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Focus on consolidation

01 April 2006

The March-April issue of Global Telecoms Business is the biggest we've done for years. Five C-level executives are on the cover — clockwise from the top, Saad Al Barrak, CEO of MTC; Kris Rinne, CTO of Cingular Wireless; Peter Erskine, CEO of O2; Boris Nemsic, CEO of Mobilkom Austria and CEO-designate of Telekom Austria; and John Killian, CEO of Verizon Business.

The March-April issue of Global Telecoms Business is the biggest we've done for years.

Five C-level executives are on the cover — clockwise from the top,

Click on the links to go to the interviews directly.

But they're only five of the C-level executives who feature in this issue. Click on the other links in this issue for

And the March-April issue also has the following features

  • Revolution or Evolution The business of transforming the access network has become increasingly vital. It is being radically transformed by new technology and automated, software-based processing methods
    (Co-sponsored feature: Evolved Networks)
  • End-customers demand more from mobile services The Tellabs IntegratedMobile solution advances your network from 2G to 3G and beyond
    (Co-sponsored feature: Tellabs)

The March-April issue contains two special supplements:

  • The CEO and CFO Guide to Networks in the 21st Century and
  • the CEO and CFO Guide to OSS


CEO and CFO Guide to Networks in the 21st Century

Helping operators juggle consolidation and convergence
As operators are being pressured to develop new services, they are still consolidating, but can't invest in data centre facilities.
(Co-sponsored feature: Sun Microsystems)

Efficient evolution to all-IP
Operators ned to migrate from circuit-switched to all-IP networks, and to develop businesses that make the best of the transition.
(Co-sponsored feature: Ericsson)

Intelligent ethernet services
It is critical that carriers move from early adopters into the mass market.
(Co-sponsored feature: ADVA Optical)

The hostess with the mostest
A new breed of mobile infrastructure providers are emerging to host the back office functions of MVNOs


CEO and CFO Guide to OSS

Time for a rethink
Operators need a more automated, more integrated back office, writes Keith Willetts in his foreword to our supplement

Back in the driver's seat
A simple software choice for OSS can give telecoms operators more control of their destiny, and opens up technology options.
(Co-sponsored feature: Sun Microsystems)

Network management: go forth and simplify
It's time to get management systems working together as one and contributing to revenue and profit.
(Co-sponsored feature: Ericsson)

OSS consolidation needed at BT
The 'innovation continuum' that BT says is necessary for its new wave revenue growth is being supported by CIO Al-Noor Ramji's OneIT project

Boosting roaming usage and revenue
Mobile operators recognise that QoS needs constant effort — but there are more challenges when roaming agreements are involved.
(Co-sponsored feature: Datamat)

Expanding capabilities in new generation networks
Operators can no longer afford the burden of having in-house teams develop their own OSS. Off-the-shelf packages can meet their needs.
(Co-sponsored feature: IBM)

Consolidation or diversification
It's not only giant operators that are merging or being taken over. The fever has reached the OSS and BSS business, but here it's a more complex picture

Competition and convergence highlight the need for NGN OSS
How service providers can use their OSS to help them increase their business agility.
(Co-sponsored feature: Evolving Systems)

Putting carriers back in charge
Open standard for next generation OSS and BSS will deliver surprising benefits. The TeleManagement Forum is taking the initiative

It's the service layer, stupid
The industry might be about to make some of its boom and bust mistakes all over again

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