Category: Opinion

Reader Forum: WhatsApp deal shows the power embedded in wireless networks

WhatsApp has been all over the news after signing a $19 billion deal with Facebook. It has a lot of people speculating what it means for the telecom industry.

by Cassidy Shield, VP Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent IP Platforms Posted in LTE, Opinion, Reader Forum0 Comments

Analyst Angle: What we can learn from Nokia X and Firefox OS

Analyst Angle: What we can learn from Nokia X and Firefox OS

During this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Nokia and Mozilla announced new products and plans for the affordable smartphone market.

by Ari Lopes, Principal Analyst Latin America, Informa Telecoms & Media Posted in Analyst Angle, Opinion0 Comments

Analyst Angle: Managing M2M’s big data will be an all-tech-on-deck exercise

Analyst Angle: Managing M2M’s big data will be an all-tech-on-deck exercise

It’s generally accepted that by the beginning of the next decade the machine-to-machine market, or, if you prefer, the larger-scope “Internet of things,” will have more connected devices

by Fedor Smith, President, Atlantic-ACM Posted in Analyst Angle, Opinion0 Comments

Reality Check: The 10 most important events of the first quarter

Reality Check: The 10 most important events of the first quarter

Normally, we take the end of the quarter to evaluate key long-term trends and see how they might change as a result of events. We are trying a new end of quarter theme

by Jim Patterson, CEO, Patterson Advisory Group Posted in LTE, Opinion, Reality Check0 Comments

Reader Forum: Wireless network security – a cautionary tale

The fun and flurry of retail discounts during the high-volume holiday shopping season were marred last year by the much-publicized breach of customer data at popular retailer Target.

by Paul Nguyen, President, CSG Invotas Global Security Solutions Posted in Opinion, Reader Forum0 Comments

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

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