Business Issues ARPU and ROI
- February 18, 2010
Verizon Wireless's approval of a Skype mobile VoIP app for its network may be more PR than substance. But it also signals that wireless operators are trialing mobile voice over IP (VoIP) applications to see whether they can reverse dwindling profits...
- February 15, 2010
Despite a dire economic climate, wireless telecom market revenues reached $215 billion in 2009. Strong smartphone sales could help maintain a rising ARPU trend in 2010, according to a new wireless telecom market review.
- January 14, 2010
Wireless pricing models will probably change, but analysts say charging a premium for prioritized traffic won't turn around flat revenue from unlimited mobile broadband plans.
- December 08, 2009
As Huawei lands contracts across Europe, the telecom equipment provider has yet to score a major deal with any top North American operator. But analysts say that day isn't far off, as the U.S. market becomes a battleground for LTE vendors.
- December 01, 2009
The top 10 telecom industry predictions on business and technology issues from inCode include the death of the smartphone, the rise of the netbook, the challenges of cloud computing and trouble with ARPU and net neutrality.
- November 05, 2009
An intelligent telecom service architecture enables carriers to offer more than dumb pipes, and a new Juniper Networks chipset can make new services cost-effective for carriers.
- November 03, 2009
The goal of providing excellent customer experience prompted telecom provider Global Crossing to re-engineer its operations and processes, including combining the positions of CTO and CIO to reflect the merging of hardware and software to run ...
- October 29, 2009
Supporting bandwidth-heavy apps means telecom operators must revamp their next-generation architecture while also finding ways to raise the average revenue per user (ARPU).
- September 04, 2009
If wireless operators can no longer sign exclusive deals with handset manufacturers, partnering with third-party developers and using internal resources will be key for application development and growing 3G and 4G revenue.
- September 04, 2009
The FCC's wireless inquiry may not result in mandated industry changes, but even so, wireless operators should be changing their business models by offering higher-level services to increase revenue.
- August 26, 2009
Infonetics Research predicts that telecoms will double their spending on mobile backhaul infrastructure by 2013 as they try to strike a balance between providing quality service to customers and not spending so much that it kills their profitability.
- August 06, 2009
Even as carriers battle over-the-top video players, the industry's own video-on-demand services have been doing well and are getting better.
- July 09, 2009
The Department of Justice's preliminary antitrust investigation of telecom giants AT&T, Verizon and Sprint over price-fixing and handset exclusivity deals has investors worried that it could delay 4G network investment. But the DOJ probe is also ...
- June 29, 2009
Alcatel-Lucent's new Advertising Selection Server, also available as a hosted cloud-based service, can help mobile operators increase revenue and become part of the digital media value chain by targeting mobile ads at customers who opt-in to receive...
- June 11, 2009
Strong video growth for mobile and fixed networks is projected, but with carriers seeing little of the video revenue in the current business model, return on investment (ROI) for telecom network optimization is not always a sure thing for service ...