Utilities & alternative energy

Cost Reduction in the Telecom Industry

Why operators need to act now to escape from the low-profit spiral

The telecoms industry in Europe and the US is at risk of becoming a low profit business. If the current trend cannot be reversed, industry margins are at risk of dropping from the current figure of 35 - 40 per cent to 15 per cent within 5 years.

Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Reshaping the future with NFV and SDN

The impact of new technologies on carriers and their networks

A geographically diverse set of Tier 1 carriers is driving initiatives to standardize critical components of network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networks (SDN). Led by AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, NTT, Telefonica and Verizon, among others, these carriers hope to bring new...

Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Media & Entertainment: Flow of Funds

Trends and developments in the UK

The UK Media and Entertainment sector has exhibited solid growth to reach GBP 39.1 bn by the end of 2013. Consumer spending on media and entertainment accounted for more than half the total industry inflows, though the proportion coming from advertising is now growing strongly. Both segments...

Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Clarity on carrier cloud

Staying the course, despite the odds being stacked against carriers

Carrier’s the world over are actively investing to find their niche in cloud services to drive growth, but few can claim success. Building a credible cloud service will require to fully understand the market potential for public, private cloud and related services.

Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Convergence of banking and telecoms

Will digitalization encourage cooperation?

Telecom operators and retail banks have been converging for years.

Financial services, Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)