Tag Archives: ARPU

End of Year Entry: Telecoms is Entering Uncertain Times

This entry shares some interesting data on the total global telecom revenue gathered in putting together a report I’m currently writing called: “The Services Domain. Market Status, Case Studies and Strategic Analysis.” The term Services Domain is used as the term SDP (Service Delivery Platform) is simply too ill-defined, abused by suppliers, and limits its […]

Why Cable and Telco need to Talk. The Smurf Village needs to enter the Jungle

I’ve worked across the Cable / Telco divide for several years and remain perplexed at the lack of communications between the two groups.  The analogy I draw between the Telco and Cable industries is that of a Jungle and a Smurf village, see picture below. In Telco the operators within a country are in competition […]

End of Year Review, Awards and Predictions: Its been a quiet year in Telecoms, but not Elswhere…

Given all the activity in the technology industry: Sun disappearing into Oracle (aka The Borg); HP’s ex-CEO’s escapades with an actress (normally in the joke its a bishop) and then joining The Borg; Microsoft finally getting its PC OS right and making Office 2010 a pleasure to use; Twitter, Facebook and other’s crazy valuations; Wikileaks; […]

API Management Whitepaper

API Management has been touched upon by several articles in this weblog.  To expand on this topic to help us understand its function and strategic importance to operators I’ve put together a whitepaper with Sonoa Systems, a leading provider of API Management to companies such as MTV Networks, Alcatel Lucent and Guardian Life Insurance.  The […]

Carrier Video Services: Trends and Opportunities

In a previous article, “The Internet’s gone Video: What does that mean to operators?” I gave a preview of the presentation I planned to give at the Dialogic One Event in the keynote session “Carrier Video Services Trends and Opportunities” on the 21st October in San Diego. The presentation, shown below, is split into four […]

Webinar on “Telco adoption of Web 2.0 principles and open innovation for rapid application development”

On the 30th October I’ll be giving a free Telestrategies webinar entitled “Telco adoption of Web 2.0 principles and open innovation for rapid application development.” The pitch for the webinar is: “The battle is intensifying between telcos, consumer device manufacturers (e.g. iPhone and Sony PS3) and web-based services (e.g. Google) in the delivery of services […]

Open Access Service Examples

The purpose of this weblog entry is to firstly provide some specific real-world examples of how opening up the network (exposing the Telco API) can significantly improve existing applications and stimulate revenue.  And secondly, look across some of the addressable markets the Telco API opens up. Mobile Communities airG’s mobile community has more than 30 […]

The Internet’s gone Video: What does that mean to operators?

Video in operators has a long history.  In the beginning, AT&T built the first Picturephone system in 1956; by 1964 the “Mod 1″ was tested between exhibits at Disneyland and the New York World’s Fair.  The trial results indicated that people found the picture distracting for most conversations, and were not prepared to pay significantly […]

Opening Up the Soft Service Provider: The Telco API (Summary)

Survival is the mother of innovation.  As customer behavior, rather than technology and competition, significantly impacts a service provider’s business, threatening the core revenues; the Telco API (Application Program Interface) is one method for operators to foster innovation on their networks.  The Telco API enables operators to expose capabilities from their networks such as location, […]