Tag Archive for 4G

MVNOs resurgence in India

MVNOs resurgence in India

       With 1.2Bn telecom subscriptions India’s telecom market is 2nd largest in the world after China. It can, perhaps, be characterized as large and over competitive market due to high density of service providers leading to one of the lowest call rates, consequently, declining revenues, higher operating and high regulatory costs above all this. Moreover, the Read More

Rise of MVNO market in Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand

Rise of MVNO market in Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand

MVNOs have been around since the launch of first Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) i.e. Virgin Mobile, UK in 1999. According to GSMA intelligence, as of the end of 2015, the world’s Mobile Network Operator (MNOs) hosted 1038 MVNOs and 277 MNO sub-brands. But the recent gains – according to latest estimates the global MVNO Read More

5G for a hyper connected world

5G for a hyper connected world

Even though 5G won’t arrive until at least 2020, the race is on and is set to gain steam. The next big thing in ‘connectedness’ along with IOT, Digital Transformation, 4G, Connected Cars, Smart Homes and Sensor Technology is 5G. In fact, it is a foundational uplift set to enable all the technologies mentioned earlier Read More

Are MVNOs more relevant in matured markets?

Are MVNOs more relevant in matured markets?

                              In a fiercely competitive telecom landscape Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNOs) are budding up pretty quickly, as they make better business sense. MVNOs essentially resell voice and data services of a larger operator. Several reasons why MNO’s allow such MVNOs Read More

Co-existence of 4G / LTE & Wi-Fi for last mile connectivity

Co-existence of 4G / LTE & Wi-Fi for last mile connectivity

Seems like, 4G/LTE is set to be the most promising mainstream technology for years to come. The global number of 4G-LTE connections is expected to pass 2.5 billion covering over 63% of world’s population by 2020, according to a new study by GSMA Intelligence. LTE provides significantly increased peak data rates, with the potential for Read More

In Telecom change is constant. Customers are not!

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      The rapidly evolving telecom market and the evolving business models have customer expectations charged up from getting the services delivered from near real time to pure real time. With the industry taking shape and focus shifting to Digital transformation, analytics, M2M / IoT, Cloud / NFV as well as Multi-channel customer engagement platforms being launched, Read More

Are IP Networks merely ‘Dumb tubes’ ?

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    Why despite increasing market base, Telecom operators are under tremendous pressure to better their ROI from core infrastructure investments? Having invested billions of dollars in setting up the Network Infrastructure and other support services operators are still not able to leverage them for better margins. On the other hand OTT players and useers are leveraging Read More

“App’ic Portfolio of CSPs in the time of digital economy

“App’ic Portfolio of CSPs in the time of digital economy

Growth of Data consumption, smart phones and smart devices have also led the mobile apps ecosystem boost. There is a mobile app for everything every imagination and activity. Communication Service Providers (CSPs) who are the key drivers of digital economy can leverage this opportunity; as studies have shown that users like using mobile apps because Read More

How LTE-U and Wi-Fi can ensure Growth for Operators

When it comes to accessing data on smart devices, Wi-Fi is one of the most preferred technologies that is making it possible for large quantities of data to be accessed at minimum cost for the user community. As a result, Wi-Fi is strategic technology where operators invest in order to ensure delivery of high speed Read More

Why Operators Need Better LTE Monetization Strategy

Today’s telecom operators are facing a double edged sword in the form of tough data-driven business dynamics where technological landscape is fast changing from 3G to 4G as well as a challenge coming from diminishing profitability. In such a scenario, operators need to devise a strategy where they look at better monetization coming in from Read More