Phil Mottram


As Vodafone’s UK Enterprise Director, Phil Mottram is keen to point out when we meet in at Vodafone’s offices in Paddington, it’s not his place to comment on the pro and cons on the consolidation currently underway in the UK consumer telecoms market. Specifically, of course, this refers to the proposed acquisitions of EE by BT and O2 by 3 (Hutchison Whampoa), or as we like to call them at Telecoms Towers: BTEE and O5.

Ajay Joseph, CTO, iBasis


Ajay Joseph, CTO of iBasis, explores LTE roaming and international voice over LTE, and the challenges they present.

Stephen Dow, President, Artesyn Embedded Technologies


Stephen Dow, President of Artesyn Embedded Technologies, explains how the shift towards SDN/NFV has moved control to the core of the network and opened up a host of new opportunities.

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Bassim Haidar, CEO of Channel IT Group, discusses ad voice, a mobile advertising platform that aims to restore some of the revenues mobile operators have lost.



VENDOR VIEW – Huawei partnered with Intelligence to look at the road ahead in the development of 5G, and what steps the industry as a whole should be taking now to ensure a common strategy for the next generation mobile technology.

Martin Guthrie, Head of Business Development, NEC Europe Ltd


Martin Guthrie, Head of Business Development at NEC Europe Ltd talks though NEC’s focus on small cells for the enterprise market and how its eRAN product allows greater throughput than traditional small cell solutions.

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Ha! You thought the Informer had come over all political and was about to subject you to a Farage-esque rant about the pernicious State. You will be relieved to hear, dear long-suffering reader, that the Informer thinks socialism has done a perfectly good job of undermining itself over the years and needs no further lampooning here. This week’s column refers instead to the growing influence of social media.

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Since last month’s post, the FCC has ruled in favour to approve stronger rules surrounding net neutrality and, in turn, how it governs broadband internet in the US – yes, the internet in the US is now, in essence, regarded as a public utility. Circa a 400-page document released by the FCC details the new rules and, apparently, a number of American ISPs are geared up to challenge or overturn the FCC’s new proposal. In fact, Barack Obama is an advocate for net neutrality, since the US President has argued that tougher regulations should protect the internet – arguing that users should have equal access to services and information.

BT Mobile


With Telefónica agreeing to sell O2 to Hutchison Whampoa, and BT re-emerging in the consumer mobile market as an MVNO with its SIM-only plans, the UK telecoms sector is now firmly in a convergent mode. set out to find out how these developments are seen by the analyst community.

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Despite the uncertainties of what types of applications and the levels of traffic that will be prevalent after 2020, it seems to make sense to plan and standardise now for the next generation of mobile technology. However, pinning our long term technology and spectrum requirements on the forecast growth in usage based on current mobile applications and services may be flawed.

Adam Pozniak, Senior Vice President, Dimension Data


Adam Pozniak, Senior Vice President at Dimension Data details their partner programme – onecloud – which provides a white-label cloud offering that partners can then offer on to their clients.



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