Tag: Collaboration

Facebook, Deezer, Tripadvisor – what’s in it for them?

Facebook, Deezer, Tripadvisor – what’s in it for them?

Written by on October 28, 2014 in BillingViews, Opinion with 1 Comment

The newly christened Digital Service Providers (DSPs) are all keen to partner with telcos. Telcos now see the advantage – they are driving traffic – but what is in it for the DSPs? The answer will vary slightly, but all see the partnerships driving the sophistication and personalisation of their products. As far as Facebook […]

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It started with Excel

It started with Excel

Written by on September 23, 2014 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

It happened with roaming partners and it will happen with OTT partners. In the early days, partnerships were put in place on a case by case basis. Spreadsheets like Excel were widely used. Then, when things got a little more complicated and the number of partners began to increase, vendor relationships were called in and […]

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Collaboration between telcos – more innovation

Collaboration between telcos – more innovation

Written by on September 16, 2014 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

First came the research. After months of speculation amongst vendors, analysts and observers wondering whether they were being realistic, operators confirmed it. They are capable of innovation in a number of different ways. From partnering with OTT players to increase the value of basic OTT services to delivering tailored services, and better, products. Several months […]

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Do CSPs’ future pivot on OTT collaboration?

Do CSPs’ future pivot on OTT collaboration?

Written by on September 9, 2014 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 1 Comment

The communications industry now realizes that Over the Top (OTT) players can be friends, not foes. Without them CSPs cannot take advantage of the app economy and will lose an opportunity to support an entire digital ecosystem. While they will, without doubt, try to win back dwindling revenues from voice and text that Skype, Viber […]

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The key to mobile engagement lies in-store

The key to mobile engagement lies in-store

Written by on August 15, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

We are more and more convinced that the future of telecoms operators lies in the hands of OTT players – and other partners. We are gearing up for the age of mutually supportive partnerships, smart platforms that enable that support and devices which are simply ‘windows’ into a total virtual world. We also discuss trust […]

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OTT players – partners not opponents, now manage that!

OTT players – partners not opponents, now manage that!

Written by on April 23, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 1 Comment

 The communications industry is now convinced that Over the Top (OTT) players are better partners than opponents. The question is becoming ‘how do you manage the relationships?’ Both sides, according to a recent Telecoms.com survey and industry discussion, see the benefits of collaboration. The benefits for operators lie in the range and variety of services on […]

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Will lack of commitment derail OTT and CSP relationships?

Will lack of commitment derail OTT and CSP relationships?

Written by on January 31, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 1 Comment

 There has been a huge swing in opinion over the last year. Twelve months ago, Over the Top (OTT) players were still seen as competitors whose sole reason for existing was to take revenues away from Communications Service Providers (CSPs). From competitors to collaborators, there is now a consensus that partnerships will bring more compelling, […]

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Realizing the benefits of operator and OTT collaboration

Realizing the benefits of operator and OTT collaboration

Written by on January 24, 2014 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

In recent years Over the Top players (OTTs) have been seen as a major threat, impacting operators’ core revenue streams. But OTTs present an immense opportunity if operators are able to unlock the value of their assets, effectively and efficiently. Most operators, having realized that the threat of OTTs will not be stopped by blocking […]

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