Tag: M2M

M2M Communications

M2M: four key strategic capabilities for CSPs

Communications Services Providers (CSPs) need an infrastructure that provides four key capabilities: Data Analytics, Device and Connectivity Management; Applications Support; and Flexible Billing. This is a guest post by SAP highlighting best-in-class examples. Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication – the interaction between devices and centralized data sources through automated service platforms – is potentially a lucrative opportunity for communication service providers. According …

Innovation Strategies: Telefonica 2.0 Vs. Vodafone 2.0

Telefonica and Vodafone are both European-based tier 1 CSPs with substantial revenues, cash flows and subscribers. They have both expanded beyond Europe – Vodafone into Africa and Asia and Telefonica into Latin America. However, their Telco 2.0 strategies are rather different. In this extract from our forthcoming report, A Practical Guide to Implementing Telco 2.0, we outline their Telco 2.0 strategies and their benefits and risks. (September 2012, Executive Briefing Service, Transformation Stream.)
Telefonica Strategy 2.0 Chart

Mobile Broadband 2.0: The Top Disruptive Innovations

Mobile Broadband 2.0: The Top Disruptive Innovations

Key trends, tactics, and technologies for mobile broadband networks and services that will influence mid-term revenue opportunities, cost structures and competitive threats. Includes consideration of LTE, network sharing, WiFi, next-gen IP (EPC), small cells, CDNs, policy control, business model enablers and more. (March 2012, Executive Briefing Service, Future of the Networks Stream).
Trends in European data usage

The value of “Smart Pipes” to mobile network operators

Regardless of business strategy, the development of ‘Smart Pipes’ – more intelligent networks – will be a key driver of shareholder returns from operators. Smarter networks will also benefit network users – upstream service providers and end users, and operators, and their vendors and partners, will need to compete to be the smartest. What are they, why are they needed, and what are the key strategies employed to develop them? (February 2012, Foundation 2.0, Future of the Networks Stream).
Facebook user saturation bubble chart

M2M 2.0: Market, Business Models, and Telcos’ Role(s)

M2M 2.0: Market, Business Models, and Telcos’ Role(s)

Our latest report on M2M 2.0 covers: M2M market growth, structure and dynamics; business models; the best role(s) for telcos; and leading thinking from Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, Telenor, KPN and Swisscom. It describes how ‘Service Enablers’ are key to the telco opportunity in M2M in addition to connectivity. (July 2011, Executive Briefing Service)
M2M Pie Chart Service Enablers July 2011

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