Power, net neutrality, the Networked Society – what does today’s global ICT transformation really mean for some of our industry’s most important concepts?
In an exclusive interview, the renowned commentator Moisés Naím, author of the best-selling book The End of Power, explains why being in charge just isn’t what it used to be. From politics to business and technology, our leaders, Naím says, might have less power than we think.
Elsewhere in this issue, Jared Carlson and Walter van der Weiden get off the fence on net neutrality. They argue that the notion of treating all data bits equally is a heavy-handed and misguided reaction to concerns about internet openness, and instead ask for policies that support increased competition.
Next, Anna-Stina Frykholm and Fanney Gunnarsdóttir offer an original, practical framework for making sponsored data solutions pay off. In a controversial area surrounded by question marks, they present an approach that can help both operators and content providers increase relevance and reach new markets.
Staying with operators, Craig Schafer and Chris Yeadon identify the missing element in today’s OSS/BSS architectures when it comes to enabling experience-based pricing. Intelligence is essential, they say, for operators to meet rising consumer expectations and capture the full value of the digital ecosystem.
Of course, no discussion of ICT-based theories would be complete without the Networked Society. From avoiding the Panopticon to rethinking the way we measure GDP, I try to answer some of the most urgent (and awkward) questions on this topic.
As always, Ericsson Business Review takes you inside the global trends that truly matter to your business. In a world of multiplying concepts, that’s our big idea.
Head of the Networked Society Lab
Today’s leaders in business, politics and technology might have less power than you think. In this exclusive interview, Moisés Naím, author of the best-selling book The End of Power and one of the world’s most distinguished commentators on international economics and politics, explains why being at the top just isn’t what it used to be.
An internet that supports experimentation and differentiation is critical to ensuring continued investment in all parts of the digital value chain. With that in mind, we offer the following thoughts, backed up by real-world scenarios and technological realities.
In today’s hyper-competitive media landscape, sponsoring data can be an effective way for both operators and content providers to increase relevance and reach new markets. However, industry actors should follow five key recommendations to make Sponsored Data truly pay off.
5G is one of the biggest ideas in the business – check out Ericsson’s white paper to discover how 5G will enable industry and society transformation.
Head in the clouds? In this classic polemic from the Ericsson Business Review archives, Jason Hoffman asks whether the ICT industry is fooling itself.
The next issue of Ericsson Business Review will offer exclusive insights into the Internet of Things (IoT). Get a taster with this short film, in which Ericsson’s Jan Höller explains how the IoT is a fundamental transformation agent.