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Vodafone’s green strategies

Vodafone’s group head of corporate responsibility, Chris Burgess, outlines the carrier’s green strategies.

WiMAX home run for Vodafone Malta

The Vodafone Group is conducting WiMAX trials in different parts of the world but it was in Malta where it launched commercial services first. Joseph Cuschieri, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Vodafone Malta, explains to Ken Wieland why the Vodafone subsidiary believes WiMAX is a perfect fit for delivering broadband to the home

Mika Vehvilainen, COO, Nokia Siemens Networks

Mika Vehvilainen is under no illusions about the challenges facing infrastructure vendors in today’s telecommunications market. “This is a very tough industry to be in,” he says. “The growth outlook is not great.”

Andy Zimmerman, head of Accenture Global Communications

Between them, Andy Zimmerman and members of his team from Accenture’s Global Communications division had 275 meetings at February’s Mobile World Congress. With clients from all areas of the industry – mobile operators, infrastructure vendors, content and media players, service providers – Zimmerman was exposed to the full breadth of opinion on how the mobile industry will evolve. The fears and aspirations of all players are clear, he says, speaking to telecoms.com just days after the event’s conclusion.

Don Price, director of technology, Bharti Airtel

Don Price is director of technology at the largest cellular carrier in India, Bharti Airtel. He talks to telecoms.com about his managed services relationship with Nokia Siemens Networks and his belief that, going forward, operators need to focus on deploying a common network.

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Polls

With Amazon and Google launching smart home initiatives, have the telcos missed out on their chance to cash in on this market?

  • Yes, Google and Amazon will now dominate this space (65%, 40 Votes)
  • Consumers won't have made up their mind (19%, 12 Votes)
  • No, Google and Amazon will not be able to replace the telcos in the mind of the consumer (16%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 62

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