Archives: Interviews

WiMAX stalls in Brazil

Jose Luiz Frauendorf, executive director at Neotec, talks to Ken Wieland about his frustration at the lack of WiMAX progress in Brazil in the 2.5GHz frequency band.

Cynthia Gordon, CMO of MTS

Cynthia Gordon, chief marketing officer of MTS, talks about managing the direction and strategy of one of the largest carriers in Russia and the CIS. The only British and only female member of the senior management team at Mobile Telesystems (MTS)-the largest mobile phone operator in Russia and the CIS-Cynthia Gordon seems unfazed by the […]

Barry West, chief of Xohm

Six months later than originally planned, this month sees the Sprint-backed Xohm mobile WiMAX service making its market debut. Barry West is the man in charge and he has to make good on the promises of Sprint as well as the wider WiMAX community. Sprint Nextel recently launched its Xohm-branded mobile WiMAX service in the […]

Russia’s WiMAX enforcer

Lee Sparkman, president of broadband operator Enforta, is making WiMAX happen in Russia. The name Enforta comes from combining the Latin word ‘forte’ (strong) with ‘enforce’. It is an appropriately purposeful moniker for a company that claims to have the largest WiMAX footprint in Russia with operations in 55 cities across the country. “What distinguishes […]

From the Source

David Wood, Symbian’s executive vice president for research and a founding director of the group talks to sister publication MCI about its acquisition by Nokia and the move to make the platform open source.

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 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 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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