Reflections on Mobile World Congress 2017

by Keith Brody Mar 31, 2017

A month after the doors closed on MWC 2017, initial impressions having bedded in, seems a reasonable amount of time to have taken reflect upon the state on the telecoms nation in the wake of the industry’s annual benchmark event.

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Blog MWC. Experience-Based Charging 

by Keith Brody Mar 01, 2017

In my errant professional youth, which is to say early in my career, I spent some years as a circulation director in the magazine industry, back in the days when the news came printed on paper and publications were sent by mail to subscribers. Every Monday, the logistics business apparently being as nascent as the publishing one (at least in comparison to where we are now), we would brace ourselves for the inevitable volley of complaints from unhappy readers who hadn’t received their weekly digest in the post. You’d be surprised how upset many of them got.

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Blog MWC Day 1, part 2

by Keith Brody Feb 28, 2017

In the last blog, the first from Mobile World Congress, I outlined the exercise of creating a new taxonomy for telco infrastructure (BSS and OSS, or otherwise) and our thoughts on the subject. This, perhaps predictably, led into the question of who would supply the various components in the taxonomy and how would they do it.

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The Next Element – Mobile World Congress Day One

by Keith Brody Feb 27, 2017

Commercial life is a quest for repeat business and Mobile World Congress is nothing if not that. As Day 1 of the world’s largest telco gathering starts, for those of us in attendance there’s that lingering sense of déjà vu all over again! This year’s telco-fest is presented under the banner “The Next Element” to which, at DigitalRoute, we might add “…only represents progress if it can communicate with the one that came before it”. This observation might be cynical were the truth of it not so often taken for granted and the reality thus so often problematic.

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Big Data and Football. No, Seriously

by Keith Brody Feb 24, 2017

Mid-February and the onset of Mobile World Congress once again finds me struggling to incorporate some sort of football angle into a blog about data integration. Think of it as my annual homage to Barcelona, or something like that.

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SAP BDI: Revving up the Big Data Opportunities

by Keith Brody Mar 24, 2016

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Mobile World Congress 2016 - Reflections

by Keith Brody Mar 16, 2016

Looking Back on Barcelona 2016

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Toward Barcelona: More Messi But Less Messy

by Keith Brody Feb 19, 2016

In the last blog, written as those of us in telco head towards Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, I drew parallells between Barcelona’s football team and issues in data integration (no small feat, some have said!)  Continuing on that theme but broadening it somewhat, I think there’s another football metaphor that explains the role of data integration in telco rather well.

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Towards Barcelona: Lionel Messi meets NFV

by Keith Brody Feb 17, 2016

As if Mobile World Congress weren’t reason enough to focus on Barcelona, I found myself spending yesterday evening idly watching the city’s (very good) football team strut its stuff on the television. I don’t think I’m sticking my neck out in saying they’re the best in the world by a rather comfortable distance. Anyway, I thought their performance last night was somewhat analgous to that of our communications industry which, on the eve of MWC, seems an appropriate comparison.

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