As large and multinational businesses embrace the cloud and ever more mobile ways of working, Jan Geldmacher’s number one priority is moving Vodafone Global Enterprise up the value chain.
Two very different industry approaches to capturing the mobile marketing and advertising space were demonstrated this week as Telefónica signed a deal with a specialist software vendor and OTT app Quack launched promising to pay users for messaging.
Telekom Austria has recommended that other operators follow its lead in introducing a whistleblowing platform after a number of incidents were successfully brought to light.
Deutsche Telekom’s Head of Smart Home thinks the operator is “one step ahead” of Apple in the race to capture the smart home market.
Swisscom has been praised for taking personal data issues seriously after it became the first operator to join the newly launched Respect Network, but remains cool on its prospects.
Videos of European Communications’ latest big data seminar, featuring BT, Orange, Telecom Italia, Deloitte and Amdocs are now available to view.
First, the good news. The telecoms sector is in the top three when benchmarked against other industries for security, according to a former hacker turned telco vendor.
Perhaps the most concerning thing about the telecoms industry is not the frequently expressed fears about stagnating revenues or OTT threats but the fact that while operators accept change is needed, they are not entirely sure what that change should be.
As operators grapple with rebranding themselves as "digital businesses" in a bid to succeed in what they are told is now a "digital ecosystem", the products they offer become increasingly important.
Operators naturally don’t like to talk about it, but fraud remains a significant problem for them.
Miguel Almeida is targeting a five percent gain in Portugal's telecoms market as his newly-named operator takes aim at the country's incumbent.