Monday, 22 October 2018

Ominous metaphors abound at Carriers World, IPX Summit

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 23 September 16

Wholesalers need to undertake a painful but necessary transformation if they are to survive.

There were metaphors aplenty doing the rounds at Total Telecom's Carriers World and IPX Summit this week, all of them somewhat ominous, which suggests that now might be a tricky time to be a traditional wholesaler. Almost every one of those metaphors originated from Isabelle Paradis, president of consultancy Hot Telecom. Paradis knows what she's talking about, so when she starts mentioning certain unsavoury things hitting the fan, perfect storms, and wild animals being caught in the headlights, it is time to pay attention. "I'm surprised by how much traffic is dropping," Paradis said in her opening remarks at the IPX Summit on Thursday. "Some pure wholesalers are telling us they are seeing traffic drop by 20% this year." Paradis said a perfect storm is gathering above the wholesale market…

There were metaphors aplenty doing the rounds at Total Telecom's Carriers World and IPX Summit this week, all of them somewhat ominous, which suggests that now might be a tricky time to be a traditional wholesaler. Almost every one of those metaphors originated from Isabelle Paradis, president of consultancy Hot Telecom. Paradis knows what she's talking about, so when she starts mentioning certain unsavoury things hitting the fan, perfect storms, and wild animals being caught in the headlights, it is time to pay attention. "I'm surprised by how much traffic is dropping," Paradis said in her opening remarks at the IPX Summit on Thursday. "Some pure wholesalers are telling us they are seeing traffic drop by 20% this year." Paradis said a perfect storm is gathering above the wholesale market…

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