Friday, 23 April 2021

“Simplify before you digitise,” says UPC’s Urs Reinhard

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Wednesday 28 October 20

STL Partner’s Research Director, Andrew Collinson, had a chance to speak to UPC Switzerland’s Chief of Digital, Urs Reinhard, on the topic of digital transformation at this year’s Total Telecom Congress

There was a period, not so long ago, when telcos had dreams of becoming global IT firms to rival the Googles of this world, but these ambitions slowly faded when the true scale of such a task became apparent. Even with the emergence of 5G, which offers a vast increase in the range of services telcos will be able to offer, telcos ultimately still operate in a different playing field to these international internet behemoths…

There was a period, not so long ago, when telcos had dreams of becoming global IT firms to rival the Googles of this world, but these ambitions slowly faded when the true scale of such a task became apparent. Even with the emergence of 5G, which offers a vast increase in the range of services telcos will be able to offer, telcos ultimately still operate in a different playing field to these international internet behemoths…

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