Category: Digital Transformation


The Telecoms.com Podcast – Meanwhile in Africa

Meanwhile in Africa, Tim and Ray greet Amy Turner to the pod as the gang digests the happenings from AfricaCom. The guys are live from the AfricaCom Awards, with Beyoncé and 50Cent in tow, going over the biggest trends from the show.

Taking a bit of a reality check from the marketing-fuelled buzzwordy world of telecoms, the podders wrap up the biggest key theme emerging from the show: bringing fundamental electricity and cellular connectivity to more than 600 million African citizens.

If you work in African telecoms, this week’s episode is for you. If you don’t, this year’s AfricaCom was an eye-opener. Oh, and Tim ate a cheeseburger pie.

Join the argument on Twitter using the hashtag #AWIW.

BBWF 2016 – Brian Metzger, VP Global Marketing at Nominum

Brian Metzger, VP Global Marketing for Nominum talks at Broadband World Forum 2016 about how CSPs can end the digital transformation paradox, finally capitalizing on revenues generated by the digital economy which they are responsible for creating.

Huawei OTF 2016 – Ed Barton, TV Practice Leader at Ovum

The leader of analyst firm Ovum’s TV practice, Ed Barton, gives us an overview of the TV market opportunity for operators. The transformation in the way we consume TV and video entertainment has created a number of openings including pay TV, new multiplay components and the opportunity to become video service providers, but operators need to adapt to meet these needs.

Huawei OTF 2016 – Li Xin, Marketing Director of Huawei Digital Service

The Marketing Director of Huawei Digital Service, Li Xin, talks us through the theme of the Operations Transformation Forum event and how that has evolved over the three years Huawei has been running it. The event has always focused on helping operators exploit new business opportunities but there was an especially strong focus on video this year and the unique opportunities and challenges is presents for operators.

Huawei OTF 2016 – Lester Thomas, Chief IT Systems Architect at Vodafone Group

The Chief IT Systems Architect at Vodafone Group, Lester Thomas, discusses Vodafone’s digital transformation journey and how it is being driven by the company’s underlying customer-centric strategy. The key to being able to quickly react to customer needs, says Thomas, is the adoption of an agile, devops-style operational structure. Finally we speak about the Open API Map developed by Vodafone, Huawei and the TM Forum and designed to standardise the software interfaces between operators.

Can Donald trump the technology industry?

Following one of the more controversial and flamboyant election campaigns in recent memory, Telecoms.com has a look at what a Donald Trump presidency could mean for the tech industry.

Huawei OTF 2016 – Wei Bing, CMO of Huawei GTS

The Chief Marketing Officer of Huawei Global Technical Services. Wei Bing, details the drivers pushing operators towards operational transformation. Changing customer behaviour, ICT convergence and the move to the cloud all require greater operator agility but achieving that is not easy so we also explore the main challenges involved, before looking to the future.

Internet giants face advertising crisis

The internet companies have taken the world by storm over the last 10 years, but diversification will decide who the winners are in 10 years’ time.

Huawei Operations Transformation Forum 2016 – Day 1

Scott is lucky enough to get a trip to ‘the Venice of the East’ – Wuzhen in China – to attend Huawei’s Operations Transformation Forum 2016. In this video Scott wraps up a busy first day at the event, reviewing some keynote highlights and chatting to Ed Barton of Ovum.

Ending the Digital Transformation Paradox

In recent years, the incredible increase in demand for online connectivity, fueled by the mobile internet boom, has created an overwhelming challenge for communication service providers (CSPs), resulting in a market situation we call the “digital transformation paradox.”

Digital transformation is a chicken-and-egg thing

Digital transformation was once again at the forefront of another technology conference, although once more things got somewhat circular as people mostly grappled with what the term actually means.

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