Tech Musings

MNOs vs OTTs: A shootout at ‘mobile Corral’ [Part 2]

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A Japanese executive texting at a subway station in Kobe.

Last week, I wrote about how I find great irony in the fact mobile network operators (MNOs) such as the Vodafones, Oranges and SingTels of the world are today asking Internet-based over-the-top (OTT) players such as the Facebooks and Googles of the world to begin paying for what they use on top of what the former companies provide as basic broadband to their customers.
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Startups power the new economy

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Last week, I was the guest of Deutsche Messe AG, the organiser of the famed CeBIT exhibition. For those of you younger ones, who may not be familiar with CeBIT, IT stands for ‘Centrum der Büroautomation und Informationstechnologie und Telekommunikation or in English ‘Centre of Office Automation and Information Technology and Telecommunication.’

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