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.
Huawei’s Shenzhen-based annual global analyst summit had a particularly strong telecoms/IT convergence flavour to it this year. President of corporate strategy Will Zhang went so far as to claim in his keynote that whoever does the best job of integrating telecoms and IT architecture changes into its products over the next ten years will end… Read more
Microsoft Office 365 is becoming to telco SaaS what the Big Mac is to fast food. That’s not a health warning, but a fact, based on a 38-country study* of 51 communication service providers’ business SaaS portfolios that I’ve just completed. Microsoft powers an astonishing 51% of these CSPs’ productivity and collaboration offers. Want a SaaS… Read more