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10 Questions Answered on the Value of a Full-service Connected Device Platform (CDP) 7/25/2016 - We all know that we live in what will be an always on and all ways connected world. We long ago passed the days when there were more people connected to devices. Now, thanks to the criticality in our personal and professional live of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its closely related machine-to-machine (M2M) devices, the information they generated and the useful services they enable, we are looking at billions of network connected devices in the very near future.
Bundling Services and Connected Devices to Acquire and Retain Customers 7/19/2016 - Next up on the continuing more granular look from the series of reports associated with the recently published Nokia 2016 Acquisition and Retention Study is the report, Value-added, bundled services and connected devices. It is now available for download following our previous look at the criteria customers are using to choose a mobile operator.
Smart Network Planning and Optimization (NPO) as Path to Competitive Success 7/19/2016 - In the recently released report Choosing a Mobile Operator, part of the landmark Nokia 2016 Acquisition and Retention Study, "Best Network Quality" ranked right behind "Best Prices" as the reasons why customers choose one network service provider over another. This raises an interesting challenge as mobile operators and their solutions providers look to the fast-approaching 5G future, "How can mobile operators assure that the network quality is where it needs to be to in order to provide truly differentiated value-added and compelling services?"
Nokia and Samsung Expand Intellectual Property Cross Licensing 7/13/2016 - As everyone in the information and communications technology (ICT) business is aware, the monetization of intellectual property (IP) is crucial to success. And, as recent headlines have proven time and again, what is at stake can run into the billions of dollars and has been the source of extensive contention and litigation. For this reason, when companies agree to cooperate rather than, as the famous phrase from the Godfather movie, "go to the mattresses," it is welcome news.