Should CSPs confine themselves to connectivity?

Dec 19, 2018

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Video Analysis

The Great Telco Debate brings together some of the world's leading thinkers and players in the telecoms ecosystem to debate the challenges and opportunities facing the telcos, suppliers, regulators and other interested parties. We asked speakers at the event whether or not communications service providers should confine themselves to connectivity?

CSPs have tried to venture into other markets in the past, with varying degrees of success. Has that diversification ship now sailed? Should they restrict themselves to providing the best quality connectivity possible? Or should they continue to leverage their network assets to build new services and businesses? Will there be sufficient revenue in future connectivity, or should they use the growth in connectivity to launch new services?

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  • Martin Taylor, Chief Technical Officer, Metaswitch
  • Mirko Voltolini, Global Head of Network On Demand, Colt
  • Darrell Jordan-Smith, Vice President, Global ICT Sales, Red Hat
  • Mike van den Bergh, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, PCCW Global
  • Howard Watson, CTIO, BT Group
  • Phil Skipper, Head of M2M Business Development, Vodafone

Filmed at The Great Telco Debate, London, November 2018

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