SVIAZ / Expo Comm: From Russia with Love

Posted: May 8th, 2012 | Author: Leila Heijola | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Next week, Comptel will be attending SVIAZ / Expo Comm in Moscow, Russia. For over 30 years, this event has been an excellent place for telecom industry professionals to network, promote technology and exchange information. This year, it has attracted more than 600 exhibiting companies from 26 nations and will likely see about 35,000 attendees. We are very excited to be taking part in such a significant conference, and to bring our “Making Data Beautiful” message to those in Russia, CIS and other areas of Eastern Europe (like we previously did around EurasiaCom in Turkey).

Russia, the world’s largest country by territory—stretching from Europe to the North Pacific Ocean—and the continent’s largest telecom market, will continue to be a key growth area for information and communications technology (ICT) products and services. This is especially due to the number of mobile subscribers having quickly surpassed 240 million, and the demand for data, driven by 3G and LTE connectivity, continuing to take hold.

Russia has generated long-term business prospects for Comptel since the company opened an office there in 2007, and we are constantly looking for opportunities to increase our footprint and get closer to customers and partners in the region. We hope that you’ll visit Comptel’s booth (#83D06) to ‘co’nverse on increasing customer engagement through service fulfillment, predictive analytics and policy control and charging, among other OSS products, and capitalising on the business opportunities available to communications service providers across Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe.

We are look forward to seeing you at SVIAZ / Expo Comm in Moscow!

Keeping a Finger on the Telco Pulse of Eurasia

Posted: March 24th, 2011 | Author: Leila Heijola | Filed under: Events, Telecom Trends | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Russia, Turkey and all of Eurasia have great potential for growth, especially in the area of mobile broadband. In general, mobile penetration is significantly lower here than in Western European markets. Since fixed networks are often less developed in these countries, they are depending more heavily on mobile networks. As a result, mobile broadband has the potential to surpass fixed broadband as soon as this year,  and CSPs in the region are looking for solutions for convergence, new revenue streams from value-added services and how to adopt LTE.

One interesting Eurasia telco fact to note: the markets of Central Asia and the Caspian region are often lumped together as “the stans”; however, there is a striking difference between these countries. According to the CIA World Factbook, mobile phone penetration in Kazakhstan is as high as 96 percent, while in Turkmenistan, it is only about 40 percent.

The exciting opportunities in this region have not gone unnoticed. In fact, as a result, Comptel has integrated a new operating structure and divided our European business into two areas, Europe West and Europe East. This move will allow us to focus our efforts on new growth areas, especially in Eurasia, while actively maintaining large customer accounts in Western Europe.

To further immerse us into the Eurasia market, we will be attending this year’s EurasiaCom, Eurasia’s only commercially focused telecoms event, in Istanbul, Turkey on March 29-30. Comptel is looking forward to being a part of this changing environment, as well as learning from and sharing ideas with other leaders in the industry at this year’s EurasiaCom. Will you be attending?