4G Evolution and Managed Services
More than ever before, service provider sustainability is being threatened by factors beyond their direct control. A combination of smart devices, multimedia applications, unprecedented demand for bandwidth, higher expectations for flexibility and reliability and competition from new players are creating new challenges to existing business models. To meet this ever-increasing business complexity service providers will need to evolve to 4G networks.
This webinar produced by telecoms.com in association with Alcatel-Lucent will address:
• The many approaches for transformation to 4G or an all-IP architecture • Determining the right strategy to effectively capitalize on increasing demands and capturing new opportunities
• The proper execution of a managed services strategy as the critical component to being successful
This webinar is targeted at communication service providers and addresses how this challenging environment presents an ideal opportunity for service providers to explore alternative business models to maximize the investments and potential benefits that 4G offers. One key strategic approach in meeting this challenge is the effective use of managed services and outsourcing business models as a component of addressing this business transformation.
Andreas Herzog, President – Managed Services Division, Alcatel-Lucent
As President of the Managed Services Business Division, Andreas Herzog oversees and directs all programs and operations related to creating and defining strategic outsourcing and managed services relationships with Service Providers and Enterprises. Alcatel-Lucent grew this business since 2007 much faster than the related market developed. Today Managed Services constitutes a key component of Alcatel-Lucent’s end-to-end business transformation solutions. Currently Alcatel Lucent runs about 100 Managed Services contracts serving more than 200 million subscribers worldwide.
Previously Andreas Herzog was Vice President Network Operations and Outsourcing, leading a business unit of Network Operations Division with worldwide responsibility for network operations and outsourcing projects before and after the merger between Alcatel and Lucent.
Andreas generated hands-on experience in Services and Managed Services as General Manager for the Services division in Alcatel Austria (until 2004), where he developed the service offering from a small market position of Alcatel to become #1 on the telecom network services market in Austria and as Chief Technical Officer of the only European fixed network operator owned by Alcatel, United Telecom Investment in Hungary (1993-1997).
Andreas received a Master of Computer-Science from Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria.
James Middleton, Managing Editor, telecoms.com
James Middleton is managing editor of telecoms.com. He has over ten years experience of writing and reporting on the telecoms and tech sectors and has been running industry focused websites for much of that time.Tags; Alcatel-Lucent, Archive, managed services, telecoms.com