Category archives: Business

Why WiFi will mean more, not less, wires in the enterprise

-+*Enterprise network spend is shifting from wired to wireless solutions, primarily driven by a new WiFi generation (802.11ac) designed to boost capacity for wireless services in enterprises. But contrary to what most people believe, this evolution will require new wires to support the transition. The new Wifi generation is not easily supported with the existing wires.

Delivering on the broadband promise in an era of instant gratification

-+*Regardless, with Apple, I now have a benchmark of what a great authentic experience is like. And I hope that the other service providers in my life can elevate their game based on that or even exceed it. Just like what Mr. X asked for.

Anything-as-a-Service – circular companies consume considerable cash

-+*Business models in the Networked Society are shifting from selling products to selling products as a service. This shift requires product providers to secure access to more capital upfront to be able to sell their products in the new model. To accomplish this, circular economy is emerging with new financing models.

Cord cutters challenge content companies

-+*So what we see now is that content providers are starting to place big bets on reaching cord cutters. They are simply too big user group to leave unaddressed. At 14 percent, they also represent a considerable target group for advertisers. This is why we are now seeing large content providers launching single channel versions of their TV assets as over the top services

Smart industries do not want dumb pipes. They want smart networks.

-+*Smart industries do not want dumb pipes! As many industry sectors are driven by the digital transition towards a “smart” paradigm, so are their communications needs. Smartphone traffic is not the only challenge here, so let us look into how smart networks can make a difference for all smart connected products and sensor-enabled applications.

Why wait with WiFi calling?

-+*The introduction of WiFi calling and VoLTE in mass-market devices changes the competitive landscape for mobile voice services. So far, WiFi calling service without a mobile voice connection – and with separate voice calling plans for packet voice only – have been the norm, but operators will face new customer expectations going forward.

What is the true traffic trajectory for small cells?

-+*The traffic patterns that will be generated from small cells are new territory for everybody. We have been used to measuring demand in data buckets with a certain amount of data per month. As more advanced video and big data applications are introduced, we want to know if these changes will represents a leap from bucket to barrels, or a more evolutionary shift in traffic.

Don’t underestimate the power of small cells in the mobile enterprise

-+*Since the small cell concept was introduced in the marketplace, there has been an ongoing debate with regards to the amount of cells that should be deployed. Over the past two years, there have been large fluctuations in estimates. But what if the reality will be 10X higher than the even the high-end estimates we currently are working with?

The top ten consumer trends for 2015 and beyond

-+*From a personal perspective, trying out a couple of new apps and ultimately keeping one or two of them for daily use doesn’t seem like a lot of change – but it has a huge impact on society as a whole. Do you remember as a child how irritating it was to meet grandparents or relatives at big events and having to suffer the “Oh, you have grown so much” commentary? When you are the one changing, you don’t see it, even if it was so striking to others.

What are policy makers doing to make the Networked Society a reality?

-+*In particular, we see that countries in the earlier stages of ICT development have a greater focus on supply side initiatives, building network infrastructures and encouraging widespread internet usage. Countries in later stages of ICT development focus more on demand side measures and embedding ICT into the national society and economy.