Tuesday, 24 April 2018

It's tough being a telco

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom, in Porto
Friday 23 May 14

As operators evolve their businesses to address new demands and new markets, more than ever they need to defend themselves from the 'bad guys' who have designs on their revenues.

"It's hard," my dining companion turned to me and said on Wednesday night. Blimey, I thought. At least buy me a drink first. It turns out he was talking about the meringue. What I didn't realise at the time was that that exchange would pop into my head at various times over the next 24 hours, as I considered the environment in which many of the world's telcos are currently operating. A fair few of the aforementioned gathered in Portugal's second city, Porto, this week at the behest of revenue assurance firm WeDo. And as I listened to a number of them …

"It's hard," my dining companion turned to me and said on Wednesday night. Blimey, I thought. At least buy me a drink first. It turns out he was talking about the meringue. What I didn't realise at the time was that that exchange would pop into my head at various times over the next 24 hours, as I considered the environment in which many of the world's telcos are currently operating. A fair few of the aforementioned gathered in Portugal's second city, Porto, this week at the behest of revenue assurance firm WeDo. And as I listened to a number of them …

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