Category: Opinion

Reader Forum: ‘Freemium’ models and sponsored data – giving the people what they want?

Following on the heels of increasingly common, albeit still fairly new “freemium” service offerings, AT&T’s recently announced sponsored data service launch has been unusually controversial.

by Thomas Vasen, VP of Product Management and Marketing, DigitalRoute Posted in Opinion, Reader Forum0 Comments

Reality Check: Enterprises need to gain control of app environment

Reality Check: Enterprises need to gain control of app environment

Today, applications are as personal as the mobile handset is to end users, and their usage continues to explode. Gartner predicts that by 2017, more than 268 billion mobile apps will be downloaded

by Fernando Alvarez, VP Mobile Solutions Practice Leader, Capgemini Posted in Opinion, Reality Check0 Comments

Reader Forum: Making 2014 the year operators optimize network data

In many respects, 2013 was the year big data truly came of age. The term itself evolved from industry jargon and into the vernacular of the American consumer, as corporations and government

by Sethu M, President, SAP Mobile Services Posted in Opinion, Reader Forum0 Comments

Reader Forum: Network monitoring in the age of big data

When it comes to keeping customers, user experience is the most important consideration for carriers today. However, it is often the case that speeds and bandwidth are not equally shared among customers.

by Andy Huckridge, Director of Service Provider Solutions, Gigamon Posted in Opinion, Reader Forum0 Comments

Analyst Angle: M2M services set to dominate revenue stream

Analyst Angle: M2M services set to dominate revenue stream

The “Internet of things” promises to usher in a new wave of technological evolution. In a few years’ time, billions of things – cars, utility meters, TVs and even furniture – will be linked

by Morgan Mullooly, Analyst, Analysys Mason Posted in Analyst Angle, Opinion0 Comments

Reality Check: Reflections on MWC 2014 – why virtualization and big data are changing the industry

Reality Check: Reflections on MWC 2014 – why virtualization and big data are changing the industry

Now that the mobile industry’s largest show is over, it is a good time to digest the fire hose of information that is Mobile World Congress. And I’m happy to say that I believe we will

by Ned Taleb, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Nexius Posted in Opinion, Reality Check0 Comments

Reality Check: Mobile operators must open networks to best-of-breed application providers

Reality Check: Mobile operators must open networks to best-of-breed application providers

Mobile network operators place a high premium on control – of their network, services, brand and most importantly, their customers. This is not surprising, as operators that invested heavily

by James Quigley, Co-Founder and CEO, Canvas Posted in Opinion, Reality Check0 Comments

Reality Check: Messaging apps are the future of mobile entertainment

Reality Check: Messaging apps are the future of mobile entertainment

The truth is, it didn’t take Facebook to convince insiders that WhatsApp and its brethren are the social-networking and mobile entertainment future. For a few years now, hundreds of millions

by Ron Czerny, CEO, PlayPhone Posted in Opinion, Reality Check0 Comments

Reader Forum: Backhauling the enterprise opportunity

Reader Forum: Backhauling the enterprise opportunity

Research from Ovum tells us that in 2013, mobile operators forfeit $32.5 billion dollars in messaging revenues to free applications like WhatsApp and Viber. There is an old Stoic proverb describing

by Shaun Mcfall, SVP and Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Aviat Networks Posted in Opinion, Reader Forum0 Comments

Analyst Angle: A Japanese reality check

Analyst Angle: A Japanese reality check

When I first became a wireless analyst, Japan was portrayed as an almost mythical wireless wonderland where everything was perfect and so much better than the unenlightened and backward countries

by Roger Entner, Lead Analyst, Recon Analytics Posted in Analyst Angle, LTE, Opinion0 Comments

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