Wireless commoditization | A tale of two telecoms | Supporting the drone economy
The telecom industry's leaders descending on Barcelona for Mobile World Congress next week face a challenging business environment. Markets are saturated, fickle customers expect more and more data, regulators are promoting competition, and vicious price wars are becoming commonplace. In short, capturing value and generating growth is getting harder and harder.
Our second annual analysis of these pressures, “Grasping at differentiated straws: Commoditization in the wireless telecom industry,” succinctly describes the extent of the problem, and offers specific strategic solutions for breaking out of the commoditization trap.
We approach the same problem very differently in A tale of two telecoms: A look into the industry’s future, an imaginative yet highly detailed account of what the industry might look like in 2025, and how two telecom providers succeeded in transforming themselves along the way.
For another look into the future, turn to Telecom operators in the age of drones: Preparing for the new era. The commercial use of drones is growing fast, and telecoms can benefit in two ways: capturing and processing the data captured by drones, and helping manage drone traffic.