I have keynoted or otherwise spoken at literally hundreds of conferences around the world, spanning industry, analyst, vendor, and academic events. However, PTC—as both an organization and conference—is absolutely unique.
There’s a possible pattern developing in the hyper-competitive Indian mobile services market: significant losses or declining net profits just as huge amounts of capital will have to be spent to re-acquire or get new spectrum.
I have been involved in the telecommunications industry in New Zealand and Australia since 1998. During that time I have worked with passionate people to bring about a more competitive and advanced communications vision for this part of the world.
5G is among the hottest “buzz words” in the global telecom business for good reasons: it might be transformative in several ways, driving big industry revenue changes; changing the value of network assets and blending “mobile” and “fixed” networks in new ways.
Being in the industry for over 30 years with, over 25 of those living in Asia, my background has provided me with a deep knowledge of the industry in the Pacific region. I, together with my company Telstra, recognize the value PTC brings to the carrier and OTT/Content marketplaces.
After 2000, it became increasingly clear that mobile phones were the preferred way most people in the United States and elsewhere wanted to use voice services, as shown by the steady growth of mobile phone use, and the simultaneous abandonment of fixed voice services. That has created a major [...]
There’s a massive development underway in mobile communications and its significance seems to be “over the top” of most end users’ heads. Forgive the awful pun, but OTT (over-the-top) services have been disrupting the mobile communications industry as we know it over the last several years and [...]
To a greater degree than has been the case in the past, 5G success will be uneven: offering bigger potential financial rewards to the bigger service providers and possibly even some financial distress for smaller operators.
I have been a member of PTC for over 25 years. In that time I have been active in the educators’ community, as co-chair of the annual conference, as a member and chair of the Board of Governors and currently as a member of the Advisory Council. I have been, and continue to be, compelled […]