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Issue 10(09/2011)
It's all about success! We aim to help you understand the industry better, with operator interviews, success stories and other accounts from industry insiders on what it takes to succeed in the fiercely competitive market.
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Editorial
Access to information has never been so easy, owing to the dazzling development of broadband technologies, the Internet and the Internet of Things in recent years. As an effective way of further improving information access, national broadband has become an important model for broadband deployment – and a global phenomenon.
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Voices from Operators
Since it was established in 1988, TID has been leading the technological innovation at Telefónica. Francisco Jariego, Director of Technological Strategy, talks about how revamped TID is going to support the Group’s coming business growth.
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Having launched its service at the end of 2008, EMTS (Etisalat Nigeria) is rapidly gaining ground in the Nigerian market. CEO Steven Evans tells WinWin that with the next big battle looming over mobile broadband, the operator is doing all it can to make sure it emerges as “an operator that Nigerians are proud of.”
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Tao of Business
How can subscriber information be mined and identified? How can critical information be dug out of it? Will operators become pure pipe providers or be able to control their resources and create proper value? The game is on.
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Operators today realize that transformation in the VAS space is important for business growth. And for this, a change in mindset is key, says Shira Levine, Directing Analyst with Infonetics Research.
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Perspectives
Integrating the optical network and Internet of Things technologies, iODN provides the basis of building a smart city. Delivering smart management to the passive fiber infrastructure, iODN can also be applied to municipal facilities like the power grid, drainage system, and transportation system.
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Broadband has become a bellwether of national competitiveness. Socially and economically, investment in broadband yields high returns. It is safe to say that the ecological value from broadband development is the very reason behind national investments in broadband.
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Winners
To improve its network performance, MTN Côte d’Ivoire pulled off an astonishing transformation feat with Huawei’s NGBSS, making it the most innovative integrated services provider in the country and consolidating its leading position in the local telecom market.
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As of March 2011, China Telecom Shanghai had four million broadband subscribers, and a third of these had opted for the IPTV service. The operator’s triple-play, any-screen service lineup already exceeds the offerings of the Internet content providers, and it appears that the best is yet to come.
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To alleviate pressure from continuous capacity expansion of the macro network, operators have turned to building one WLAN network after another. How should operators synergize the development of multiple networks that coexist? China Mobile Shandong provides the answer.
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Despite the great distance from the mainland and extreme Arctic conditions, Huawei was able to assist Telenor in deploying LTE in Svalbard, an archipelago located at 78°13'N in the Arctic Circle, within a matter of weeks.
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Movistar Chile has blazed a trail of innovative growth with strong momentum by leveraging its existing network resources for maximized bandwidth capabilities, and providing subscribers with richer ultra-broadband services.
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The national broadband project is a critical step for Qatar’s development and its national vision of building an advanced connected society by 2030. The project is also aimed at helping Qtel become a member of the world’s top 20 operators.
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By fully utilizing available resources and choosing the GPON+FTTB model, Romtelecom opened the door to ultra-broadband. And it made a one-off investment to support long-term evolution for its network and ensure its success in the future broadband market.
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