Capacity Voice

30 Dec 2013

2014 Carrier Forecasts - The Good, the Bad & The Ugly

Like all years in our tech-centric industry, 2014 presents both opportunities and challenges for carriers. Here’s a quick run-down on the Good, the Bad and the Ugly…

17 Dec 2013

The APIs we live by

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) lay out how software components can work together. They’re becoming so important that some companies are now generating more revenue from APIs than from their own sites or “core” revenue sources and API strategies have become central components in business development and competitive positioning for firms digital and brick-and-mortar.

04 Dec 2013

Defying convention: why cloud service providers need to rethink their approach to visibility on the network

Cloud service providers, by definition, like to centralise everything. So, installing intelligent equipment at the very edge of the network goes against almost every ideological instinct they possess. But as the market for enterprise cloud services evolves and demand for bespoke cloud solutions increases, this instinct breaks down.

26 Nov 2013

Ramping up 4G globally

With global revenues from 4G likely to reach £60 billion by 2014, how can mobile operators be sure keep competitive while making 4G pay? And what does this mean for operators and network capacity?

05 Nov 2013

New business models will define the future of carriers

Recognising and acting on what is ahead for an industry is an ongoing challenge. You do not have to dig deeply into our industry’s history to find both victors and victims, who either embraced or missed the future.

22 Oct 2013

Our digital health future spells Big Data demand for telcos

Personally, I have three different electronic health records providers, and that is even without signing up for Google Health (2008-2012 RIP) or Microsoft HealthVault (2007-present). Massachusetts General Hospital alone has three different storage systems, depending on which doctors need to be reached.

17 Oct 2013

Socially mobile: Telecoms and socio-economics

We routinely think of traffic patterns as representative of where carriers should invest, where investments are making the best return, or simply as a regulatory responsibility.

08 Oct 2013

Trends in wholesaler performance

Ovum has recently studied the accounts of over 200 leading telecoms companies for our analysis of the size and profitability of the market for wholesale services. Although few telcos publish data on the performance of their wholesale business units, we have been able to draw some conclusions from the data that are available.

01 Oct 2013

Transport SDN: networking in the fast lane

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is quickly becoming one of the biggest trends in the networking industry.

26 Sep 2013

Building Wifi and small cell communities

Data traffic continues to grow inexorably, with the predicted global hourly increase measured in terabits and the mobile networks creaking under the strain.