Do network investments drive creation & sale of truly novel services?
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Enthusiasm for creating novel so-called “digital” services is pervasive in the telecoms industry. There is a major shift afoot in the way telcos create, integrate, sell and manage value-added propositions. But how much is enabled by – or dependent on – the network itself? In recent years, most investment has been solely for improved connectivity, but there are signs that future network capex might drive new service opportunities directly, rather than just by empowering 3rd parties.
Format: PDF filePages: 30 pages Charts: 9 Author: STL research team Publication Date: August 2015
Table of Contents
- Executive Summary
- History: The network is the service
- What are so-called “digital services”?
- Service categories
- Network domains
- Enabler, pre-requisite or inhibitor?
- Agility & service enablement
- More than just the network: lead actor & supporting cast
- Case-studies, examples & counter-examples
- Successful network-based novel services
- Network-driven services: learning from past failures
- The mobile network paradox
- Conclusion: Services, agility & the network
- How do so-called “digital” services link to the network?
- Which network domains can make a difference?
- STL Partners and Telco 2.0: Change the Game
Table of Figures
- Figure 1: In recent years, most digital services have been “non-network” based
- Figure 2: Mobile data services only shifted to “open Internet” plans around 2006-7
- Figure 3: Network spend both “enables” & “prevents inhibition” of new services
- Figure 4: Virtualisation brings classic telco “Network” & “IT” functions together
- Figure 5: Virtualisation-driven services: Cloud or Network anchored?
- Figure 6: Service agility is multi-faceted. Network agility is a core element
- Figure 7: Using Big Data Analytics to Predictively Cache Content
- Figure 8: Major cablecos even outdo AT&T’s stellar performance in the enterprise
- Figure 9: Mapping network investment areas to service opportunities
Technologies and industry terms referenced include: 4G, 5G, applications, Business Model, content, digital services, fttx, IoT, mobile, network, nfv, regulation, SDN, Telco 2.0, WebRTC, wifi