IPX – building the future.

The fact that the wave of data growth we are riding on today is about to break into a tsunami is probably a tired cliché. Internet of Things is being touted as the next big thing with various use cases like Smart meters and health monitors already being commercialised.

The advent of 5G with speeds of 60Gbps and latency as low as 1millisecond in trails are fast bringing science fiction into fact, driverless cars and remote surgery WILL be with us before 2020. [Read more…]

Making Wi-fi roaming simple for the MNO and their end users.

One of the key benefits of the recently launched Wi-fi Roam services is its support for multiple authentication methods for customers’ end user devices. Authentication is the process by which a device “asks” for permission to use a wi-fi network, in this context, a wi-fi network that is connected to the Wi-fi Roam platform. The development history of authentication functionality is linked closely with the creation of BT Wi-fi Roam as a product and fundamentally influenced its development and launch in terms of why and when. [Read more…]

Let’s talk Voice: Meet Kai Thiel

An interview with the new head of global voice sales
BT Global Telecom Markets (GTM)

In the previous interviews, we have heard from you about GTM in Europe. You’re based in the Germany but also manage GTM’s voice business across the world. Do you expect to travel a lot?

Having led the Europe business, I already know a lot of our customers and have had several personal interactions with many of them at different points of time. However, in my new role I am excited to meet several new customers as well as deal with the voice customers on a global basis. [Read more…]

Business Insights with Andrew: April 2015

It was great seeing so many of you at Global Carrier Community Meeting (GCCM) in London in February and Capacity Middle East conference in Dubai in March this year. While I had 1-2-1 meetings with many of you, I was excited to meet some new customers and also have interesting conversations with some of our long term partners. I can clearly see that all these conferences we go to are growing every year and so is the continued interest in this industry.

Although margins on traditional services are becoming increasingly tight and OTT players are taking a growing share of the market, there is tremendous opportunity that still needs to be explored. In my opinion, as an industry we need to look at new opportunity areas over the next 18-24 months to be able to differentiate ourselves and add value to our services that is appreciated by our customers. [Read more…]

From the desk of Alex Leroux-McCarroll: GTM in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa

Once again it’s been a very busy few months since my last column, and it was great seeing so many of you at Asian Carriers Conference, LTE Asia, and Africacom.

In this issue, you will see a column by Andrew Dodsworth, the new VP of BT Global Telecom Markets (GTM), who talks about some of the changes we’ve made to our organisation to serve you better. In a view to align with the wider BT organisation I’ve extended my scope to the broader Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region. [Read more…]