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The Coming Carrier Network Infrastructure - A Very Different Landscape New Partnerships, New Business Models for Tomorrow's Telcos

Both fixed and mobile telecom operators are facing new competitive challenges as they shift their focus from the network to developing retail business and content partnerships. Among the strategies they can adopt are: invest in fiber to the home in order to offer quadruple play services; converge their current and future customer offerings; and separate their network and service operations. In addition, the fierce competitive environment will drive increased merger and acquisition activity as well as the formation of partnerships between organizations that previously viewed themselves as separate entities - for example, fixed and wireless companies. To compete in this new environment, operators are rethinking their business models and are turning to outsourcing arrangements as a way to enhance their competitive positioning. Ownership of the network infrastructure is increasingly being viewed as outside their core business.


Andreas Herzog Vice-President Network Operations, Alcatel-Lucent Andreas Herzog heads the Carrier Network Operations Business Unit within Alcatel Lucent’s Network Operations Division. In this role, Andreas has the worldwide responsibility for network operation projects in the segment of telecom operators whereas outsourcing projects are a major part of it. Previous to his current role, Andreas had a similar function in Alcatel’s Integration and Services Division (2004-2006) after having served as General Manager for Integration and Services Division in Alcatel Austria (2000 – 2004). In this role Andreas developed the service offering from a small market position of Alcatel to become #1 on the telecom network services market in Austria contributing 50% to the business of Alcatel in this country in 2004.
06 May 2008
01 Jan 2007
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