Finally- convergence for the user!!

Ever since I have been involved in telecom (i.e.1986) I have heard the message of convergence and how it will impact the lives of users being sung over and over again. Whether it be discussed vis a vis ISDN, ATM, Internet, Mobile, triple play, quad play, I have always been waiting to see it finally Read More

Are vendors now “telcos”?

I was reading the recent Gartner report entitled “Telecom New Zealand Pioneers a new kind of Carrier-Vendor Business Model”. It discussed how TNZ decided that given it being a relatively small carrier, that it will focus on customer related services (value added services) and be reliant instead on only one vendor. One vendor has been Read More

ITU 13th subregional meeting, Myanmar, October 2006

The ITU and the government of Myanmar, successfully ran and hosted the 13th subregional meeting for Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam (CMLV). Topics of discussion focused on Advanced wireless technologies and Internet Governance. Presenters included NTT Japan, Mr Alexander Ntoko, Head of e-strategies at ITU, and myself as the external expert hired as an ITU Read More