Tag: IoT

FWA growth: To 20% homes by 2025

Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) is becoming a mainstream proposition across urban, rural and developing environments. 5G is an important enabler but not the only one. Unusually, FWA will benefit almost all market players – fixed and mobile operators, vendors, investors and regulators. This report contains our 5-year forecast and recommendations for all players.

COVID-19 impacts on enterprise services and verticals (chart)

COVID-19 impacts on enterprise services and verticals (chart)

Source: STL Partners, based on a survey of 202 respondents (including operators, vendors and telco experts) between 21st April and 8th May 2020 STL Partners’ research into the impact of COVID-19 on telco enterprise expectations indicates that respondents are optimistic regarding enterprise services. Their view as to how specific enterprise verticals will fare is more divergent. Most respondents agree that …

Five blockchain roles and business models for telcos (chart)

There are different roles telecoms operators can play in relation to a blockchain system and, across all these roles, a telecoms operator can provide new or better services to customers. Even without actively participating in the blockchain system, an operator could offer new services as a result of more efficient processes, greater agility, ability to enter new markets, etc. These …

Telco ecosystems: How to make them work

Telcos (and others) have had mixed results from their experience of ecosystems. We look at AT&T Community, DTAG’s Qivicon, GSMA Mobile Connect, TIP and Android to analyse success factors and approaches to maximise the potential of future ecosystem initiatives.

Deutsche Telekom smart home subscribers

Smart homes are not an easy win (chart)

Deutsche Telekom first launched its smart home proposition based on the Qivicon platform in 2013.  Without insight as to the apps that would drive customer adoption, it sought to give customers maximum choice of smart home devices and to remove barriers to take-up. Initial adoption was slow. In 2017, Deutsche Telekom integrated its Magenta SmartHome control functionality into Speedport Smart …

COVID-19: Now, next and after

What measures are telcos taking now to help their customers, and how should they start to re-think and re-plan future strategies in the course and aftermath of the Coronavirus pandemic? We look at impacts across the business and outline four longer-term scenarios for the industry.

A new role for telcos in smart cities

A successful smart city strategy is crucial in enabling cities to manage rising populations and compete for investment and talent at a national and global level. The challenge is getting the complex ecosystem of players and partners to work well. How can telcos position themselves as strategic partners in this transition, and help enable successful collaborative innovation?

Moving beyond the lab: How to make blockchain pay

Despite a lot of hype over the last few years, there has been little progress on blockchain in the telecoms industry beyond proofs of concept. This report identifies why blockchain hasn’t gained more traction and provides a framework to assess the potential value of blockchain use cases in telecoms. It then looks in depth at the structure and business model for eight promising use cases.​

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