Next Generation applications in a Gigaworld

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TIME January 2017

Next Generation applications in a Gigaworld

Liberty Global World Economic Forum 2017 Breakfast Workshop

Broadband connectivity has increased exponentially since 20 years and so far, end users' usage has always followed. Soon many European households will have access to very high capacity networks, bringing Gigabit speeds and high quality broadband to consumers and businesses. Embarked on a journey towards a Gigaworld, our society will see next-generation applications like "enhanced discovery", new forms of telepresence and "automated things". These families of applications are expected to be the front-runners requiring both increased bandwidth and improved quality of service. [...]

The Future of Healthcare

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Healthcare January 2017

The Future of Healthcare

How to embrace the opportunity?

Unprecedented changes are ahead of us: artificial intelligence, the internet of things, big data, and social and commercial networks are radically changing the way we live and do business, and the impact of these changes will go above and beyond the 1990s experiments with the "dot-com" wave. [...]

Major strategic choices ahead:  Reconfiguring for value

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TIME January 2017

Major strategic choices ahead: Reconfiguring for value

How digitalization will impact telecommunication operators’ configuration

The telecom industry is not in a stable state. In fact, due to the increasingly large strategic and technical option space, we expect operators to become more diverse. Within the next five years, the structure of operators will likely have changed significantly. [...]

Digital future of electrical networks

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Energy & Utilities, Technology & Innovation Management January 2017

Digital future of electrical networks

How can electricity utilities tackle the digitalization challenges of their network business?

Digital transformation is one of the most important changes the utilities industry faces these days. This transformation is not limited to changing how companies interact with their clients, but also impacts the way they operate internally, as well as where and how value is created. [...]

Rethinking managed services group designs

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TIME January 2017

Rethinking managed services group designs

How telco group designs can unlock value for managed ICT services

As the success of managed services (MS) continues to drive growth in the B2B space, an increasing number of operators are venturing into the managed ICT space. However, the role telecommunication groups should play when selling and providing managed ICT services must shift from the current legacy models to more centrally driven designs. [...]

Telecom retail & consumer  Protection

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TIME January 2017

Telecom retail & consumer Protection

Just a compliance challenge, or a differentiation opportunity?

Telecom players dedicate significant resources to complying with retail & consumer protection (RCP) regulation, having created complex horizontal processes and tools spanning several departments. Despite this, the complexity of the subject and the continuous flow of new rules often translate into unwise actions (eventually punished by regulatory institutions). [...]

Future Telco Production Model

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TIME December 2016

Future Telco Production Model

How core revenue decline is driving new production architectures

NFV and SDN technologies are emerging as enablers of new flexible production architectures that will drive major innovation and operational efficiencies for carriers. [...]

Race to Gigabit Fiber

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TIME December 2016

Race to Gigabit Fiber

Telecom incumbents pick up pace

Fiber investments have become more common now than at any point in the past. The number of countries with more than 95% fiber coverage has increased from just one (in 2012) to seven (in 2016). [...]

Power to low-power

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TIME November 2016

Power to low-power

Low-power wide-area networks as enabler for smart ecosystems

As of today, smart ecosystems are limited to reaching their full potential based on the underlying connectivity technologies, such as fiber, cellular and Wi-Fi. [...]

What is next for petroleum downstream?

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Energy & Utilities, Strategy & Organization November 2016

What is next for petroleum downstream?

New business models are critical in a sector in which the supply of energy for mobility is changing

Petroleum downstream has been adapting to increasing competition and challenging regulations, and is suffering from lower returns than the upstream segment. [...]

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