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MDS Global Blog

Serving the underserved SME market in six steps

23 November 2018

In the UK, 99% of businesses are small or medium sized, meaning that they employ 0 – 249 people, and 96% are micro-businesses, employing 0 – 9 people [1]. Given its size, the SME market holds much...

Beyond Bitcoin: the potential for blockchain

20 November 2018

There are some areas of new technology in which the terminology seems to be more widely used than is actually understood. That seems to be the case with blockchain – a word that pops up with...

eSIM - What's the hold up?

07 November 2018

It has been more than 18 months since the GSMA released its eSIM specification, yet CSPs have made very little progress. In fact, the first significant rollout plan has come from an original...

The 5G revolution is finally here – but it needs proper business management

29 October 2018

Each successive generation of mobile technology has promised a revolution. In truth, the revolution has been more like evolution. Indeed, by dubbing the 4G networks LTE – or long-term evolution –...

New spending caps for post-paid customers: will they make or break your business?

27 September 2018

The past 18 months have been a regulation rollercoaster for the telecoms industry. The Digital Economy Act (DEA) received Royal Assent in April 2017 and many of its clauses are now law. Just two...

What does eSIM mean for your business?

16 July 2018

The humble SIM card has shrunk somewhat since its debut in the early 1990s. From the original, full format SIM, to the Mini SIM, to the Micro SIM and finally the Nano SIM, it may have reduced in...

Monetisation - the neglected element of IoT enablement

25 June 2018

As the Internet of Things expands and the world becomes more connected, CSPs are vying to provide IoT entrepreneurs with the IT stacks and platforms they need to deliver IoT applications quickly...

Forget pre-pay and post-pay: Pay-anytime is the future

16 April 2018

The global pre-paid market is huge, but fickle. It represents 77% [1] of the total market (although this figure is skewed by countries in the Caribbean and Latin America, in which it is closer to...

Your VNO could be the next digital disruptor

09 February 2018

Over the past few years, digital disruptors have transformed our world. Amazon has disrupted retail, Uber has disrupted transport and Airbnb has disrupted accommodation. New disruptors emerge each...

How to use mandatory pre-paid SIM card registration to your advantage

15 December 2017

The recent spate of terrorist attacks across France, Belgium and the UK has once again sparked discussion around the mandatory registration of pre-paid SIM cards. Registration is already mandatory...

Increase your profit with value-based pricing

24 October 2017

It is well documented that consumers are becoming increasingly reliant on connectivity. As a result, your customers may place a higher value on your services and be willing to pay more for them...

How analytical insight can revitalise your VNO

04 October 2017

How is your VNO doing? Is it at the top of its game, or is it just about getting by? Either way, there are savings to be made. 

The truth about roaming billshock

25 July 2017

The new EU roaming regulations (the Eurotariff) has created plenty of work for our marketing and PR folk. But, as the commentator industry competes to stamp their mark on the issue, interpreting...

Act now to protect your MVNO from the danger of Roam Like Home

07 June 2017

Roam Like home is almost upon us. We’ve all known about it, and bemoaned its arrival, for quite some time. Like new fake tan products and slimming aids, Roam Like Home is coming just in time for...

Six reasons why MVNOs need to go digital

05 May 2017

Talk to anyone in technology in a large organisation and they’re bound to tell you how they’re in the middle of their latest digital transformation initiative. Practically everyone’s on a “digital...

Mobile World Congress 2017

31 March 2017

We’ve all been back at our desks for a few weeks, so now is a good time to reflect on Mobile World Congress. With over 100,000 people attending the show, including most of the major players in...

Telecoms digital transformation: Look how far we’ve come!

31 January 2017

It used to be so simple: B2C and B2B and that was that. Neat. Little. Pockets. Then the millennium happened! Everything went blurry, even after the champagne hangovers had worn off. Consolidation...

The retail MVNO: 3 steps to customer loyalty

05 January 2017

Customer loyalty is dead. Or so we are told, with the cause of this demise often blamed on the almost endless choice consumers now face as a result of their constant connectivity. But is it really...