Archives: Interviews

Straight talking

Tarek Robbiati is the opinionated and outspoken chief executive of leading Hong Kong operator CSL, and newly appointed head of Telstra International. He joined CSL three years ago, prior to which he served at the operator’s parent company, Telstra, in Australia.

A view from the Garrett

Garrett Johnston, group director of strategic marketing for Russian operator MTS, talks openly about the threats to existing carrier business models and what needs to be done to overcome them.

M-ticketing: Tobias Friman, manager, Centigo

Tobias Friman, manager of Swedish consultancy Centigo, talks to telecoms.com about his work as project manager with SJ (Swedish Rail) to deploy an m-ticketing solution for the railway.

M-ticketing: Andrew Bud, chairman, mBlox

Andrew Bud, chairman of mobile transaction firm mBlox, talks to telecoms.com about the delivery of tickets to the mobile phone and considers a future where consumers can pay for their ticket online or even have it charged to their phone bill.

A process of development

Michael Matthews is head of strategy and business development at Nokia Siemens Networks. He joined the firm in September 2008 from Amdocs, where he was the chief marketing officer. He shares his views on the industry and the future of NSN with telecoms.com.

Red Bend Software EVP Marketing, Lori Sylvia

Lori Sylvia, Executive Vice President of Marketing for over the air (OTA) software firm Red Bend talks to telecoms.com about app stores, device management and the Red Bend software portfolio.

Airvana, co-founder, Sanjeev Verma

Sanjeev Verma, co-founder of network equipment and femtocell manufacturer Airvana, talks about the growing interest in femtocells both in the consumer and enterprise spaces, and the changing role of femtocells from providing coverage to providing new services.

Compuware, solutions manager, Richard Stone

Richard Stone, solutions manager for performance mangement firm Compuware,talks about measuring the end user experience, the growth in mobile data services and how the operators should data management.

Acision, CEO, Rory Buckley

Rory Buckley, CEO of mobile data services firm Acision,talks about how operators make money from data, the explosive growth of mobile data services and the importance of flat rate data pricing.

Accenture, global executive director, Angelo Morelli

Angelo Morelli, global executive director for new product development and innovation at consultancy firm Accenture,talks about the ‘IP jungle’, innovation, and the challenges around the delivery of digital content.

Agilent, lead technologist, Moray Rumney

Moray Rumney, lead technologist, and Renaud Duverne, wireless R&D market initiative manager with test and measurement firm Agilent, talk about the success of packet data, the growing complexity of devices, and the challenges involved in testing over a range of spectrum frequencies.

The Key Notes

Matthew Key, CEO of Telefónica Europe, talks exclusively to telecoms.com about the challenges faced across his portfolio, his future plans and the new shape of the mobile industry.

Building blocks

Telecoms.com recently spoke to Anu Shah, head of IMImobile Europe, who shared his vision of the rich address book and talked about how operators need to pick their partnerships carefully.

Connect four

Mark Palomba, CEO of Critical Path, talks to telecoms.com about its recent acquisition of social media startup Shozu.

Chinese whispers

Shane Lennon, senior vice president of marketing & product management at Gypsii talks to telecoms.com about mobile social networking and the encouraging uptake of the medium in China.

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Polls

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