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Battle without retreat: From Over-the-Top to Under-the-Top disruption

Part 1: The challenge Telcos have been facing disruption from Over-the-Top (OTT) players over the past decade as voice and messaging services migrate to the internet (cloud), ultimately resulting in the decline of telcos’ share of the markets and revenues. Despite some good fights, telcos as a whole have not been able to fully materialize […]
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Published July 6, 2017 in , , , , , .


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Operator digitalization: What is it all about?

Digitalization or digital transformation has surely been one of the most talked about business topics in recent years. In a general sense, the terms refer to the application of digital technologies both in customer-facing and in internal parts of an enterprise. Mobile network operators (MNOs) have in the past not been at the forefront when […]
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Published April 25, 2017 in , .


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Every company wants to be digital, agile – how to get there (finally)?

Customer first, employee first. Be transparent, lead like loving parent. Share, take care. Be on a mission, have passion. Fail fast, let the trust last. You’ve heard it all but still feel like it’s 2004? Building and having a right culture is commonly pinpointed to be the Holy Grail of successful digital transformations. But you […]
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Operators: green lights for the connected car

As it stands today, six car brands (namely Ford, GM, Peugeot Citroën, BMW, Renault Nissan and Volkswagen) make up 70% of the connected car market (Analysis Mason). They’ve struck connectivity deals with leading operators to make sure their cars stay connected on the road. AT&T has taken the lion’s share of car contracts in the […]
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Published March 7, 2017 in , .


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Let’s cut the BSS and go digital

BSS/OSS transformations were already a hit many years ago.  Some of them were successful, but most of them failed or at least did not meet the commercial and technical targets. Reasons were many: complexity of legacy business and IT environment, poor project planning and/or execution, organizational friction, insufficient software solutions from vendors, etc… As a […]
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Published June 16, 2016.


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5 reasons why EU should change their view on consolidation

Over the last years we have had an interesting situation in Europe where Mobile Operators in a number of cases have merged and thereby consolidated their respective markets. Notable cases are Austria, Ireland and Germany which have all gone from 4 to 3 player markets. In November 2014, Margrethe Vestager succeeded Joaquín Almunia as European […]
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Published March 31, 2016.


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The cord cutter’s dilemma

The talk of media town has lately been the “cord cutters”, the video consumers who cancel their cable bundle subscriptions in favor of streaming their favorite TV-shows and movies from streaming services such as Netflix, HBO Nordic/GO or Amazon Prime. Recent data by the market analyst firm eMarketer suggest that this cord cutting is growing […]
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Published March 9, 2016.


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Men in Black XXVII

It is time again for the yearly pilgrimage to Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress. Last year the 5G hype cycle began with several interest groups making their 5G plans known ahead of the expected standardization. It was also a year when the Internet of Things was high on the agenda, and in particular launches […]
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Published February 9, 2016.


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On our way to Slush

The Nordic startup scene is hotter and more exciting than ever! Silicon Valley is of course tough to beat, but Stockholm has become the second most prolific tech hub in the world on a per capita basis, much thanks to success stories like Spotify, Skype, Klarna, King and Mojang. According to research conducted by Atomico, […]
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Published November 10, 2015.