4 November, 2014
Data Mining – The Next Driver Of Mobile Revenue
I have often argued that in both the fixed and the mobile telecoms markets the actual telecoms element is a utility — a utility that allows for an enormous range of new services, new business models and new applications.
For this reason the argument for more than a decade (since 2002 to be precise) has been that structural separation of the vertically-integrated telecom model is needed in order to unleash the huge potential of telecoms. If that doesn’t happen technologies will be applied that allow the users to bypass the barriers set up by the telcos to protect their utility. The operators have this gatekeepers advantage as the utility is at large a natural monopoly and they don’t face any serious competition in the utility element (infrastructure) of that market.