Liberty Global's MD and Group CIO Veenod Kurup on How the 'Connectivity-Content' Relationship is Redefining the Telecommunications Industry

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At the recently concluded TMForum’s Digital Transformation Asia which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Tara Neal, Executive Editor of The Fast Mode spoke to Veenod Kurup, Managing Director and the Group Chief Information Officer of Liberty Global.

Liberty Global, a multinational telecommunications company with headquarters in London, Amsterdam and Denver is the largest broadband internet service provider outside the US.

Among the topics discussed during the interview include the role of content, especially rich content, in redefining the telecom business, for both mobile and fixed/cable operators. While connectivity remains king and while companies like Liberty Global take pride in their ability to provide ultrafast broadband connectivity to millions of homes across the globe, content bundling including content offered as part of telco’s triple-play/quad-play services are shaping up the revenue strategies of many service providers. The content space, especially rich video content, undoubtedly remains as one of the areas within the telco market that is expected to claim the biggest share in terms of service innovation given the proliferation of content on IP networks, its democratization, the advent of 4K/8K video and the fact that most content is now multi-screen. Veenod provides some great insights on the evolving strategies on the part of fixed/cable network operators with regards to both connectivity and content, how WiFi plays a critical role in bridging the gap between great content/connectivity and the consumer's actual experience and shares on some of the technological enhancements expected in the fixed/cable network space.

Watch the video below for the full interview.

Executive Editor of The Fast Mode | 5G | IoT/M2M | Telecom Strategy | Mobile Data Innovations 

Tara Neal covers stories on strategies and initiatives in the Digital Telco space, and anchors the 5G and IoT/M2M verticals on the publication. Tara holds a First Class Honours in BSc Accounting and Finance from The London School of Economics, UK and is a CFA charterholder from the CFA Institute, United States. Tara has over 20 years experience in technology and business strategy.

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