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Digital Advertising 2.0

Digital Advertising 2.0: A New Value Chain

Just when telcos were getting their heads around mobile advertising, the ad industry starts to reinvent the idea of advertising around user-generated content, interactivity and communities. Speaking at the 8th Telco 2.0 Brainstorm, David Lang, President Mindshare Entertainment, explains what this means for telcos and the value chain.

Finance 2.0

Finance 2.0: nice assets, but where’s the business model?

At TelecomFinance, fear permeated every discussion with passive infrastructure sharing and emerging market growth identified as the only bright spots for investors. Notable by their absence were attempts to demonstrate new business models that can create value for telcos.

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) 2.0

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) 2.0: mHealth Opportunities

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) appears to be finally coming of age. What business model challenges are bringing this about in Healthcare, and how can Telcos add value? Below are some videos and summary analysis from the Telco 2.0 AMERICA Executive Brainstorm in Orlando: – An overview of M2M and ‘Embedded Mobile’, with a sector focus on the opportunity in health, by Ken …

Voice and Messaging 2.0- Growing Enterprise Revenues

Voice and Messaging 2.0: Growing Enterprise Revenues

Presentations at the 7th and 8th Telco 2.0 Executive Brainstorms on voice and messaging 2.0 put numbers on the value of comms-enabled business processes to SMEs and reveal a new telco business model based on telephone numbers as addressable SIP end points.

Customer Data and Privacy 2.0

Customer Data and Privacy 2.0 – Telco Goldmine?

Key to many of the value-added services opportunities presented by the ‘two-sided’ telecoms business model, the presentations on customer data and privacy were some of the most inspiring and intriguing of those at the Telco 2.0 AMERICA Executive Brainstorm in Orlando in December and the EMEA Brainstorm in London in November. It is also the focus of the Privacy 2.0 …

in car radio

Guest Post: In-Car Internet Radio – new opportunity for telcos? [Guest post]

As part of our regular coverage of innovative new products, here’s an introduction to miRoamer’s in-car Internet radio. Robert Demian, their head of global sales, is coming over from Australia to our event this week to discuss the opportunity. He describes it here: miRoamer is an original developer and leader in internet media technologies, specializing in cutting edge media and …

Paggo Payment System

Oi Paggo: A Disruptive Brasileiro Credit Play

Oi is a Brasilian GSM operator with over 1m customers using their Paggo service, which is a direct competitor to credit card networks such as Visa & Mastercard. It is the perfect example of an operator moving into an adjacent field, building a complete vertically integrated solution, leveraging the advantages of mobile and targeting a specialist niche in their home …

Rolls royce use case

Use Case: Optimising Rolls-Royce’s ‘Product-Service’ business

Rolls-Royce is an example of a company succeeding by integrating manufacturing and services in a sophisticated product-service system. Is there a role for Telco 2.0 in this trend? Of course there is…field service and logistics are complicated and highly critical business processes that often go wrong. And key telco assets match many of their problems.

The Telecoms Transaction Platform- Seven Key Questions (1)

The Telecoms Transaction Platform: Seven Key Questions

The future telecoms platform addresses seven difficult questions about users. We can start to guess what the pricing and volume of transactions might look like, and see that the scale of the operation potentially dwarfs that of some of the biggest transaction networks of today.


Standardising the Definition of ‘Telco 2.0’

The Telco 2.0 team has been travelling a lot recently – spreading the gospel and testing response. For example, some of us were in Dallas last week for the TM Forum’s Management World Americas event, a big show of 1500 people that has traditionally catered for the OSS/BSS industry. The TM Forum is growing in stature fast as its software standards are increasingly …

Mobile CDNs

Why are there no mobile CDNs?

When Wall Street is annoyed because your profits were only up 55 per cent, it’s probably their problem rather than yours. If you’ve been with us so far, you probably know that Telco 2.0 likes content-delivery networking (CDNing) a lot.
A CDN, to recap, is a way of delivering bandwidth-heavy content (usually video) over the Internet efficiently, that neatly squares all the interested parties involved. So – why are there no CDNs in the mobile business?

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The Telco 2.0 methodology — Business Model Innovation

In our previous post on Telco 2.0 methodology, we described the 15 key Telco 2.0 transformation issues and how the industry currently scores against them. ‘Appreciating’ these issues was : Step 1 in our Telco 2.0 A-C-T process to create a sustainable growth strategy. Step 2 is ‘Clarifying’ how to approach business model innovation, a tricky subject for any industry …