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.
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.
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.
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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