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Communications

Adopt a Unified Approach to Enhance Your Cable Network Performance— Optimize Network Infrastructure and Reduce Costs

The cable industry is growing at a rapid clip across various segments, including broadband internet service providers, telephone network operators, communication equipment manufacturers, etc. In 2015, triple and quadruple-play offers of broadband Internet, telephony, and TV helped drive a solid growth rate of 6.2% in the USA and 7.1% across the European cable industry. Over the past few years, cable television a broadband has emerged as the pivotal source of revenue, accounting for 50% of the €22.9 billion profit while the internet accounted for 31% of the industry’s income in the European market. Competitive boundaries are shifting as demand for…

By Kiran Solipuram | February 23rd, 2017

Communications

The State of the American Communications Industry

With more than 250 million mobile users and growing, the American telecommunications market is on the way up. The industry has experienced major investment activity in fiber deployments, HFC technology upgrades, and mobile broadband networks to respond to the increasing expectations of subscribers. The telecom sector has found itself at the epicenter of growth, innovation, and disruption in most areas of industry and consumer activity. Mobile devices and connectivity are increasingly enmeshed in the fabric of today’s world and are driving the momentum behind video streaming, mPayment, and the internet of things (IoT). The connected states A recent Deloitte survey[1]…

By Chuck Roming | February 17th, 2017

Communications

Why a Plan-Build-Operate Model Is Crucial to Reaching Your Infrastructure Goals

For decades, IT infrastructures have been organised into multi-layered towers, controlled by siloed teams working alongside partners to deploy service offerings and operations. However, as enterprises enter new waters and partners demand better experiences for their customers, larger service providers with sophisticated infrastructures are transforming their processes and structures to improve performance, cut down costs and prepare themselves for next-generation networks. The aim of the plan-build-operate model is to separate the 'plan' functions such as business relationship management and business analysis from the 'build' activity, which includes architecture, engineering and development of applications, while 'operate' functions (service desk, support and…

By Piyush Tandon | February 16th, 2017

Communications

Swisscom: Preparing for the New Europe

The European telecoms market is suffering from depleting revenue streams, skyrocketing demands for faster internet services, political setbacks and regional fragmentation barriers. In the midst of these challenges, leading European telco Swisscom is spearheading the charge toward overcoming these obstacles and fast-tracking Europe into the digital revolution. Here we look at Swisscom's strategic actions to move past the highly competitive, strictly governed environment to provide customers with the experiences they deserve. Headquartered at Ittigen near Bern, Swisscom provides state-of-the-art telecommunications, digital and IT services to its native Switzerland, as well as high-speed broadband services to Italy through a subsidiary provider…

By Nathan Sawicki | February 16th, 2017

Utilities

GIS Technology, EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) Contractors and Operational Efficiency

Operational bottleneck for EPCs In industries such as mining, infrastructure, resources and energy, it is a relatively common practice to engage EPC contractors to handle engineering, procurement, and construction activities together for one project. This creates one comprehensive end-to-end process and provides a seamless experience for the client. However, it also often creates a situation where the EPC contractor is strapped for time and operational bottlenecks. This is where GIS technologies step in. EPCs play a major role in SmartCity planning and development. GIS complements EPC companies in building of Smart city infrastructure to enable various smart facilities like roads,…

By Sai Boppudi | February 6th, 2017

Communications

Supporting the next generation seeking an ‘energy breakthrough’

For a global company like Cyient, it’s easy to be drawn into the macro trends that are shaping our society as a whole. The importance of training our young people in the areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) has being spoken of ad nausea. Through Cyient’s support of the RACV Energy Breakthrough - an annual schools event held in Maryborough in Victoria, Australia - we’re supporting the next generation in their efforts to push the boundaries in science, technology and engineering in a way that is hands-on and importantly, fun. Asking questions, seeking answers “We’re delighted to have…

By Nathan Sawicki | December 21st, 2016

Communications

Smart cities can help enhance lifestyles; but are we ready with the infrastructure?

The digital world has helped us accept the concept of smart cities, and the Telecommunication service providers have played a significant role in supporting these ideas. But are these traditional service providers ready and adequately prepared to take up these projects? Significance of Smart Cities If we look at the stats, the urban population is heading towards 70% by 2050. Smart cities can play a significant role in improving the quality of urban life by providing better access to basic amenities like water, power, transport, health, and communications. What makes a city smarter? It is connectivity - faster, easier, and…

By Ramakanth Gangisetti | December 7th, 2016

Communications

How can CSPs transform the Mobile Backhaul Networks to include business efficiency?

The communications sector is synonymous with innovation and customer experience. This industry drives innovations that other industries latch on to. The Connected World or the Internet of Things are such innovations that are driving momentum across multiple sectors. It will be an understatement to say that Communication industry lives in a very disruptive environment. So what drives this industry to be the epicenter of redefining businesses? Why does this industry take technological leaps every third or fourth year and disrupt multiple areas?  The deeper we delve, the more it becomes apparent that it is due to what lies at the…

By Faisal Usmani | December 5th, 2016

Communications

The young and interconnected market of Africa: Challenges, threats, and opportunities

If you're wondering why Africa has been a constant topic of conversation in the communications industry over the past few years, there are many reasons for that. Here are some; despite political unrest and weak economic growth in the past, the ownership of smartphones is evolving at a breakneck speed and consumers are rapidly increasing their use of mobile applications. On the other side of the fence, telecom operators in Africa are responding to consumption behaviors with the rapid deployment of 3G networks and expansion of LTE technology. Young population, new technology Africa has a predominantly young and innovative population,…

By Nathan Sawicki | November 30th, 2016

Communications

Transformers: How telecoms are moving into service assurance

Traditional legacy systems have created challenges for today's telecom companies. They hinder them from gaining full visibility and control over faults, costs, revenue opportunities, and most importantly the customer experience. What does a modern network operator need to implement to move past these challenges? The IT systems of the past decades were never designed to deal with the complex and demanding task of effectively managing the rapidly evolving networks we have now, let alone into the future. With infrastructure changes, diverse applications and services added over time, legacy systems often end up as a fragmented patchwork requiring heavy customization and…

By Mitch Miller | November 30th, 2016

Communications

When everything is media: The mega-revenue drivers for telecom companies in the smart era

While the current environment may seem bleak for telecom operators, opportunities are waiting at the doorstep for the smart communications providers willing to invest in new industries, audiences, and technologies. Communications service providers' (CSPs) revenue streams have drastically slowed down due to the declining use of traditional voice services and phenomenal growth of free communication platforms like WhatsApp and Skype. However, some alternative revenue opportunities have become available to forward-thinking telecom companies willing to welcome the new era of communications. The key revenue opportunities for telecoms lie in data monetization, B2B industries, and the rapid growth of mobile in emerging…

By Piyush Tandon | November 30th, 2016

Communications

Three steps for preparing a successful IoT strategy

Behind all the buzzwords and wearables, many people fail to realize that it's not the devices that will control the future of IoT, but the users. The Internet of Things (IoT) is undeniably one of the hottest areas in the technology space. The technology, which promises a world of toothbrushes and garage doors being controlled by the internet, is close to reaching peak hype according to technology research firm, Gartner. There's a lot of speculation around the connectable devices that will flood the market during the next few years. However, one undeniable fact is that there will be a huge…

By Piyush Tandon | November 30th, 2016

Aerospace

Designing and Developing UAV applications

This is the second part of this article. You can read the first part here. As companies today, grasp the importance and significance of drones, they are seeking ways to leverage the opportunities this offers. To do so, the leaders in such enterprises need to understand the impact of such investment and prepare to manage the resulting changes in the dynamics between processes, people, and robots. In effect, they need to evaluate where to leverage and benefit from the use of UAVs in business process automation. So, how do companies looking to explore the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) space get…

By Dinakar Devireddy | November 2nd, 2016

Aerospace

The Changing Face of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones usually have negative connotations because of media’s reports of drone attacks in military operations. However, a less known fact is that UAVs offer a lot of commercial and consumer utility that far outweigh their use in defense tactics. A look at the recent media reports will substantiate this: drones are being increasingly used in agriculture, infrastructure, security, transport, media and entertainment, telecommunications, supply chain, mining, insurance, traffic monitoring, weather monitoring, search and rescue, environmental protection, firefighting, law enforcement, oil & gas, utilities, GIS, smart cities, aerial deliveries, etc. Every few days we see a…

By Dinakar Devireddy | October 18th, 2016

Community

Functional Coaches– a Leaf from Indian Cricket (Part 2)

This is the second part of this article. You can read the first one here. In the previous article, I talked about how business and support teams view each other's roles and the issues they face. I also briefly talked about my favorite example of Andrew Leipus and how he has transformed the Indian cricket team. What he did was nothing short of a miracle. He took a team that was lackadaisical about fitness and injury management and made them one of the world's leanest and meanest cricket team. Taking a leaf from Leipus’s (coach) style of supporting the cricket…

By Anand Parameswaran | September 19th, 2016

Community

Functional Coaches - a Leaf from Indian Cricket (Part 1)

In a career spanning more than 20 years, I’ve spent most of my time in Business roles. I have worked with many functional and transformational teams like QA, Recruitment, Key Account Planning, Employee Engagement, Knowledge Management, Marketing etc. on several initiatives. My relationships with these teams have always been cordial and we have supported each other to help the business team deliver better results. However, I’ve always found disconnect between intent and action on the ground. Over time, this disconnect between the teams only seemed to widen, to the extent that there was very little faith between the teams. The…

By Anand Parameswaran | September 1st, 2016

Community

Climate Change - What the Engineering Community Can Do

During the 1890s, urban population in cities like New York and London faced a rather unusual crisis called “the great horse manure crisis” caused due to horse-driven carriages. These cities were inundated each day with tons of manure from thousands of horses, causing foul smell and posing significant health hazards. The birth of modern cars in the early 20th century was celebrated not just as a transportation wonder, but also as a great invention providing relief from the horse manure crisis. Little did anyone know at that point that 100 years later emissions from cars would become one of the…

By Rajendra Velagapudi | May 28th, 2016

Utilities

New opportunities driven by the move from ‘Gold Plated’ to ‘Make Do with Less’

Energy prices in Australia have continued to rise to unprecedented levels over the last few years.  Consumers are up in arms and demanding relief from both state and federal governments. A subsequent government initiated Senate inquiry investigated the performance and management of electricity networks and in 2014 identified over investment (hence the term “gold plating”) as a key reason for the increases in electricity prices. All energy companies fall under the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).  AER regulates the revenue ceiling for the utilities, thereby defining the approved utility charges and influencing the final energy pricing for consumers. To its credit,…

By Steven T Fisher | April 14th, 2016

Communications

“Smart Cities” - Noise or Reality?

The word “Smart City” is one of the most frequently used terms that we read and listen to in events/forums/conferences etc. of any type that is related to Urbanization, Modernization, Computerization, or any other evolution that is happening in our society. It is one of the biggest buzz words across industry segments ranging from Health, Transport, Utilities, Manufacturing, Communications/Media & Technology, etc. both in developed and emerging economies. The question however that I have been hearing from many people & companies who are planning to venture into this area is “Is Smart Cities a noise or a reality?”.Before I even…

By Piyush Tandon | April 9th, 2016

Medical Devices

4 Reasons Why 3D Printing is the Future in HealthCare Systems

The medical technology industry has been a leader in the use of additive manufacturing (AM). Additive manufacturing offers multiple benefits for a wide range of markets. I thought it is about time someone took to the town-hall and declare the obvious. Especially when we are taking about body part replacements – orthopedic or otherwise. 3D Printing is revolutionizing Healthcare systems in a way unimaginable earlier. Here are those 4 big reasons: 1. Cost of a Surgery Will Go Down. Way Down!! Traditionally manufactured instruments are mostly standardized and therefore correspond to additional sterilization and repository costs. Despite customization, higher productivity…

By Ankur Agarwal | February 18th, 2016

Medical Devices

3D Printing a New Knee. Now possible!

Global Medical device manufacturers are more focused than ever on developing innovative orthopedic products for superior patient outcomes. Currently, most of conventional knee systems are designed to fit-one-size-for-all concept baring some which are designed for specific demographics population. Surgeons and patients face major challenges in such systems and have been demanding for better solution. Customized systems are progressively appealing to surgeons and patients because of the value addition they provide. Customized systems are manufactured on the rationale that every patient is special. They are designed decisively to ensure that the alignment is precise & customized for each patient leading to…

By Kuldeep Tyagi | January 11th, 2016

Medical Devices

Designing Medical Devices for Emerging Markets

By Brian Wyatt | October 3rd, 2016

Medical Devices

Finding New Product Value in Medical Devices Through Functional Analysis

By Kuldeep Tyagi | August 24th, 2016

Medical Devices

How Frugal Innovation is Revolutionizing Medical Technology

By Rajendra Velagapudi | April 24th, 2016

Communications

Net-Neutrality: Can we find a Balance to save it?

By Amitabh Sharma | April 13th, 2016

Aerospace

Man, Machine, Nature or Aliens? A Closer Look into Flight Disasters

By Rajendra Velagapudi | March 25th, 2016

Medical Devices

A Beautiful Life: How 3D Printing Got More than a Dog Running

By Kuldeep Tyagi | March 12th, 2016