Friday, 28 July 2017

A problem shared

By Gaby Junowicz, Siklu
Wednesday 17 August 11

'Quality of service is not sacrificed in the race to reduce overheads…'

Collaboration, consolidation and partnerships between operators epitomise the telecoms world at present. Based on the principle that there is strength in numbers, the route to growth, it seems, is from shared agreements which aspire to reduce costs, deliver a better service, boost coverage and capacity and reach more customers. There have been a number of recent developments of this kind between European operators that are looking to partner up. For example, in April France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom agreed a joint procurement venture in order to achieve economies of scale. They anticipate that using their joint muscle to purchase phones, network equipment, service platforms and other technology infrastructure will help them to save a combined &euro…

Collaboration, consolidation and partnerships between operators epitomise the telecoms world at present. Based on the principle that there is strength in numbers, the route to growth, it seems, is from shared agreements which aspire to reduce costs, deliver a better service, boost coverage and capacity and reach more customers. There have been a number of recent developments of this kind between European operators that are looking to partner up. For example, in April France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom agreed a joint procurement venture in order to achieve economies of scale. They anticipate that using their joint muscle to purchase phones, network equipment, service platforms and other technology infrastructure will help them to save a combined &euro…

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