Archives: Interviews

Fernando Núñez-Mendoza, fonYou

Fernando Núñez-Mendoza, CEO and co-founder of fonYou Telecom, talks to telecoms.com about the rise of over the top services (OTT) and how operators can get a share of those revenues. The company’s first customer is CellC in South Africa, and Núñez-Mendoza discusses this early deployment.

Steve French, Newbay

Steve French, VP global marketing at cloud services firm Newbay talks about the deployment of cloud services to end users, and identifies how operators can deliver a lifetime of digital content to their customers.

Craig Miller, VP Business Development, Sequans

Craig Miller, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Sequans talks about the uptake and demand for 4G technologies including growing support for TD-LTE. According to Miller, migration, dual mode and handover technologies are all at the forefront of the operators’ minds.

Piotr Piatosa, Vice President, Comarch

Piotr Piatosa, vice president of BSS and OSS specialist Comarch, talks to telecoms.com about the problems operators face in the BSS space and how optimisation and self service can help add customer value.

David Nowicki, Alcatel-Lucent Ventures

David Nowicki, General Manager of Alcatel-Lucent Ventures, talks about a technology called mobile smartloading the unit is currently incubating.

Magnus Rehle, Greenwich Consulting

Magnus Rehle, Managing Partner of Greenwich Consulting talks about the wave of tablet form factor devices and the recent partnership between Nokia and Microsoft.

Peter Cook, VP engineering, Starhub

Peter Cook, vice president of mobile engineering at Singaporean operator Starhub, talks to telecoms.com about the deployment of HSPA+ and the upgrade path to LTE.

Harper’s bazaar

Tower management company Eaton Towers focuses exclusively on Africa, the region where its three founders have most experience. In this interview, one of those founders and the company’s CEO, Alan Harper, talks to telecoms.com about running a tower sharing marketplace in one of the world’s fastest growing regions.

Blue sky opportunities

Manuel Gallo heads up business development for cloud computing at Japan-based vendor NEC. With Spanish carrier Telefónica onboard as the company’s first big operator client, Gallo runs a cloud computing competence centre out of Madrid, which develops platforms for EMEA and Latin America. Here he speaks to telecoms.com about opportunities that have emerged from the cloud.

Keeping Over The Top under control

Bengt Nordstrom, chief executive of consultancy firm Northstream talks to telecoms.com about Over The Top (OTT) services. OTT looms large on the operator agenda and Nordstrom believes 2011 will be a “breakthrough year” for the model. But how can operators ensure a slice of the revenues?

Serving the customer

Chun-Ling Woon, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development at Conceptwave talks to telecoms.com about convergence and customer self service.

MTN to sell airtime worldwide

During the AfricaCom 2010 event in Cape Town in November, telecoms.com caught up with Pieter Verkade, executive for mobile money at MTN Group and the operator’s new partners: Jerry Ejikeme, CEO Sochitel; and David Shackleton, COO for Ezetop, to talk about their deal to sell MTN airtime in 21 countries worldwide.

Providing for the providers

Video and multimedia consumption is going through the roof, and all across the industry debate is raging about how best to support this content. Telecoms.com recently spoke with Simon Orme, GM of content services at BT Wholesale about providing for the providers.

Core competencies

The theme of this year’s Industry Outlook event, to be held by Informa this month, is partnerships. With that in mind telecoms.com spoke to Ken Hart, senior director of business development at Yahoo, who is responsible for driving partnerships in the mobile area in Europe, Middle East and Africa for consumer internet services and mobile advertising.

Music for the masses

Digital music subscription services look like a good model on paper, yet few have proved their worth in the real world. Spotify, at just over 18 months old, is one of those exceptions, having captured the attention of fixed line consumers and successfully taken its offering mobile. Telecoms.com spoke with Faisal Galaria, global head of business development at Spotify ahead of the Mobile Industry Outlook event which takes place in London later this month.

Watching the gateway: Genband at BBWF

During the Broadband World Forum conference, which took place in Paris at the end of October, telecoms.com took the tie out to chat with Mehmet Balos, EVP and CMO of softswitch and media gateway firm Genband.

Perfect delivery: Telefónica at BBWF

During the Broadband World Forum held in Paris in late October, telecoms.com caught up with Cayetano Carbajo, director of technology and planning at Spanish carrier Telefónica. In this video interview Carbajo talks about the extension of both fixed and wireless broadband; demand for bandwidth as the main driver for investment; the pressures of delivering video; and the efficiencies afforded by cloud computing.

Helping the medicine go down

At Informa’s second Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit, held in London in September, telecoms.com sat down for half an hour with Thierry Zylberberg, executive vice president of the Health Line of Business at Orange and Michael Reilly, director of Orange Healthcare UK, to discuss the recent flurry of activity in the mobile health sector.

Going the distance

Australian incumbent carrier Telstra launched its nationwide HSPA network in 2006, making the improved performance that gave it the centre of its marketing message. This year the carrier began a series of trials of LTE. Mike Wright, the firm’s executive director for wireless talks to Telecoms.com about the firm’s plans for 4G deployment.

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