Friday, 19 October 2018

Friday Review: Magic beans

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 07 June 13

While some telcos insist there is still money to be made in wholesale voice, others see emerging market opportunities or 4G as their golden goose.

Beanstalks were unusually high on the agenda for one carrier at Breakfast With Total Telecom on Wednesday. "Fee-fi-fo-fum," said Jonathan Nierenberg, senior vice president of business development for U.S.-based IDT. The rhyme was not wholly unexpected because, during his presentation, he used the image of Jack clinging onto the magic beanstalk as a light-hearted way to explain how carriers have been clinging onto beanstalks of their own – minutes of usage – but now it is unclear how much more growth there is left. How much longer should they cling on for? "I smell the blood of an Englishman," he continued, pointing out that coming from New York, it could not possibly be him. At this juncture…

Beanstalks were unusually high on the agenda for one carrier at Breakfast With Total Telecom on Wednesday. "Fee-fi-fo-fum," said Jonathan Nierenberg, senior vice president of business development for U.S.-based IDT. The rhyme was not wholly unexpected because, during his presentation, he used the image of Jack clinging onto the magic beanstalk as a light-hearted way to explain how carriers have been clinging onto beanstalks of their own – minutes of usage – but now it is unclear how much more growth there is left. How much longer should they cling on for? "I smell the blood of an Englishman," he continued, pointing out that coming from New York, it could not possibly be him. At this juncture…

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