Michel Combes (incoming CEO, T-Mobile) on their network aspirations:
"We intend within four to five years to reach 450Mbps average speed per subscriber"
Magna (research firm) on US TV advertising decline:
"national ad sales fell 2.2% in 2017 and are forecast to decline at least 2% annually through to 2022"
Ralph Heim (VP Sonic Drive-In) on TV ad targeting:
"they're trying to create a more premium advertising experience for advertisers, and they're hoping that people will pay more, even though the audience is smaller"
Remy Merckx (VP, Radisson Hotels):
"If something isn't working, change it. If Facebook can't deliver any more returns (for Radisson) then we will spend on other platforms"
Ted Sarandos (Chief Content Officer, Netflix):
"85% of the company's total spending is going to new shows and movies"
Andrew Haussegger (MD, Green Hat) on B2B social marketing:
"There's a content shock out there; too much content"
informitv Multiscreen Index:
"the leading ten US TV service providers lost over 200,000 subscribers between them in the first quarter of 2018"
Ibrahim Gedeon (CTO, Telus) on progress of cost reduction by NFV:
"We've dropped the price of hardware to a seventh but if you are adding to the price of software licenses you are not where you need to be"
Ed Morche (CenturyLink):
"SD-WAN is an area of major growth, 45% in the first quarter — most of its enterprise companies aren't abandoning MPLS-based virtual private networks for software-defined WANs, but they are combining the two"
American Medical Association:
"About $140bln is lost every year in the U.S. healthcare system thanks to inefficient management of basic internal operations"
NTT, announcing Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM) multiplexing:
"the possibility of applying this principle to large-capacity wireless transmission at a level about 100 times that of LTE and Wi-Fi and about 5 times that of 5G scheduled for launch"
Bill De Blasio (Mayor NYC) announcing a task force on algorithms:
"It will develop a process to determine whether the automated systems are "fair," "equitable," and "accountable." It will also identify ways the algorithms' decision-making can be made more transparent"
"'chatbots' will handle 60% of customer contacts by the 2021 fiscal year, up from just 1% today"