“Telecoms Industry Full Of Ins And Outs”
In the October 21 edition of The National (UAE), Booz & Company Principal Hilal Halaoui said that mobile operators are looking beyond handsets and phone calls, seeking to leverage their current position to become major players in the IT services business. “Companies have realized that they have a wealth of content and applications, so they have moved into the mobile space because of the opportunity,” Halaoui said. “On a mobile you can have Facebook, voice-over IP and applications. It is seamless, and it’s ubiquitous.” Many technology companies are working around the clock to establish themselves with almost 2.5 billion mobile users worldwide.