Turning openness into a competitive advantage

A few weeks ago in association with Ericsson we published the Telco Innovation Toolbox paper. The paper introduces ten economics and strategy frameworks that help operators to accelerate their “digital” strategies, make the right innovation investments and avoid costly mistakes. Previous posts published on our blog explained the economics of telco disruption. Today’s post focuses on how telcos need to respond to remain relevant and discover growth opportunities.

Freeing voice by challenging century-old assumptions

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Turning openness into a competitive advantage

“Open” can mean different things to different people. Standardization and interoperability (a form of openness) were among the key factors that allowed mobile telephony and SMS to scale and achieve ubiquitous cross-carrier capabilities. Continue reading Turning openness into a competitive advantage

From Skyper to Passpoint: The Renaissance of Wi-Fi Innovation

[With WiFi being more than 10-years old, you might think that it’s become dated. Think again; in the last 2 years WiFi has seen a renaissance of innovation from numerous companies like DeviceScape, Instabridge, Karma, LIFX, Lockitron, Twine, WeFi, Wiman.me and many others. Guest author Niklas Agevik reviews the initiatives behind the resurgence of WiFi innovation and the reasons behind it].

VisionMobile - the Renaissance of Wi-Fi Innovation

Wi-Fi is now over 10 years old, but a new wave of innovation is leveraging those same technology foundations. Why? Firstly, the smartphone revolution has created 100 of millions of Wi-Fi endpoints. In addition, Wi-Fi has become too ubiquitous to ignore. It’s also unregulated enough to spur new use cases.

FON, a large Wi-Fi sharing community, announced last year that they have 7 million hotspots and the new 5th generation Wi-Fi routers (802.11ac) clock in at data speeds of over 1 Gb/s. Everything from VisualLight, a Wi-Fi enabled light bulb to hotspots for sharing Wi-Fi with strangers has appeared in just the last two years. Continue reading From Skyper to Passpoint: The Renaissance of Wi-Fi Innovation

The key to successful telco API strategies and freeing voice from telephony

A few weeks ago in association with Ericsson we published the Telco Innovation Toolbox paper. The paper introduces ten economics and strategy frameworks that help operators to accelerate their “digital” strategies, make the right innovation investments and avoid costly mistakes. Previous posts published on our blog explained the economics of telco disruption. Today’s and the following posts focus on how telcos need to respond to remain relevant and discover growth opportunities.

Freeing voice by challenging century-old assumptions

You can download the [vm_form_download link_text=’full PDF report here’ product_id=’3751′].

Keys to successful telco API strategies

It is common for telcos to see developers and content providers as a source of direct revenues, or even push for “redistribution of profits” from OTT companies to telcos. These strategies are destined to fail because of fundamental conflicts with developers’ business models. Continue reading The key to successful telco API strategies and freeing voice from telephony

Discovery-driven planning and ecosystems as a new distribution channel

A few weeks ago in association with Ericsson we published the Telco Innovation Toolbox paper. The paper introduces ten economics and strategy frameworks that help operators to accelerate their “digital” strategies, make the right innovation investments and avoid costly mistakes. Previous posts published on our blog explained the economics of telco disruption. Today’s and the following posts focus on how telcos need to respond to remain relevant and discover growth opportunities.

You can download the [vm_form_download link_text=’full PDF report here’ product_id=’3751′].

Dealing with uncertainty: Discovery-driven planning

High levels of uncertainty require radically different planning methods. Instead of treating blue-sky assumptions as facts, discovery-based planning systematically converts assumptions into knowledge. Continue reading Discovery-driven planning and ecosystems as a new distribution channel

Webcast: Economic Models for Reinventing Telcos – Innovation Through APIs

Apigee and VisionMobile are doing a webcast on Telco Innovation, discussing economic models that will help Telcos reinvent themselves, as well as presenting some of the key trends from our recent Toolbox report.

Wednesday, February 6th, 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET (register)

Today mobile platforms, OTT disruptors, and thousands of apps encompassing all user needs compete with traditional telco services for a share of wallets. How can telcos manage the disruption and reinvent themselves? How do telcos think about ecosystem engineering? What is the real cost of doing nothing?

Join our very own Andreas Constantinou of VisionMobile and Bala Kasiviswanathan of Apigee for a discussion of the economic models Telcos can adopt to evolve their businesses across communications, content, and consumers to stay relevant in today’s economy.

[Update] The webcast has been completed – Check out the video and slides below.

Economic models for reinventing telco webcast by vision mobile, apigee from VisionMobile

Asymmetric business models and the true value of innovation

A few weeks ago, in association with Ericsson, we published the Telco Innovation Toolbox discussion paper. It introduces ten economics and strategy frameworks that will help operators to accelerate their “digital” strategies, make the right innovation investments and avoid costly mistakes. Previous four chapters of the paper were published on our blog. Today we are publishing “Asymmetric business models” and “The true value of innovation and the cost of doing nothing” chapters.

For previous chapters from the report, go here. You can download the full PDF report [vm_form_download link_text=’here’ product_id=’3751′]. Continue reading Asymmetric business models and the true value of innovation