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Research Agenda: New Business Models and Growth Opportunities in a Hyper-Connected World

This page summarises:

  • The overall scope of the Telco 2.0 Initiative's research agenda
  • Our topic 'watch-list' of detailed research areas

NB. This overview is a guide as the content schedule continually develops. We will keep our schedule up to date online via this page and our communications with clients.

You can also catch up with us in person, and discuss progress on the ongoing activities via our Executive Brainstorm Programme here.

This page was last updated on 1st July 2014 (Please email contact@telco2.net for more information).

Telco 2.0 Research - Overall Scope


Telco 2.0's Research Agenda is designed to address all factors that can impact on telco / communications related business models, and in particular those that can be useful in business model innovation.


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A Framework for Business Model Analysis

 

Telco 2.0's Topic 'Watch List' - Detailed Research Focus


The following are topics on which we keep a ‘watching brief' for developments of interest. We welcome comments and further suggestions either on this page or via contact@telco2.net.

In broad terms, we look at factors that impact the five main areas of business model development (see diagram above):

  • The Market - new customer needs, new applications and services
  • Service Offerings, Value Propositions and Competition, both in-market and adjacent
  • Technologies and Enablers that disrupt, open or change the business model, both external and internal
  • The Value Network, including both potential partners and in-house activities such as organisational structure
  • Finances and Stakeholders' Interests - deals, M&A, regulation, Government initiatives etc.

The following table shows example topics under each area:

 


External

Telecoms Operators

1.    Market                           

New Customer Needs
New Applications
The Digital Generation
Media Sector
Energy Sector
Health Sector
Customer Services / Logistics
Advertisers
Finance
IT Community
Content Distribution
Mobile Advertising
Digital Cash / Mobile Money
Personal Data
Cloud Services
Apps and Appstores, Augmented
SmartGrids
eHealth
Communications Enabled Business Processes

2.    Service Offerings, Value Propositions and Competitors

Adjacent Player Analysis
Competitors and Case Studies
E.g.s
Google,
Facebook,
Amazon
Apple
ESPN, BSkyB
Skype, Voicesage
Twitter, QQ,
E.g.s
Telenor MobilBedriffsnet
New Mobile Broadband Business Models
New Voice Applications
Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
Wholesale

3.    Technology & Enablers

External Technologies
Telco Technologies
So-called "OTT", other wireless,
Augmented Reality, HTML5, NFC, Chrome OS, etc.

Wireless Network Economics
BSS / OSS: enabling Telco 2.0
Analytics
LTE, IMS, RCS-e, Femtocells, WiFi, Fibre TTX, Asterisk, DPI, 3G Modules, 4G. Policy Management, Network Optimsiation.
Devices / OS: iOS, Android, Windows, eReaders, tablets, smartphones, Smart TVs, etc.
API s and Enablers

4.    Value Network

Vendors and Partners
Internal Strategy
Network / BSS / OSS,  e.g. Amdocs, Ericsson, Huawei, etc
Devices and OSs, e.g. Apple, RIM, Nokia, LG, Sony-Ericsson
Vendor managed technologies

Leadership
Organisation
Culture
BSS / OSS Implementation
Business Transformation

5.    Finances and Stakeholder Interests

Stakeholders
Key Topics
Shareholders
Government

Shareholder Value
National Transition
Sustainability
Regulation


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