Telecoms is too important to leave up to traditional fixed and mobile operators. Thanks to the “democratisation” of shared spectrum, virtualised networks, fibre and cloud – plus the demands of industry, government and local communities – a plethora of new service providers are emerging to fill the gaps. This report is intended as a “spotter’s guide” to the categories of network owners and operators.
The advent of 5G and network slicing offer the prospect of a shake-up of the structure of wholesale and MVNO models. What should telcos, regulators, current MVNOs and potential new MVNOs do?
The telecoms industry often puts so-called OTT (over-the-top) players like Google and Facebook at the forefront of its concerns, as they pose new competition for services and applications. But what about encroachment of companies “underneath” the telcos, displacing them from their core asset, the network? Telco 2.0 examines the strategic threats and opportunities from wholesale providers, outsourcers and government-run broadband networks. (January 2012, Executive Briefing Service, Future of the Networks Stream).
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Voice & Messaging 2.0: Disrupting the telcos with Rebtel, Presentation by Andreas Bernstrom, CEO, Rebtel. Will smartphones bring a wave of mobile VoIP disruption? Presented at EMEA Brainstorm, November 2011.
The adventures of a voice rebel
Four leading Voice 2.0 platforms demonstrate the business model opportunities from delivering ‘Communications-Enabled Business Processes’ (CEBP) to the highly diverse enterprise and SME market. (July 2009).
Online Video demand patterns are becoming clearer but a working economic model is not. What’s next? (July 2008)
Summary: This report examines future retail and wholesale business models for fixed and mobile operators offering high speed packet data services. This includes – but is not limited to – providing Internet access.
The report charts the next 10 years for fixed and mobile telecoms network operators as the viability of the current broadband business model is threatened by intense competition and falling prices in maturing markets, changing usage patterns, and the adaptation of new technologies. The report identifies and profiles a new $250Bn content delivery market opportunity. (April 2008)