Tagged With "OTT"

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Re: The ugly truth about OTTs

Teresa Cottam ·
At TS we like to say that OTTs are simply business customers you haven't yet monetised. But, as you know monica, I really dislike the term "OTT" because it begs the question "over the top of what?" and there you go, back to the network again. Surely we're all grown up now and can find ways of playing the game to create win-win scenarios?
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Re: Is "who" now the most important question we need to answer?

Ashley Bowen ·
It strikes me that there are too many disparate initiatives going on at the moment to establish identity (including age), mostly to very low levels of assurance. In UK, the Government is planning to dramatically increase the numbers of e-transactions, starting with their Universal Benefits system. To do this, their are aiming to establish a market whereby third party suppliers will "validate" an identity to see if it exists and then "verify" it to see that the person claiming that identity...
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Re: Show me the money from IoT

Paul Hollingsworth ·
A very interesting topic and one that needs a lot more thought. I suspect that the lack of action from CSPs is that a) they have no idea what will work and what won't (and failing on lots on "won't works" is too painful for any action) and b) The business case does not yet hold up - for the same reasons as a). Regarding being too late to recover lost revenue to OTT players: In the UK the exceptionally late realisation that OTT TV (and especially OTT Sport TV) has a value is frankly shocking,...
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Re: Show me the money from IoT

Alon Bar ·
Hi Teresa, thanks for this great blog entry! I completely agree that IoT is one of THE hottest trends in the industry. Suddenly IoT is everywhere around us, and it is here to stay. IoT monetization is one of the biggest challenges service providers face. The industry has seen some service providers testing the waters, such as a North American service provider offering connected car services as a paid add-on to its customers’ existing quad-play bundle, and a French CSP offering a connected...
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Re: Show me the money from IoT

Teresa Cottam ·
Thank you Alon - I appreciate your comment. I do find it sad that after 20 years in the industry I'm still finding myself asking basic questions about why we launch first and commercialise second. We need to learn from the mistakes we've made with "OTTs" (otherwise known as non-commercialised business customers) and ensure we don't repeat them with IoT. I know you could argue this is a vain hope, but we have to start focusing on the business reality here. Again, I find a lot of CSPs not...
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Re: The Cage: The future of Messaging

Peter Bowen ·
I have a complaint! There I was expecting a bloodbath with your opponent reeling from your incisive questions and having no answers; then you go and invite JF into the cage. It is not right that he had answers and could back then up with fact and how dare he make total sense and provide good advice. That's another Wake I have to postpone for 10 years.
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The Cage: AsiaInfo's Andy Tiller discusses the viability of sponsored data models

Teresa Cottam ·
Welcome to The Cage - a series of interviews where Telesperience questions key figures and thinkers from the telecoms industry. 10 minutes; no questions barred.   In this interview Telesperience Chief Strategist Teresa Cottam  asks...
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The Cage: No lessons for Latin America from developed markets?

Teresa Cottam ·
Welcome to The Cage - a series of interviews where Telesperience questions key figures and thinkers from the telecoms industry. 10 minutes; no questions barred. In this interview Telesperience VP of Research Monica Zlotogorski  asks ITC...
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The Cage: The future of Messaging

Teresa Cottam ·
Welcome to The Cage - a series of interviews where Telesperience questions key figures and thinkers from the telecoms industry. 10 minutes; no questions barred. In this interview Telesperience Chief Strategist Teresa Cottam talks to Acision's JF...
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The ugly truth about OTTs

Teresa Cottam ·
Monica Zlotogorski looks at OTT players and why it's essential the telecoms industry finds ways of working with them, and they with us.  Lucan van Leyden, Card Players, 1525   Over the top (OTT) used to mean ‘extremely or...
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BSSOSS at MWC12

Teresa Cottam ·
Teresa Cottam looks at the MWC experience for the BSSOSS community.  For the first time in a couple of years I actually ventured to MWC.  I have read many of the reviews of this year’s show and they don’t quite match with my...
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WiFi Commercialisation: Why 'dirty' Wifi could be good for the carrier business

Teresa Cottam ·
Chief Strategist Teresa Cottam looks at why WiFi security concerns are good for the CSP WiFi business.     Opportunity Makes The Thief, Paul-Charles Chocarne-Moreau, 1896         One frequently cited use case for WiFi...
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Why focusing on the customer helps CSPs avoid disintermediation

Teresa Cottam ·
Chief Strategist Teresa Cottam looks at how it's not inevitable that CSPs will be disintermediated by OTT players, and describes one option that positions them strategically in the future value chain. John James Audubon - Birds of America 1821-1833...
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Why rising ARPU needs to be here today and here tomorrow

AsiaInfo's Andy Tiller looks at what opportunities are available to build both short and long-term sustainable revenues.
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WiFi offload – beware the hidden commercial dangers

Teresa Cottam ·
Teresa Cottam looks at mobile data offload, and why CSPs need to think about commercial and customer issues when planning their offload strategy.    As I noted in a previous post, it was hard to escape the WiFi story at Mobile World...
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More Battles in the Digital War

Teresa Cottam ·
Guest poster Ashley Bowen, a seasoned BSSOSS consultant, takes a look at recent events in the formulation of our digital future, and poses an important question about the interplay between standardisation and competition.   The war for our...
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Show me the money from IoT

Teresa Cottam ·
Chief Strategist Teresa Cottam looks at one of the biggest issues facing CSPs as the nascent Internet of Things takes off - commercialisation.   The Marly hydraulic machine in 1715, Pierre-Denis Martin     The Internet of Things (IoT)...
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European Roaming Revenues Are Roaming Away— So What Alternative Revenue Streams are Available to Exploit?

Teresa Cottam ·
Guest blogger Daniel Russo from Tektronix looks at alternative sources of revenue that European CSPs can exploit to compensate for falling roaming rates.   The Gathering of The Manna, Bernardino Luini    The recent decisions by the...
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Is the telecoms industry too focused on the negative?

Teresa Cottam ·
Teresa Cottam argues that CSPs still see customers as sources of problems (complainers) and of revenue (patsies). By focusing on negatives and hard selling they are alienating customers and failing to optimise their opportunities.  ...
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Is "who" now the most important question we need to answer?

Teresa Cottam ·
As the UK moves towards enforcing age verification for restricted content, Chief Strategist Teresa Cottam argues that there is a huge strategic opportunity for CSPs. The Reflection, by Edward Simmons  As analysts we answer a lot of questions in...
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