What’s the first thing you do when your international flight lands? If it’s not unclipping your belt, jumping up and grabbing your bags from the overhead locker whilst the plane is still taxiing to the gate, then chances are it’s turning on your mobile phone to receive a message from your network, welcoming you to another country and advising you just how expensive it will be to use your mobile phone during your trip.Read More
Avoiding bill shock with telecoms selfcare
23 September 2016
Retail MVNO strategy: 5 questions you should be asking
16 August 2016
Five questions to evolve your MVNO strategy from voice to data profitability
There was a time when mobile was so fresh and new that you could just sell voice minutes and gain market share. Indeed, the first MVNOs brought cool handsets and mobile coverage to completely new audiences.
But that’s all changed.Read More
The 6 reasons retailers should start an MVNO
17 May 2016
Whether you’re working for a seasoned retail MVNO (or VNO – if you’re already offering some consumer services like home phone or broadband) or a retailer who hasn’t yet decided to launch its own MVNO offering, this blog will take you through some of the considerations you may not yet have thought about… and we won’t even mention mobile category revenue!Read More
Enterprise mobility and the service provider opportunity
19 April 2016
Mobile enterprise presents a huge opportunity for service providers. A recent research report(1) by STL Partners, found that less than half of enterprises have no formal enterprise mobile strategy or mobile device management (MDM) solution in place.Read More
New ideas for tariffing – the third way
18 April 2016
For CSPs looking to generate strong sources of revenue in the future, then they should look no further than the way in which subscribers pay for their services. As subscribers move from prepaid to postpaid, it seems that the prepaid model will soon bite the dust. But there might be a third way, one that will offer the best of both worlds to both subscribers and digital service providers.Read More
Can retail MVNOs give supermarkets a better handle on their baskets?
07 March 2016
On January 15th, the “Mobile by Sainsbury’s” service closed its doors. It’s the latest and by far the highest profile brand MVNO to shut down – previous closures like Family Mobile, carried by EE, have been niche plays rather than household names. Sainsbury’s service was a joint venture with Vodafone and, with 150,000 subscribers, common wisdom is that Vodafone was unhappy with customer numbers.Read More
Digital impact to end the reign of pre-paid, post-paid dinosaurs
03 February 2016
Back in 2012, the UK mobile market passed something of a milestone: the number of subscribers on postpaid plans finally outnumbered their pay-as-you-go counterparts.Read More
Zero Rating - Thanks for Nothing
07 December 2015
Open internet campaigners are up in arms over the EU's recent vote to allow zero rating, but is it really the risk to net neutrality they might think?Read More
IoT - Who has home advantage?
02 November 2015
With Apple, Google and now Amazon fighting for dominance in the smart home space, are telcos still in with a shot at the market? And if not, does it matter?Read More
A problem shared is a problem halved, so share it again and again!
14 August 2015
In 2014 Gartner reported that (based on a select group of 11 of the top 30 CSPs) total revenues from digital services grew at 17.9 per cent. This was 10 per cent faster than total operating revenue (growing at 7per cent). A deeper dive into the results showed that CSPs benefitted from nearly 2x the revenue from their enterprise offerings compared to their consumer products.Read More