– Opinion: Operational models must and will change in 2014

By Bengt Nordström, CEO of telecoms industry consultants Northstream.

Group mobile operators have enjoyed huge profits from built-up global operations. However, this cannot be relied on anymore due to the saturation of mobile markets.

It is generally believed that larger operations deliver scale and synergy; and steel operators for increased competition.Some scale advantages do exist, but these benefits vanish in complicated organisational structures.

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Industry consultancy Northstream also shared its forecast that 2014 will see 50 per cent subscriber penetration of LTE services in multiple European markets. Operators’ revenue from media consumption will enjoy its peak year, the firm added. “Given the widespread availability and maturity of LTE infrastructure and devices, European operators have a solid staging post to [...]
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