Consultant – Strategy & Analytics

Cartesian is seeking great analytical thinkers and problem solvers to join our talented team of strategy consultants. Our strategy consulting team works with clients on engagements that drive value and growth within the communications, media, and technology sectors.

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Navigating the Cybersecurity Landscape: Trends & Threats

More than ever, cybersecurity is paramount as our lives become increasingly intertwined with the online world. As businesses, too, continue to embrace the digital sphere, the importance of safeguarding sensitive information and critical infrastructure against malicious actors has become essential. This Insight delves into the evolving landscape of cyber threats affecting both individuals and organizations. From sophisticated phishing schemes to state-sponsored hacking, it explores current threats and future trends, such as AI defenses and blockchain integration. Whether you’re new to digital technology or a seasoned professional, this Insight provides valuable ways to bolster your cyber defenses.

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Is Content Piracy Inevitable?

Our report “Video Streaming Services: Is Content Leakage an Inevitable Fate?” discusses the widespread misconceptions about the effort required to prevent content piracy and the many solutions that have significant potential for improving the security of online streaming platforms and making these attacks either impossible or significantly more difficult to execute.

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Making Migration Work

Migrations are too often relegated to the end of a transformation project; they are considered an expectation and just another necessary step, rather than being seen as core to the program itself. For too many organizations, the deployment of the shiny new platform is cause for celebration, but without a completed and thorough migration, it’s hollow victory. Making sure a transformation has the migration at its heart drives success; when a migration requires – at a minimum – deep systems, process, people, legal, regulatory and data skills, it is usually harder than it looks.

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Senior Business Analyst – Strategy & Analytics

Cartesian is seeking great analytical thinkers and problem solvers to join our talented team of strategy consultants. Our strategy consulting team works with clients on engagements that drive value and growth within the communications, media, and technology sectors.

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Service Design – Establishing the Process Neural Network

Ever wonder about the connection between Service Design and neural networks? Here in Part 1 of this Insight we cover the basics of Service Design and how it helps business stakeholders understand the strategic vision of the current and future states of a product or service. In Part 2, we dive into the details and challenges an organization might face in creating a Service Design.

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Getting Pricing Right

The perfect storm of runaway inflation, tightening household spending and the post pandemic hangover of slow growth into recession has Telcos taking careful steps at pricing strategies to counter it. As with any such programs that have a direct impact on profit lines, market share, customer loyalty and churn, the remedy can be worse than the disease, and so a very careful, customer-centric analysis is the order of the day.

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Broadband Infrastructure Playbook Updated

Cartesian – July 12, 2022 – The Broadband Infrastructure Playbook has been updated with content from the NTIA NOFO. The Playbook is a comprehensive guide designed to assist state broadband offices to best leverage federal funds available through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

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iQIYI completes Cartesian Security Audit

iQIYI – March 4, 2022 – iQIYI, an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, announced on Mar.4 that DRM-S, iQIYI’s software Digital Rights Management solution, has successfully completed a security review by Cartesian, an independent expert specialized in content security-related issues for the digital entertainment and media industries.

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2019 Year-End Review and Industry Predictions for 2020

As we close out the decade, there’s much to reflect on. The telecoms, media, and technology (TMT) industries have driven substantial innovation that changed everything from the way businesses solve problems to how people engage with their friends, families, and the wider world. In this special edition of our year-end letter, we take a moment to consider some of the most impactful developments of the last ten years.

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How to Plan for Network Transformation

All communications infrastructure has a limited life span. Restructuring and migrating networks are essential to network operations. “Network transformation” – changes that include decommissioning and customer migration – is a complex process that has many phases and touches many departments in the network operator. In this article, examine the major issues operators face when undertaking network transformation projects and get insights for a best practices approach.

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The Role of Process Mining in Digital Transformation: Part 1

Process Mining is an emerging process improvement technique that organizations are adopting to drive their digital transformation efforts. How can telecom companies use it and does it replace traditional Business Process Reengineering practices? In our two-part series of articles, we explore the digital transformation opportunity for telecom companies and what changes are needed to fully reap the benefits.

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Unlocking the Power of Network Data through Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

Much of what consumers experience of artificial intelligence (AI) has been focused on front-end customer use cases. But AI has the potential for so much more. This first of a series of articles on network analytics introduces how leveraging the vast amount of available network data can advance applications of AI customer care and experience, and the overall running of communications networks.

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Streaming Video Credential Sharing: How Service Providers Can Identify and Stop Unwanted Password Sharing

Up until now, consumers have shared their account passwords to streaming video services with little or no impunity. That era may soon be over, with Pay TV and OTT markets facing increasing levels of competition and a building pressure to retain revenues. Streaming video service providers should reconsider policies on credential sharing in 2018, both to convert non-subscribers to paid accounts and to reduce unnecessary operational and legal costs.

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Service Provider Data Quality in Business Connectivity Market Reviews

Network inventory and CRM systems should be an excellent source of information for regulatory authorities in a review of the business connectivity market. However, in practice, service provider data quality is often poor, and cleaning up these data sets can appear daunting. Referring to recent work by Ofcom as an example, we show that with the correct tools and techniques, these issues can be overcome. Regulators can then obtain a detailed understanding of the market, including geographic variations in competitive intensity.

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Dealing with Transformation in a Virtualized World

Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are under pressure to embrace network virtualization. But, the technology is still in its relative infancy, and deployment has proven to be more difficult than expected. We surveyed a cross-section of decision-makers in the telco industry. This article outlines our survey and key findings from our report, “The Future of Networks”.

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5G New Radio – Emerging Spectrum Bands

The next generation of wireless communications is on the horizon, and the telecoms world is waiting to see exactly at which frequencies 5G will be implemented. Despite some unknowns and technological challenges, it is increasingly becoming clear that millimeter-wave (or millimeter band) will be a key enabler for 5G and it is going to be deployed in very early 5G use cases such as 5G fixed wireless. In this article, we explain the benefits of the different wave frequencies and delve into the activities of the key stakeholders who are shaping the 5G future from a new radio spectrum perspective.

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SD-WAN and the Need for a Targeted Sales Strategy

Since our last insight on SD-WAN strategy for telecom providers, many top-tier service providers have launched SD-WAN products and are positioning their offers in the marketplace to grow sales across business customers for new use cases and regions. In this insight, we describe how to focus sales efforts to identify potential early and high-value adopters of SD-WAN.

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Cartesian Introduces the Farncombe Security Audit™ Mark for Digital Media Content Systems

Overland Park, KS – September 1, 2016 – Cartesian® (NASDAQ: CRTN), a specialist provider of consulting services and managed solutions to the telecoms, digital media and technology sector, has introduced the Farncombe Security Audit™ Mark. The Mark signifies to operators and service providers that the digital media content system has undergone an extensive security review, and that a report is available on request.

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