Thursday, 27 April 2017

Friday Review: Chasing rainbows

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 26 April 13

Telcos grapple with the economics of delivering profitable enterprise services to cash-constrained corporate clients.

Everyone, even those who claim to be in possession of a perfectly level head, quietly dreams about finding the metaphorical pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Telcos, particularly those in Europe that face stagnant or declining revenues, are no exception. Increasingly sidelined in the consumer space by over-the-top players, they face broadly similar challenges when it comes to some areas of the B2B sector: nimble, Web-based rivals have come to market with competing services accessed over the Internet that have the potential to render the telco as a disintermediated connectivity provider. Should telcos settle into a new role, lower down the value chain, or should they chase the rainbow in the hope of securing a bigger share of the spoils? This was just one of a number of big topics that representatives from Cable &amp…

Everyone, even those who claim to be in possession of a perfectly level head, quietly dreams about finding the metaphorical pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Telcos, particularly those in Europe that face stagnant or declining revenues, are no exception. Increasingly sidelined in the consumer space by over-the-top players, they face broadly similar challenges when it comes to some areas of the B2B sector: nimble, Web-based rivals have come to market with competing services accessed over the Internet that have the potential to render the telco as a disintermediated connectivity provider. Should telcos settle into a new role, lower down the value chain, or should they chase the rainbow in the hope of securing a bigger share of the spoils? This was just one of a number of big topics that representatives from Cable &amp…

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