Elitecore Technologies » How Intelligent Policy Analytics Can Power Profitability for Operators. In today’s anywhere and everywhere connectivity environment, data is moving to center stage as operators face challenge of high data usage, they are also facing network capacity constraints, new age competition, and increasing revenue pressures.
Elitecore Technologies » How Convergent Billing will be ‘Engine of Growth’ for MSPs. With most of the multi service operators or MSPs looking forward to increasing growth prospects by streamlining customer engagement with their customers, convergent billing is set to become their engine for achieving this growth in the near future.
As per the latest market research reports, the sector will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 22% over the next five years. This will take its value from $2.86 billion at present to $7.88 billion in 2019. If we look at today’s market scenario, data hungry mobility friendly devices such as Tablets, Smartphones, Phablets, Smart TV etc. are fast changing consumer lifestyles and with this change, they are now in need of better high-speed data & Value Added Services to empower their daily usage of applications and services.
To cope up with this demand there is continuous evolution in networks such as 3G, 4G, LTE etc. Elitecore Technologies » How Cable MSOs Can Benefit from OTT Ecosystems. New age monetization needs to come from innovative thinking and this is where Cable MSOs can marry OTT ecosystems to create better value additions for their subscribers and at the same time increase their chances to monetize their efforts.
We all know that cable MSOs have enjoyed exclusivity in a number of market scenarios for years, however, today all this is fast changing in a pay TV scenario. Elitecore Technologies » How Integrated Policy and Charging Can Drive Customer Loyalty with enhanced OTT offerings by the Operator. When it comes to driving business agility, cost-saving and better time-to-market capabilities, integrated policy and charging solutions are increasingly becoming popular within the operator community, globally as well as in India.
This is also pushing new boundaries for customer engagement and increasing the customer loyalty quotient to a whole new level. Today smart devices such as tablets and smartphones are fast entrenching themselves into the daily routine of people; where consumer have various device option to access the internet, be it accessing any video site on mobile or streaming music over laptop. There is a tremendous increase in demand for new and innovative applications based on gaming, entertainment, messaging etc. Elitecore Technologies » Why Operators Need Better LTE Monetization Strategy. Today’s telecom operators are facing a double edged sword in the form of tough data-driven business dynamics where technological landscape is fast changing from 3G to 4G as well as a challenge coming from diminishing profitability.
In such a scenario, operators need to devise a strategy where they look at better monetization coming in from their expanding investments into next generation network rollouts. Smartphones and the fast emergence of OTT apps have led customers to expect Web-like experience from telecoms services and applications, this is where operators find it extremely difficult to utilize their internal infrastructure resources in order to elevate the user experience. And to add to the operator’s challenge, the free nature of most of the OTT applications such as Whatsapp or Facebook have created a perception that operators should not charge for similar services. For example, when South Korea’s pre-RCS trial was successful and popular, the service was free. Elitecore Technologies » Market Technology Trends in OSS/BSS. Below are few technology trends in OSS/BSS for 2015: LTE Monetization – Mobile Operators are facing tougher operating environment, encompassing saturated markets, stringent regulation guidelines, high spectrum acquisition cost, and huge Capex requirement for nationwide network rollouts.
Elitecore Technologies » How LTE-U and Wi-Fi can ensure Growth for Operators. When it comes to accessing data on smart devices, Wi-Fi is one of the most preferred technologies that is making it possible for large quantities of data to be accessed at minimum cost for the user community.
As a result, Wi-Fi is strategic technology where operators invest in order to ensure delivery of high speed data connectivity. According to various studies, globally, about 50% of Internet traffic relies on Wi-Fi and about 3% relies on mobile networks. Elitecore Technologies » How LTE-U and Wi-Fi can ensure Growth for Operators. Elitecore Technologies » Wi-Fi: Enabling Connected Smart City for a Better Tomorrow.
As communication technology is expanding its envelope of opportunities and possibilities, experts believe that Wi-Fi can be the connectivity fabric that can weave the concepts of Smart Cities of tomorrow and drive profitability for the Communications Service Providers and telecom operators.
Powered by seamless communication exchange, smart cities are going to be amazing community hubs that will be more sustainable, efficient, and supportive of citizens information needs. The concept of smart communities is based on providing intelligent infrastructure solutions such as broadband, wireless connectivity, so that connected communities can thrive and open a new world of opportunities for the citizens.
According to a market research, a city will be classified as a smart city only after it incorporates the feature sets of smart homes, smart buildings, smart energy, smart infrastructure, smart connectivity and security. Elitecore Technologies » Operator’s to reinvent themselves with Digital Telco Transformation. Even though telecom industry has been at the front runner towards enabling digitization, yet the telecom segment lacks on having a formidable digital spirit towards enabling seamless interactive experience for its own set of customers.
Today’s customers are increasingly getting used to receiving unique and innovative digital experiences. This is leading customers towards expecting similar or even better digital experience from their telecom operators. Elitecore Technologies » Wi-Fi calling Elevating Growth in Carrier Wi-Fi Business. As more and more smart devices are coming bundled with intelligent Wi-Fi capabilities, developments in applications such as Wi-Fi Calling is making Carrier Grade Wi-Fi as a keystone to operators success towards ensuring customer retention and increasing in-door network coverage.
According to research reports, the global hotspot numbers are expected to grow to more than 340 million – this would roughly translate to about one hotspot for every 20 people on Earth by the end of year 2018. As of today we have one hotspot for every 150 people, so Wi-Fi is surely going to spread its wings and hence experts firmly believe that operators need to future proof their network infrastructure by investing wisely in Wi-Fi today. GSMA on the other hand, has predicted that global carriers will “lose” 85% of mobile data traffic to Wi-Fi networks by the year 2018.
Elitecore Technologies » Journey from Cable TV to Multi Service Operators (MSOs) Image courtesy of anankkml at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Cable Industry is witnessing a major change and has opened up a host of new opportunities for Cable Operator’s. There is a tremendous technology growth in new media which will revolutionize the end user experience in entertainment by offering access to new technology, superior content and other value added services.
Elitecore Technologies » Transforming Customer Experience to Customer Delight – Wi-Fi making it all Seamless and Simple. Today’s stretched work lifestyles often mean that people take their work with them and are expected to get their job done, even when they are on the move. This thirst to connect, work and communicate – on the go – is being quenched by Wi-Fi as this is one access technology that is fast becoming the ‘new normal’. Where you are sitting in a restaurant or a railway station, an airport lounge or standing in a shopping arcade – our smart devices are intelligently equipped that automatically detect the best Wi-Fi connectivity options and help us derive more productivity from lesser effort. Elitecore Technologies » Self Care Service the next frontier in enhancing profitability for telecoms. With the exponential growth of smartphones and next generation networks, operators are looking for smarter ways to connect and engage with their subscribers and this is where the concept of ‘self-care’ is helping operators in terms of uplifting their APRU by enabling self-service user interface.
At a time when end customers look for better experience and increased ease of use for the services, it is time for telecom operators to drive self-care applications and gain more from automated interactions. With the help of enabling self-service driven OSS and BSS systems, today’s CSPs can become tomorrow’s true experience providers and at the same time streamline their customer service, deliver a better customer experience as well as drive down support and call center costs greatly benefiting their operations. Elitecore Technologies » Wi-Fi – Scripting a Revolution in Internet of Things (IoT) As a number of research organisations are predicting, we will soon be finding ourselves amidst more than 50 billion connected things by the end of year 2020. This is a phenomenal figure and is being powered by a number of Internet of Things commonly known as IoT concepts around connecting multiple planes of devices, objects and getting the best from information driven intelligence. In today’s scenario, the whole segment of IoT is quite real, we have a number of IoT driven deployments that are powering ideas and innovations around smart cities, smart homes and smart grid solutions.
Elitecore Technologies » Winning the OTT Battle, the Monetization Way. Today’s telecom operators are ready to partner with OTT players, rather than taking them as their competition – and create innovative monetization models Few years ago; to place a phone call, you picked up your phone, dialed a number and paid the operator charges. Today’s consumers have multiple choices on how they communicate via text or voice, and most of these services are completely free due to rise in OTT services. Applications such as Skype, Whatsapp, Facebook, Viber, Line can be downloaded and used for free, anywhere in the world. Owing to this large set of customers moving towards OTT or Over The Top services; when it comes to quenching customer’s entertainment and service needs, there has been a significant shift in mobile operator mindset regarding OTT communications today. Today, the earlier perception that OTT, communications is a threat has been replaced with a revenue-generating opportunity that is waiting to be realized.
Elitecore Technologies » How Carriers Can Re-imagine Innovation with Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi. Elitecore Technologies » Billing as a Service – all about increased agility and productivity. Elitecore Technologies » Boost your Wi-Fi Business with unique monetization models – Part I. Elitecore Technologies » SPONSORED DATA: Will it see the light of day? In the modern times, “Free’ is no more a cheap word, as today’s customer is value conscious and wants returns on every penny spent, in fact some extra freebies too.
In a data consumer world, it’s no different. Sponsored data enables customers to access mobile content, apps and data services without impacting their data allowance. The data delivery charge is on to the sponsoring company—the company could be a content provider, an advertiser, or any third party (e.g. healthcare provider, employer, information agency). SPONSORED DATA: Will it see the light of day.