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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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Telco 2.0 Methodology: Key Transformation Issues

In our introduction to the Telco 2.0 methodology we said the first step was to define the process. The process is about one thing — preparing your business for a Telco 2.0 (all-IP, modular, interoperable, layered) world. To do this we need to A-C-T, a “mash-up” of best practice in Strategic Planning, Product Innovation, and Change Management, created specifically for …

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Digital Youth: Exploring New Business Models

We have started to think through the format for the Digital Youth Summit at the next Telco 2.0 Industry Brainstorm in October. As we pointed out in a previous post, we want to move the debate on in this event and challenge participants to work on creating potential new solutions that drag them into the ‘Telco 2.0’ world. We’ll apply …

Local connectivity

Local connectivity: under-explored opportunity?

We’re working on a series of posts that tie together a number of themes on the blog: * That operators need to understand the “value in existing products”: * Local non-cellular connectivity is going to be a critical part of building new value for both personal communications services as well as the Digital Home. * This local connectivity sets the …