Visiting a recycling station recently, I was reminded of just how quickly technology moves on. I saw a mountain of CRT televisions, ready to be melted down. It wasn’t long ago these were state-of-the art. Now they were on the scrap heap.
Our industry is extreme in this respect. What is cutting-edge one year can be obsolete by the next. Meeting constantly increasing end user demands requires constant innovation. That’s why we at TSIC put so much emphasis on it. From delivering the world’s first terabit transmission, to becoming the first carrier with 100G-enabled networks in both Europe and North America, we keep innovating so our customers can stay ahead of demand.
Innovation is the theme of the month. As well as spreading the news about our continuing North American network expansion, we will also be flying the flag for the TeliaSonera Group at International Telecoms Week (ITW) in Chicago. It promises to be an action packed trip, meeting customers and staff in Washington and NY before heading for ITW which is one of the biggest events in the telecoms calendar.
We are proud to be co-sponsoring the ITW keynote speech that will be delivered by one of our industry’s great innovators; Tim Berners Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web. Later in the week, I will be taking part in a panel entitled “Innovation beyond connectivity”. Being chosen to be part of this panel is recognition of the role we play as innovators in our industry. Not wanting to disappoint, I will be taking the opportunity to announce our latest innovation. I can’t tell you what it is yet, but I can tell you it’s something big. So stay tuned to find out more.