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Net Neutrality 2.0: Don’t Block the Pipe, Lubricate the Market

Net Neutrality 2.0: Don’t Block the Pipe, Lubricate the Market

‘Net Neutrality’ has gathered increasing momentum as a market issue, with AT&T, Verizon, major European telcos and Google and others all making their points in advance of the Ofcom, EC, and FCC consultation processes. This is Telco 2.0’s input, analysis and recommendations. (Sept 2010, Foundation 2.0, Executive Briefing Service, Future of the Networks Stream).

Full Article: Devices 2.0: ‘Beyond Smartphones’ – Innovation Strategies for Operators

Full Article: Devices 2.0: ‘Beyond Smartphones’ – Innovation Strategies for Operators

Managing the role of new device categories in new and existing fixed and mobile business models is a key strategic challenge for operators. This report includes analysis of the practicalities and challenges of creating customised devices, best / worst practice, inserting ‘control points’ in open products, the role of ‘ODMs’, and reviews leading alternative approaches. (Executive Briefing, Aug 2010)

Can Telcos Unlock the Value of their Consumer Data?

Can Telcos Unlock the Value of their Consumer Data?

Telcos have a significant market opportunity to act as custodians of ‘digital personas’, giving consumers the power to exploit their own data. This is an extract from a special 100 page report containing expert contributions and detailed analysis on privacy issues, legal and regulatory frameworks, technological solutions, adjacent competition, and including ‘best and next practice’ and scenario analysis, from the 1st Telco 2.0 International Summit on Consumer Data and Privacy. (Special Report, April 2010, Executive Briefing Service)

Mobile Advertising and Marketing: Operator and Market Growth Strategies 2010

Mobile Advertising and Marketing: Operator and Market Growth Strategies 2010

From SMS, through Smartphone and browser Apps, the potential of mobile marketing has long been understood and yet unfulfilled. This new report gives our forecasts, plus how Telcos can make the most of the powerful assets available to them to take a valuable role in this market before it is too late. Report extract included here. (April 2010, Executive Briefing Service, Dealing with Disruption Stream).

Full Article: Digital Hollywood: How to ‘Out-Apple’ Apple?

Full Article: Digital Hollywood: How to ‘Out-Apple’ Apple?

Apple is becoming an increasingly important distributor of Film and TV content online. But plans to sell films at $0.99 could cause massive disruption to the business models of the major studios. Telcos could offer a powerful alternative, not just as a retail channel but as an enabler of richer, more profitable interactions with consumers. (March 2010)

New Strategy Report: Mobile, Fixed and Wholesale Broadband Business Models

New Strategy Report: Mobile, Fixed and Wholesale Broadband Business Models

A new 249 page Telco 2.0 Strategy Report on the future of broadband, including analysis of the latest new ideas in broadband business model innovation, new ‘Telco 2.0’ Opportunities, global forecasts, four future strategic scenarios, and a detailed ‘Use Case’ describing a new Managed Offload ‘Use Case’. The report covers Mobile Broadband, Advanced New Wholesale, and Fixed Retail Broadband Business Models. (March 2010, Future Networks Stream)

Mobile & Fixed Broadband Business Models: Four Strategy Scenarios

Mobile & Fixed Broadband Business Models: Four Strategy Scenarios

An introduction to the four strategy scenarios we see playing out in the market – ‘Telco 2.0 Player’, ‘Happy Piper’, ‘Device Specialist’, and ‘Government Department’ – part of a major new report looking at innovation in mobile and fixed broadband business models. (March 2010, Foundation 2.0, Executive Briefing Service, Future of the Networks Stream).

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