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Digital Transformation and the Telecoms Industry

The idea “digital transformation”  has been reshaping the global economy, impacting government bodies, enterprises, and society at large. While the term itself holds different meanings for different stakeholders, it’s undeniable that digital transformation will invoke significant change in the world, as new opportunities, innovations and business models emerge. The telecommunications industry is at the forefront of this change, both as …

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Q&A with Joseph Lumban Gaol, Chief Digital Services Officer, XL Axiata

As telecom operators evolve to become more than mere communications service providers,  a number of them have embarked on introducing new digital services in order to create new sources of revenue and compete effectively with OTT players. Enter the Chief Digital Officer (or Chief Digital Services Officer), a relatively new role that’s been gaining foothold in the C-Suite of telecom …

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[Infographic]: Get a snapshot of 14 growing Asian telecoms markets

Asia’s telecoms landscape is a hotbed of activity as less developed markets begin to take off and larger, more established countries face stiffer domestic competition and new service offerings. To stay ahead, regional carriers and global service providers need insights on the region’s demands and usage of not only fixed data and voice services but also other OTT solutions. Building …

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Making the most of your SDN and NFV investment

SDN – Software Defined Networking – and NFV – Network Function Virtualisation – are two terms that have been on the table for telecom operators worldwide since 2014, when early adopters such as AT&T began ramping up their investment in virtualisation technologies. The SDN and NFV spend volume is predicted to boom in 2017, at which time use cases will …

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Q&A with Nicko Widjaja, Chief Executive Officer, MDI Ventures

In order to compete with new Web and OTT players that are asset-light and enjoy greater operational flexibility, telecom operators have started their own innovation programmes to drive new waves of innovation and launched partnerships with startups to develop their own innovative services. One such telco is Indonesian giant Telkom Indonesia, which launched MDI Ventures in 2015 . We caught up …

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Interview – 5 questions with Zoran Vasiljev, Chief Strategy Officer, Axiata Digital

As the global economy enters a digital era, telecom operators need to evolve and develop new capabilities to remain relevant and survive disruption. Some telcos have already taken steps to do so, with the creation of new business units and titles such as “Chief Digital Officer”. The Axiata Group is one such company, and with the formation of Axiata Digital, …

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Customer satisfaction, guaranteed!

With technology permeating almost every single aspect of our lives today, you’ll be hard pressed to find a customer who hasn’t in some way embraced the idea of connected living. That said, the expectations of today’s consumer has also evolved significantly from before, with demand for personalisation versus mass appeal, and the digital store gaining favour versus the physical store. This …

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Indonesia: Feeding the bandwidth-hungry

Home to over 260 million people and more than thirteen thousand islands, the world’s 4th most populous country presents both huge opportunities and unique challenges for any business setting up shop there. But for these businesses to thrive, web and mobile penetration will need to improve so that the country can enjoy the economic benefits. According to We Are Social’s …