Friday, 28 July 2017

Telcos in a jam about IoT

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 06 November 15

'There's lots of money in this,' is not a comment you would normally expect to hear at a telco event.

Obviously, the world's biggest telcos are making a few quid; The top 100 together generated €1.33 trillion in revenues last year, according to our recently-published 2015 Global 100 report. But telecoms conferences tend to be pessimistic affairs that concentrate on thorny issues like the revenues being lost to disruptive players, such as the cheeky OTT scamps that have the audacity to put their services over operator networks. Not the Great Telco Debate though, which took place in London this week and featured a number of big industry names, the majority of whom were overwhelmingly positive on the future of telecoms. If you believe Telefonica group CIO Phil Jordan…

Obviously, the world's biggest telcos are making a few quid; The top 100 together generated €1.33 trillion in revenues last year, according to our recently-published 2015 Global 100 report. But telecoms conferences tend to be pessimistic affairs that concentrate on thorny issues like the revenues being lost to disruptive players, such as the cheeky OTT scamps that have the audacity to put their services over operator networks. Not the Great Telco Debate though, which took place in London this week and featured a number of big industry names, the majority of whom were overwhelmingly positive on the future of telecoms. If you believe Telefonica group CIO Phil Jordan…

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