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The IoT takeover

A couple of days ago I had the pleasure to visit Slush, the biggest startup event in the Nordics. When Slush started out in 2008 it attracted a couple of hundred visitors, but it has now grown to be one of the biggest event productions in the history of Finland. 14 000 visitors, 700 investors […]
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Published November 24, 2014.


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Startups and their innovations keeps the world turning

The telecom industry is an exciting and fast moving industry. Even if the lead times for new technological development can sometimes feel excruciatingly long, it is important to keep in mind that for consumers, technology that was released one or two years ago is in many cases already considered old and stale. In order to […]
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Published November 3, 2014.


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Cloud isn’t a service without Self-Service

My phone needed replacing desperately, when iPhone 6 was released. The fastest and easiest way of obtaining it was to order it from Apple’s online store. The local brick-and-mortar shops had only a few units, and they were sold out immediately. This got me thinking about how the business in general has transformed. Have you […]
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Published October 15, 2014.


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International moaning.

In general I believe that the mobile industry and its ecosystem is functioning quite well. Throughout all the links in the value chain, from chipmakers all the way to service providers, we have intense competition. The best evidence of how well it is functioning is the fact that we have mobile networks in practically all […]
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Published October 7, 2014.


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A zillion connected devices, or…?

I’m not sure how it all started but from my records I can see that in 2008 IDC projected that there would be about 15 billion connected devices in 2015, in 2009 the GSMA stated that it expected 50 billion connected devices by 2025, and the same year Verizon claimed that 500% wireless penetration is […]
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Published June 12, 2014.


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Who’s afraid of the big bad data roaming?

Well, 94% of EU citizens apparently are. Since the establishment of the EU Single Market over 20 years ago, the region has grown into a market of 500+ million people.  The telecom market has evolved significantly during this time, but the EU regulation has somewhat failed to keep up with this development to serve the […]
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Published February 19, 2014 in , , .


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In-market consolidation – more critical than crossing borders

Some argue that European operators need bigger scale, achieved through cross-border consolidation, in order to become global players and increase their ability to invest and expand. Consolidation through M&As seems inevitable in Europe, but before greeting potential cross-border consolidation, it appears that in-country consolidation is the next (and more viable) step, much to the objection of telecom regulators or competition authorities.
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Published February 18, 2014 in , , , , .


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There is a way to make customers happy and monetize data

I recently changed my broadband and mobile subscriptions’ provider for the only reason of a terrible in-store customer experience while trying to update my data plan. It does not matter how good your network services or how low your prices are. If you cannot keep up with customers’ expectations you are set to fail. As […]
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Published December 13, 2013.