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We can work it out

A few weeks ago we posted a comment on how operators should approach mobile advertising utilizing their unique assets (see blog post: Mobile Advertising – Who’s got a ticket to ride). While we firmly believe that operators should make an effort to capture revenue and be part of this important ecosystem we also believe that […]
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Published May 12, 2010.


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You can’t always get what you want

I cannot get this Google tax idea out of my head. It was announced this week that Vodafone joins Telefonica and other big Telcos in lobbying efforts to get EU approval to charge on-line content providers for the services they provide to Telco customers. The supposed logic is that these on-line services generate so much […]
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Published May 5, 2010.


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Why don’t we do it in the road…

Roaming revenues have always been a lucrative source of high-margin revenue contributions for mobile operators. One can easily understand the GSM-community’s reluctance towards lowering prices, at least as long as end customers are not considering the roaming charges when selecting their subscription. With the overwhelming success of both mobile broadband and data-hungry smart phones, it […]
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Published May 3, 2010.


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Barca on LTE

Last night I spent the evening watching pay-TV football over LTE. A little experiment to see how LTE could enrich my life. My expectations were unfortunately not met; I expected top notch quality, high speed, fast response time, no interruptions and zero dropped balls. Very little of that did I get though. LTE was on […]
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Published April 29, 2010.


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Mobile advertising – Who’s got a Ticket to ride?

In a recent blog post, we wrote about how online service providers (OSPs) are taking control of user data, threatening to lessen the value of the operators’ massive subscriber registries. Most OSPs’ business models are still based on advertising, and some of them are taking the lead when it comes to transferring this model into […]
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Published April 19, 2010.


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And I love her…

Speculations are over and facts are in the open. And I’m willingly admitting that doubting was wrong. “Need” has nothing to do with it. Just like you don’t “need” that motorbike if you’ve already got a pushbike and a car, or you don’t “need” that dessert after dinner or that glass of Chardonnay in front […]
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Published April 13, 2010.


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All this user data, so much to do and so little done

The entry of online service providers (OSPs) into the mobile world has been a widely discussed topic, focusing on the new competition that mobile operators face in the VAS business: media downloads, games and navigation, but even messaging and voice calls. What is less visible is what enables these companies to serve mobile users: Not […]
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Published April 6, 2010.