Over the past three decades, competition has been largely responsible for lower prices and better value for telecoms customers. However, there are now examples that show competition is increasingly becoming an obstacle to investment.
LTE promises many opportunities in the data-driven mobile broadband world. However, without the ability to activate, monitor, and charge for services, operators will not be able to monetize the LTE network.
MicroStrategy is investing a lot of effort to take on the likes of Tableau and Spotfire in the visual discovery space, with its recently released Analytics Desktop offering that can be installed with minimal IT involvement.
On February 17, 2014 the latest chapter in the pay-TV regulation story began after the UK Court of Appeal ruled that the 2012 judgment of the Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) failed to properly consider Ofcom’s findings that there was ineffective competition in the pay-TV market.
Virtualization was the key network architecture transformation agent evident at Mobile World Congress; partnerships are helping accelerate deployments. In network intelligence, the need to provide and charge for more dynamic and personalized services was the strongest message.