Monetising cloud/OTT services – agility still top priority for CSPs
Alongside the widespread acceptance that the IT and telecoms industries are rapidly converging "in equal parts a challenge and an opportunity for both" there has been continued discussion on how CSPs must quickly adapt to offer a wider set of services beyond traditional communications.
Oracle snaps up Tekelec in an enhanced telecoms play
Larry Ellison’s company may be best known for its cloud portfolio, but Oracle has recently been looking to make a serious push towards telecoms, enhanced by the acquisition of Tekelec announced yesterday.
Unify your communications and live happily ever after
What's not to love about unified communications? Read any article on it and the words invoke a warm fuzziness rarely experienced in the world of telecoms: cohesiveness, sharing, working together and collaboration. Research shows that the number of businesses rolling out a unified communications platform is accelerating at a rate of knots.
Cisco targets small to mid-market with cloud networking acquisition
Cisco plans to boost its cloud networking capabilities with the acquisition of the San Francisco-based firm Meraki for $1.2bn.
Are new EU roaming charge limits an opportunity for carriers?
The recently announced changes to EU roaming charges bring a sense of fairness for consumers, many of whom in the past have unwittingly run up excessive charges abroad (and suffered from the subsequent bill shock a month later).
Communications Service Providers struggle to live up to SLA expectations
At a time of transition in the telecoms landscape, as cloud and 4G services come to the fore, communications service providers (CSPs) are still struggling to deliver on pre-defined service level agreements (SLAs) according to MDS research.
LG announces 3D-enabled game apps for Smart TV
The Korean electronics giant LG has announced that its Cinema 3D Smart TVs are to get a series of 3D game apps.
Microsoft snaps up cloud collaboration tool Yammer
Microsoft has further vindicated the idea of online social networking as a business tool by purchasing the enterprise collaboration firm Yammer for an estimated $1.2bn.
China Telecom aligns with Ubitus for cloud gaming on smart TVs
China Telecom, the third largest telecoms provider in China, has today announced a partnership with cloud software provider Ubitus to create a cloud gaming service on connected TVs.
Are EU privacy rules to blame for European cloud struggle?
The EU’s regulation on privacy is one of the reasons why European cloud adoption is “at least two years” behind the US, according to analysts Gartner.