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Do opinions weigh more than facts?

At the Concurrences’ New Frontiers of Antitrust conference in Paris on Monday this week, the EU Antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager stated that she is against operator market consolidation as there is no evidence that it leads to increased infrastructure investments. On the contrary, she stated infrastructure investments can be stimulated by increased competition citing operator […]
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Published June 17, 2015.


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Mobile Payments: Are there clear winners?

Mobile payments have been around for a few years but the topic had not had so much media coverage as it did when Apple announced Apple Pay, obviously. With so many articles about all kinds of new services ranging from the big caps such as Apple, Samsung, Google, etc., to mobile network operators, to start-ups […]
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Published May 6, 2015.


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Consumer excitement fuels the connected device era!

There is a strong believe across the industry that the number of devices connected over telecom networks will skyrocket. Cisco and Ericsson forecast 20-50 billion devices by 2020 and Ericsson envisions that the 500 billion devices milestone will be reached before 2030. Compared to just a few years ago, when the reality of connected devices […]
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Published April 28, 2015 in , .


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Omni-channel, soon available at your local operator

Consumption these days goes far beyond the mere product or service that is being bought. Sellers have invested heavily to make customers feel special in their purchasing experience. This extends beyond the actual moment of purchase to the impression of the website where the research is done to the customer service that follows the purchase. […]
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Published April 16, 2015 in .


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Internet of People – Connecting the unconnected

In 2020 we’re supposed to live in a world with 25, 50 or even 75 Billion connected devices by some estimates. This is a fascinating vision, which no doubt will offer many new possibilities and more than likely have a great impact on a wide range of industries. However, before we dream up the next […]
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Published March 30, 2015 in , .


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Mobile payments – winning the battle or winning the war?

The mobile industry, during the past 6 months, has seen the strongest push towards mobile payments as industry giants such as Apple, Google, and Samsung have been extremely active in bringing their own mobile payment solutions, striving to take the top spot in making people pay with their mobile phones. During these nascent times, it […]
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Published February 25, 2015.


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When I wish upon a star…

It’s that time of the year again, time for the mobile communication industry’s biggest affair – the Mobile World Congress. It’s the 25th time I make the journey to discuss industry happenings and meet our global clients. The Mobile World Congress has evolved from an “intimate” gathering of some five-six hundred mobile executives to being THE place […]
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Published February 23, 2015 in , .


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SDN and NFV – the benefits and drivers behind

As Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) are moving from hype to reality, there is a need to better understand and to quantify the benefits that operators can expect to achieve. When we speak to European operators, we find that most of them have not yet done the business case analysis for […]
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Published February 16, 2015 in , .


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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 in , .