cloud business

Cloud services enable operators to serve customers better, counter decline in traditional revenue

New BT data centre in Frankfurt supports cloud services

As BT prepares to open a new state-of-the art data centre in Frankfurt, this is a good time to talk about cloud services.

First, the data centre:  Frankfurt-Sossenheim will meet the special requirements of carriers and service providers and support our global BT Compute portfolio of data centre services.     [Read more…]

Bob Challacombe, BT Advise for Communications

Discover the copper secret: Revolutionise management of the copper last mile

By Bob Challacombe
BT Advise for Communications

Wireless technologies dominate telecoms growth in Latin America, with many countries now seeing over 100% penetration. Coupled with the meteoric growth of smart phones, we see an equally spectacular rise in data demand. How can operators manage fixed-line operations efficiently enough to reduce OPEX while they support this data growth?  [Read more…]

Andrew Bullock, Regional Director Europe, BT Advise for Communications

Talking telcos with BT Advise: Meet Andrew Bullock

Andrew Bullock, regional director for Europe and Latin America in for BT Advise for Communications, is visibly delighted when he talks about a recent touchstone managed services deal for BT Global Telecom Markets (GTM).

“This is excellent news for us”, said Andrew after signing the three-year managed voice contract with a major European operator. “It’s not just the value of the deal and the trust that the customer has placed in us, but the fact that this is the first deal of its kind outside the UK.  It really proves the concept for us in the managed services space.  [Read more…]

Andrew Batten, Regional Director, BT Advise for Communications, Asia Pacific

Talking telcos with BT Advise: Meet Andrew Batten

I love my job! Currently I have eight consulting projects on the go in five countries in three Asian sub-regions. Each one is fascinating and in every case we are able to draw on BT experience to help improve the customer’s position in some respect.

The range of topics we consult on is vast.  To give you an idea, the current projects cover regulation, OSS, workforce management, operational improvements, broadband strategy, procurement and transformation strategy. Also I am impressed with the spread of coverage we have: amongst our current customers are incumbents facing financial turnaround challenges, start-ups, and at the other end of the spectrum, one of the world’s leading operators. Yet we always seem to find ways of engaging and helping, regardless of the nature of the customer and the problem.  [Read more…]

Steve Kelly, General Manager Asia Pacific, North America, Middle East and Africa, BT GTM

Steve Kelly gives video interview on challenges and support for operators in emerging markets

At an EMEA Service Provider VIP Summit in Istanbul, Steve Kelly, general manager of BT Global Telecom Markets (GTM) Asia Pacific, North America, Middle East and Africa, gave an interview for CxO Perspectives on NetEvents.tv.  He talked about facing up to the challenges in our industry in emerging markets like MEA and Asia Pacific.  The recently rediscovered video dates from 2010 and Steve’s job title has changed since then but operators still face the same challenges.  [Read more…]