Author: Kester Mann

E-SIM in iPhone Will Trigger Major Industry Changes

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is what will the impact be of Apple’s decision to launch an e-SIM-only iPhone? The question was the subject of an…

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Top 10 Telecom Stories of 2022

The telecom world has enjoyed another busy year and it’s now time for me to share my top stories of 2022. You can also read my previous reviews of 2021…

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Weak Phone Market Slows 5G Growth, But Future Remains Bright

A sluggish mobile phone market in 2022 is hitting the transition of telecom subscribers to 5G networks, but total 5G connections worldwide are still expected to grow 86% and reach…

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Industry Looks to 5G-Advanced as Network Deployments Ramp Up

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Barbara Pareglio, executive director for connectivity for aviation and drones at the GSMA, to discuss the development of 5G and what’s…

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Europe Should Be More Sympathetic to Telecom Merger Plans

Once again, the telecom industry is awash with talk about mergers and acquisitions. In Europe’s hypercompetitive markets, executives are plotting deals to combine operations to bolster scale and improve returns….

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Mobile Industry Goes Green in Face of Soaring Use

Recently, the GSMA hosted a webinar titled How to Build an Energy-Efficient Wireless Network. The event coincided with a new report from the GSMA, A Blueprint for Green Networks. One…

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Predictions Event Highlights: Interview with Marc Allera, EE

For this year’s Predictions for 2023 and Beyond event, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer division. We discussed some of CCS Insight’s…

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UK Operators Take Fresh Approach to Small Businesses

Earlier this month, CCS Insight published a comprehensive review of UK operators’ strategies for small businesses. Clients can access the report here; non-clients can contact us for how to obtain…

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Appreciating Bad Debt Recovery

Telecom operators face many challenges. Among the clearest are falling average spending by customers, shifting subscribers away from older infrastructure, rising energy costs, the lack of supplier diversity and hypercompetitive…

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European Operators’ Dubious Attempt to Make Big Tech Pay

Last month, the telecom industry issued another plea for large technology companies to contribute to the cost of deploying the networks that underpin their services. A joint statement from two…

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