GRAPHENE: The ‘Wonderstuff’ Set To Transmogrify MedTech

By Paul Quigley

Nestling unassumingly on an anonymous side-street off the main thoroughfare in the heart of Manchester’s academic district is where it happened. Continue reading

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WEAR NEXT?: Wearable Technology In Health & Medicine

By PAUL QUIGLEY

It is often said that necessity is the mother of invention. when it comes to med tech for healthcare, imagination is clearly the mother of innovation. This has never been more true than today, as innovation in all forms of technology is tethered with rapid advances in computing power, big data’, wireless and the cloud. Low-cost manufacturing and shorter product leadtimes and software development cycles has also shrunk the time it takes for new tech products to move from drawing board to inventory. So the possibilities for medtech applications seem endless. Continue reading

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QUAD-SQUAD: NEW TELCO CREDO SPARKS ACQUISITIVE CONSOLIDATION STRATEGY

By Paul Quigley

In the wake of BT’s recent moves to acquire EE, followed by Hutchison Whampoa’s Three UK now set to acquire Telefonica O2, the established telecoms apple-cart is well and truly being up-ended as a raft of consolidation, retrenchment and ‘must-have’ anti-dumb pipe ‘quad-play’ offerings appear set for the British telecoms market. But what is most likely to happen and what will the market look like by the end of the year? Paul Quigley reports. Continue reading

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MVNOs: Quo Vadis? The Future Role Post- ‘Quad-Play’

The future role of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) in the fast-changing marketplace has come under close scrutiny in the light of the prospective major telecoms acquisitions in the quad-play gold rush. Ever since the MVNO business model came into being over a decade ago, with brands such as Tesco, Easy, Virgin, Sky and others jostling for market position in the nascent consumer market, with MNOs eager to please by selling spare capacity to MVNOs piggy-backing on their costly infrastructure. Does the future still look just as bright for MVNOs today? Continue reading

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GRC: After The Gold Rush, Where Next?

What is being done to help restore confidence in corporate reporting and governance and to avoid future attempts to mislead stakeholders by bolstering systems and process controls? FSN Contributing Editor Paul Quigley reports.

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The Big Push: Telco Business Intelligence Probes Big Data

For telcos, data mining and data warehousing have been mainstays of their business operations, intelligence and marketing for years. With the arrival of big data, operators’ business objectives are set to move into overdrive. But is the gap between the perceived benefits of big data and the reality that operators are experiencing also getting bigger? Paul Quigley finds out.

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Connected Cars: Driving Down The Next Information Superhighway

In straitened times, the nascent ‘connected car’ market opportunity could represent a significant ‘get-out-of-jail-free’ card for telcos hungry for monetization as the billable minutes business becomes increasingly challenging. Paul Quigley tales a look at how telcos can pull away from the ‘dumb pipe’ paradigm and speed off into the sunset.

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