Two big stats leaped out from the recent Deloitte Mobile Consumer Survey: firstly, the fact that 31% of mobile users say they haven’t downloaded any new apps in the last month, and secondly, that 90% claim they have never paid for any apps.
Posts By Katie Matthews
From imitator to innovator
Working at AsiaInfo, it stands to reason that I would promote China as a centre of innovation.
It would be remiss if I didn’t believe that China was leading the way in the mobile Internet; creating credible – and, more importantly, profitable – solutions to the challenges operators in the West are now facing.
I put my hands up: I’m bias.
Where do we go from here?
The urgency of the challenges faced by the telecoms industry was captured perfectly by The Great Telco Debate
Last week saw representatives from across the industry gather for the first ‘Great Telco Debate’ – an event organized by analyst houses Lewis Insight and BWCS to discuss the future of the telecoms industry.
The Innovation Ideal
Boston Consulting Group’s latest innovation index features just one mobile operator – where are the rest hiding?
Boston Consulting Group’s annual “Most Innovative Companies” report has been described as a “reality check” for European operators.
A Juniper research study released this week has claimed that voice and messaging traffic lost to OTT (Over the Top) players, such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Skype, will cost network operators $14 billion in revenues globally this year. The study says that this is up 26% on 2013. Read More →
Is Unlimited Data really an operator/ OTT stumbling block?
The issue of Unlimited Data has cropped up as a potential sticking point in the pursuit of developing mutually beneficial operator/ OTT partnerships.
Operators can learn from China and avoid the “Kodak moment”
Operators are facing a “Kodak moment” in their competitive response to the threat posed by over the top (OTT) players, according to Mark Mortensen from Analysys Mason. Read More →
Will operators lead the way in the digital future?
Operators got an ear bashing from the outgoing digital commissioner this week, when she told them that the market won’t be characterized by “players stuck in gilded cages”. Read More →
From bundles to butler – what will the operator of the future look like?
Telecom operators can bring value to their subscriber relationships by providing the backstop customer service that is missing from popular over the top (OTT) applications. Read More →
Say Ello to the new social challengers
Operators engaged in ‘cashless’ relationships with big social brands should take heart: change is afoot. Those who can form relationships with these new innovators, such as the much-hyped ‘Ello’, stand to benefit