Technology, Media & Entertainment, Telecommunications

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Adapt or die: The only constant in technology is change

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Here’s a list of 10 companies. See if you can guess what they have in common. AOL Yahoo! Geocities MSN Netscape Excite Lycos Microsoft American Greetings Infoseek So how are these companies linked? They were the 10 most-visited web properties in 1998, according to Media Metrix. Now here’s another list of companies, this from Comscore […]

The future of smartphones may be in your mind

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The smartphone’s days are numbered, thanks in part to market saturation, lack of any significant technological breakthroughs in recent years, and the need of manufacturers to avoid commoditization, which forces down prices and destroys margins. Technology research firm IDC said in December that it expects worldwide smartphone shipments to decline by 3% in 2018, the […]

How automation can benefit telecoms

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The telecom industry has been in the middle of a transformation. In the decade ahead the telecoms will completely embed automation into the DNA of their operations. Automation in the telecom industry started decades ago and has evolved with every innovation along the way: from rotary pulse phones to tone-based; from manual switchboards to high-speed […]

The role of telcos in the future of edge computing

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When we talk about the rise of IoT, the vast number of connected devices is usually among the first things mentioned. But it’s not really about the number of devices, it’s the massive data volumes those billions of devices will generate. Think about it. A smart factory has tens of thousands of parts. Coordinating the […]

Lutter contre la baisse d’attention digitale

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Sans grande surprise, la surcharge d’information et la capacité d’attention digitale sont devenus deux grands ennemis. La croissance de l’information disponible ne dispose d’aucune limite et croît de façon exponentielle. En revanche, l’attention digitale ne suit pas cette tendance. Contraints à s’adapter aux changements dans nos habitudes de consommation de l’information, les créateurs de contenu […]

La batalla por la atención digital

La sobrecarga de información y la capacidad de atención son enemigos feroces. Si bien la información aumenta sin límites, la capacidad de atención tiene limitaciones temporales que no se pueden cambiar. La primera crece exponencialmente, sin absolutamente ninguna posibilidad de desaceleración, mientras que el otro se reduce cada vez más. No hace falta decir que […]

The driverless car will require 5G

There’s a great deal of effort underway on the part of companies in the telecom, auto and technology industries to start mainstreaming connected, self-driving cars by the early-to-mid 2020s. ABI Research forecasts there will be more than 11 million shared vehicles operating by 2030, serving an average of 64 users per shared driverless vehicle. Early […]

How ‘cloudification’ of telecom networks can help CSPs grow

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Large carrier service providers (CSPs) have thrived for many years selling connectivity, voice and data, but that model has become too limited to keep them growing and profitable. Over the next decade, the CSPs that successfully transform will become digital service providers (DSPs), offering consumers and businesses a broad mix of services that generate new […]

Rapidly changing telecom dynamics

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Telcos are in the midst of the most exciting phase of an era wherein the customer reigns supreme and technology, in turn, is being utilized to deliver the finest customer experience possible. OTT media players are capturing the market at an exponential rate. In response, telcos need to reinvent themselves to stay relevant in the […]

The battle for digital attention span

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Information overload and attention span are the fiercest of natural enemies. While information growth has no boundaries, attention span has temporal limitations that can’t be adjusted. One grows exponentially with absolutely no possibility of slowing down while the other is coming in shorter and shorter supply. Needless to say this creates tremendous challenges for digital […]