Predictions 2015 – CSPs capitalize on LTE to transform the subscriber experience

January 26, 2015 by Jennifer Kyriakakis

In 2014, the roll-out of LTE has been a major focus for communications service providers (CSPs), with over 300 LTE networks now in operation globally. But super-fast data speeds and data-hungry consumers have brought their share of challenges for CSPs, and simply offering fast data access is not enough. As data usage increases on their networks, CSPs are trying figure out a way to monetize their...

Why ‘Candy’ Will ‘Crush’ AYCE Business Models

August 12, 2014 by Dave Labuda

As those once-popular ‘all-you-can-eat’ (AYCE) data plans slowly disappear from view, we need to look forward to determine what will replace them. Even Sprint in the US, a champion of AYCE plans, reportedly sent disclaimers to its top 5 percent of volume users limiting their over-usage. And Verizon recently announced it will be throttling heavy LTE users who are still grandfathered into an AYCE...

BSS Transformation is Over – Fact or Fiction?

May 30, 2014 by Dave Labuda

BSS transformation as we know it is over – bold statement or fact of life? It’s time to reassess the hype, mainly led by traditional BSS suppliers, that transformation of the BSS stack is an exercise of cutting and pasting legacy components with newer versions.

Deploying Market Efficiency in Telecom

April 07, 2014 by Dave Labuda

As the telecoms industry matures and shifts to providing primarily digital services, operators can look for examples of success to other industries that have mastered the art of creating the optimal value exchange with their customers.

My Picks for the Most Innovative Data Plans of 2013

December 18, 2013 by Nigel Back

The mobile landscape has genuinely transformed during 2013. Rapid LTE deployment is seeing mobile data truly coming of age. Navel-gazing around how mobile Internet will change the world is giving way to real and exciting service and pricing experimentation.