Monday, 23 October 2017

Telcos are going to need a bigger barn

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 07 October 16

Being an operator today is like being a parent picking through the aftermath of a raucous teenager's birthday party, apparently.

"It was pretty messed up out there," said Graham Wilde, CEO of consultancy BWCS, and chair of day one of Total Telecom Congress in London this week. Wilde was describing the devastation caused when he agreed, somewhat naively, to host his teenage son's birthday party in a barn at the bottom of his garden; a barn that had taken years to renovate. He had expected approximately 80 guests, but word of the party spread on social media, and as a result, around 200 people showed up, "including waiters from the local Indian restaurant." There are parallels with telecoms industry, Wilde insisted. "Like the barn, telcos have been investing and investing in their networks…

"It was pretty messed up out there," said Graham Wilde, CEO of consultancy BWCS, and chair of day one of Total Telecom Congress in London this week. Wilde was describing the devastation caused when he agreed, somewhat naively, to host his teenage son's birthday party in a barn at the bottom of his garden; a barn that had taken years to renovate. He had expected approximately 80 guests, but word of the party spread on social media, and as a result, around 200 people showed up, "including waiters from the local Indian restaurant." There are parallels with telecoms industry, Wilde insisted. "Like the barn, telcos have been investing and investing in their networks…

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