– Telcos missing out on massive OTT profit opportunity, claims research

Mobile comms consultancy Northstream reckons European telcos are missing out on over €2 billion in potential profits that could come from effectively partnering with Internet players generally referred to as OTTs.

The research was commissioned by BSS outfit AsiaInfo, which has been helping China Mobile and China Unicom with their OTT collaborations via its Veris O2P platform, and is in the process of introducing it to Europe. AsiaInfo wanted to get a sense of the market opportunity in Europe that could be enabled by collaboration platforms, rather than piecemeal, individual arrangements.

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