Telecoms

Analysis and reporting on the key technology developments emerging within the telecommunications sector during these times of digital transformation, including fixed voice services, mobile services and fixed broadband.

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Telecoms 2018, a year in review

Telecoms 2018, a year in review

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Predictions for the telecoms industry in 2019

Predictions for the telecoms industry in 2019

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Telecoms
Top 3 telecom trends for 2019

Top 3 telecom trends for 2019

13 December 2018 / Consumer-driven data consumption, fuelled by the mobile and broadband services in IoT devices, which have [...]

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Telecoms
Telcos struggling to mitigate the threats of cyber attacks

Telcos struggling to mitigate the threats of cyber attacks

21 November 2018 / The telecommunications sector ranks as one of the worst businesses sectors in its handling of [...]

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Telecoms
Driving digital transformation in the telecom industry

Driving digital transformation in the telecom industry

22 August 2018 / MATRIXX Software describes itself as “the brains behind the digital transformation shift in the telecom industry,” [...]

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Telecoms
Samsung announces ‘industry first’ 3GPP-compliant 5G modem

Samsung announces ‘industry first’ 3GPP-compliant 5G modem

20 August 2018 / Samsung has announced its Exynos Modem 5100, a 10nm 6Gb/sec modem for 5G devices. Despite [...]

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Major Contracts
MTN Group sign deal with Flytxt

MTN Group sign deal with Flytxt

6 August 2018 / Multinational mobile telecommunications company, MTN Group has signed a deal with Flytxt, customer engagement technology [...]

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Major Contracts
CenturyLink to provide customers connectivity to IBM Cloud

CenturyLink to provide customers connectivity to IBM Cloud

2 August 2018 / CenturyLink has announced this week that they will give their customers access to IBM Cloud. [...]

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Cloud & Edge Computing
The impact of cloud on telecoms – an entire industry disrupted

The impact of cloud on telecoms – an entire industry disrupted

31 July 2018 / Different industries are being routinely disrupted by new, emerging and more established technologies. Telecommunications is [...]

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Business & Strategy
CTOs on our Doorstep: Maintel CTO on using the customer to inform his strategy

CTOs on our Doorstep: Maintel CTO on using the customer to inform his strategy

30 July 2018 / In our weekly series, Information Age speaks to Rufus Grig, chief technology and strategy officer [...]

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Legislation & Regulation
UK-wide full-fibre broadband coverage by 2033

UK-wide full-fibre broadband coverage by 2033

23 July 2018 / This announcement comes as part of a new national telecoms strategy created by the Department [...]

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Telecoms
Will mobile providers ever be cool again?

Will mobile providers ever be cool again?

29 June 2018 / The on-demand economy has revolutionised industries everywhere. Everything from media and entertainment to financial services, [...]

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IoT and M2M
Will China dominate the global Industrial IoT market?

Will China dominate the global Industrial IoT market?

27 June 2018 / The Greater China region is poised to lead the global Industrial IoT (IIoT) market. This [...]

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Communications & Networking
The year business communications comes of age?

The year business communications comes of age?

6 February 2018 / Work used to be where people went, not what they did; but 2018 could smash [...]

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Communications & Networking
Should companies ditch ‘unified communications’ for ‘unified collaboration’?

Should companies ditch ‘unified communications’ for ‘unified collaboration’?

2 January 2018 / For a long time, business leaders used to think that communication was the ultimate goal [...]

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Cybersecurity
Why contact centres are failing their most vulnerable callers

Why contact centres are failing their most vulnerable callers

2 January 2018 / Many businesses take pride in ensuring the highest levels of security for their customers’ data. [...]

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Communications & Networking
Staying connected: 5 mobile performance management tips

Staying connected: 5 mobile performance management tips

4 December 2017 / Have you ever wondered what actually happens to applications when issues arise with connectivity or [...]

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AI & Machine Learning
2018: The year for telco transformation

2018: The year for telco transformation

30 November 2017 / 1. Unlimited data plans will hit saturation point 2018 will be the year when unlimited [...]

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Consumer Electronics & Mobile
A business’s phone system needs

A business’s phone system needs

29 November 2017 / It’s so important for your business to possess a phone system that’s both reliable and [...]

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AI & Machine Learning
How innovative technology is turning the tide for telecoms

How innovative technology is turning the tide for telecoms

10 November 2017 / Legacy infrastructure in the telecommunications sector has been unable to keep up with the surge [...]

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Consumer Electronics & Mobile
Questions to consider when switching your company’s phone carrier

Questions to consider when switching your company’s phone carrier

23 October 2017 / Cost, network quality, plan features (such as the amount of allowed data volume) and customer [...]

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Consumer Electronics & Mobile
CRUCIAL: connecting with customers via cloud communications

CRUCIAL: connecting with customers via cloud communications

9 October 2017 / A report from TeleSign has provided key insights into how digital transformation is reshaping the [...]

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Media & Marketing
Has the death of voice calling been exaggerated?

Has the death of voice calling been exaggerated?

6 October 2017 / Although there are exceptions, voice is no longer necessarily king when it comes to customer [...]

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Consumer Electronics & Mobile
Telco databases are tricky

Telco databases are tricky

31 August 2017 / Telco’s rely heavily on databases for many core business functions. In exploring the journey through [...]

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Communications & Networking
Virtualisation and software-driven telecoms

Virtualisation and software-driven telecoms

22 August 2017 / One of the biggest shifts in technology is virtualisation. Increasingly virtualised and software-driven services are [...]

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Top five trends for harnessing data in 2019

Day 1 of our tech advent calendar – From data storytelling to using data for good, James Eiloart from Tableau gives his take on the top trends in harnessing data as we head into 2019.

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Top five business analytics intelligence trends for 2019

From explainable AI to natural language humanising data analytics, James Eiloart from Tableau gives his take on the top trends in business analytics intelligence as we head into 2019

 

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Recruitment trends in tech for 2019: Machine learning, AI and predictive analytics

 

Major changes are occurring in the ways human resources and other related professionals find the right people for open positions. Kayla Matthews looks at recruitment trends in tech.

 

 

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2018 tech predictions: what we got right (and wrong)

Ben Rafferty, Global Solutions Director at Semafone looks at what technology predictions we got right this year, and what ones we got wrong.

 

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Will 2019 see the automation of automation and push up salaries of data scientists? 

2019 will see the start of two dramatic changes applying to data scientists: and in an interview, Jeremy Achin, CEO of DataRobot told Information Age more.

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The top 5 data centre trends for 2019: Edge will drive change

Vertiv experts anticipate self-sufficient, self-healing edge in service of IoT and the emergence of 5G, as some of then top trends for data centres in 2019.

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The top 10 infrastructure and operations trends for 2019, according to Gartner

Serverless computing, AI, network agility, edge computing, the death of the data centre, new roles, SaaS denial, talent management and global infrastructure drive the Gartner top 10 infrastructure and operations trends for 2019.

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Seven existential threats to your organisation’s cyber defences in 2019

Hackers are getting smarter, meaning that businesses need to get smarter with cyber defences. Jumio\\\’s Labhesh Patel outlines seven threats

 

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The continuing rise of mobile edge computing, 5G and IoT security, hot topics for 2019

IoT a new cyber battleground, the rise of mobile edge computing and the arrival of 5G, Nick Offin from Toshiba gazes into his crystal ball with predictions for 2019

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Tech predictions from The Economist in 2019: Facial recognition to AI regulation

In this exclusive for Information Age, a team of editors from The Economist\’s World In 2019 provide tech predictions for 2019. Read here

 

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Online security predictions for 2019: From cryptojacking to MiTB attacks

Pedro Fortuna, CTO and founder of Jscrambler, provides his online security predictions for 2019 — can it get any worse? Read here

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We risk a digital crisis in 2019 akin to the 2008 banking crisis, warns data privacy lawyer

The 2019 digital crisis, data privacy charlatans and the good guys with an ethical approach: data privacy will diverge in 2019 says privacy lawyer.

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Taking stock of the turbulent tech markets. What to expect moving forward?

Nick Thurlow, NetApp managing director for UK & Ireland, discusses the state of tech stocks – and the impact of market turbulence on tech businesses. Read here

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Predictions for the telecoms industry in 2019

Colin Sempill, Managing Director at SSE Enterprise Telecoms explores his predictions for the telecoms industry in 2019. Read here

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Quantum Cryptography: The next-generation of secure data transmission

Quantum Cryptography will render much of today\\\’s encryption unsafe, Dr. Andrew Shields, Cambridge Research Laboratory of Toshiba Research Europe

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Predictions for 2019: Blockchain, AI and AR technology, Transitioning from unfamiliar entities into targeted solutions

Predictions for Blockchain, AR and VR technology: High in the sky aims have given way to clear, targeted goals and expectations

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Technology predictions for the banking sector in 2019

Don Bergal, chief marketing officer at Avoka, discusses his technology predictions for the banking sector in 2019. Read here

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What does 2019 hold when it comes to public sector technology?

Leighton James, CTO of UKCloud, discusses his 2019 predictions for public sector technology. What will the new year bring? Read here

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