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Informa Telecoms & Media’s top Networks predictions for 2014

Here are Informa Telecoms & Media’s top 12 predictions for what will be happening in the telecom network technology sector over the coming year.

Kris Szaniawski

Altel: the one and only operator offering LTE in Kazakhstan… for now.

Kazakhtelecom was the only operator in Kazakhstan to obtain a permission to use LTE frequencies in 2011. And until 2015 its fully-owned subsidiary Altel will have a monopoly on LTE. Other operators took the news with a bit of resentment, given that in 2010 Kcell and Beeline successfully tested LTE in Kazakhstan. But for Altel,… Read more

Alla Shabelnikova

‘We have ways to transform you!’ vendors claim as they target business value

In the past month I’ve attended several industry events organized by telco-focused vendors – including amongst others Amdocs, Ericsson and Huawei – and to a greater or lesser extent every vendor has highlighted business, IT and network ‘transformation’ as a growth opportunity. Vendors are convinced they can play a pivotal role in shaping operator strategy.

Kris Szaniawski