Service agility through service innovation – Unpacking OSS/BSS

As featured in Telecom Ramblings

Framing the situation

Competition amongst communications solutions providers (CSPs) continues to heat up as enterprises and individuals become increasingly dependent upon their connectivity. With an increasingly complex set of services, CSPs continue to spend billions …

Charlie Reed

Why SDN will be at the Centre of African Telecoms Infrastructure Development

As featured in Developing Telecoms

By Charlie Reed and Arsene Baliki

Over the past decade, the use of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) has grown rapidly in Africa, with Africans using mobile phones, the Internet and email for both work …

Aaron Blazar

Making the small cell economics work

As featured in RCR Wireless

Crown Castle has acquired three metro fiber operators in the past eight months. Its first deal was viewed at first as a one-off to fill a network density need. But after the April 30 announcement …

Charlie Reed

Is it cheaper to build or buy a fiber network? It depends.

In the last week, we have seen ~$3B of transaction value between the Crown Castle/Sunesys and Lightower/Fibertech transactions at multiples as high as ~15x (EV/EBITDA).  These are some of the highest multiples the industry has seen in recent history, sparking …

M2M within the Healthcare Sector

New possibilities and application areas have been generated through wireless communication technologies within healthcare information technology (HCIT).  The Healthcare industry’s M2M adoption (aka telehealth) is the hybrid use of medical devices and communication technology to monitor patient status, symptoms, treatment …

Aaron Blazar

C-RAN generating new business opportunities

As featured in RCRWireless

Wireless operators in today’s market face increasing pressure on the top line as price competition continues to ramp up. At the same time, network performance expectations among consumers remain high as usage continues to grow, leaving …

Charlie Reed

Trends in Optical Transport

As featured in Jaymie Scotto & Associates

ATLANTIC-ACM Partner, Charlie Reed discusses trends in Optical Transport at a JSA TV C-level round table

Aaron Blazar

U.S. wireless infrastructure themes for 2015

As Featured in RCR Wireless

It is shaping up to be a very interesting 2015 in the world of wireless infrastructure. As operators and investors evaluate how to play their cards this year and beyond, there are several key areas …

Judy Reed Smith

Wholesales Trends: 10 for ‘15

As featured in Capacity Magazine

2015 will be a challenging year for wholesale carriers, as was 2014. Traditional services still supply most revenues but they are shrinking and how those services are sold, and to whom, is shifting. New services …

Charlie Reed

Top Business Telecom Networking Trends in 2015

As featured in Telecom Ramblings

Technology is redefining the core products and operations in almost every industry. The role of the CIO (or CTO or CDO, etc.) is becoming central to marketing, operations, product development, customer support, security, financial analysis, …