How to Make Money from Smart Cities
As cities around the world grow in size, we are beginning to see that strained resources, infrastructure, and services are causing natural limits to urban growth, which in turn limits the economic growth opportunity. To combat this, cities as diverse as Barcelona, Nice, Kansas City and Songdo in South Korea, are starting to leverage advanced […]
Next Generation Mobile Monetization
As I described in my previous blog How the Mobile Industry Will Make Money in the Future, the history of the mobile industry has involved huge and successful waves of revenue growth. Lucrative revenues from the first wave of voice and the second messaging wave have crested and are now in decline. Mobile data access […]
What do predictions about 5G mean for the Future of Mobility?
With the recent exponential growth of mobile devices, it is hard not to look ahead for the next big thing that will transform technology as we know it. One current hot topic is 5G. While most industry experts agree it is a ways off, there are obvious reasons for excitement — including how it will […]
How Will Mobile Operators Make Money in the Future?
The mobile market continues to evolve at a blindingly fast pace. It seems as though new faster, sleeker, and more powerful mobile devices are launched every day. And new categories of mobile devices are created almost overnight. The number of applications available to run on these revolutionary new mobile devices is staggering, numbering in the […]
How Service Providers Can Profit From Smart Cities
The UN estimates that at some point between 2008 and 2009 the world’s urban and rural populations became equal in size for the first time in human history. Urbanization is set to continue as the rural population seeks the wealth and social opportunity that cities offer. In the period from 2007 to 2050, the UN […]
Understanding the Changing Mobile User
Mobile communications today is virtually indistinguishable from the first mobile call that was made four decades ago. We have gone from monster handsets to pocket-sized portable computers. Mobile communications has become an essential part of our daily lives. For mobile operators and other companies operating in this space it is essential to know the facts […]
Small Cells Are Big For Business
Closing the big deal. Calming an irate customer. Clarifying instructions given in an email. Voice has long been the killer app for business. As the world goes mobile, smartphones are...
Observations from Mobile World Congress 2014
I have just returned from a very interesting and jammed-packed week at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona. More than 75,000 people were estimated to have attended this...
Five Predictions for the Future of Wi-Fi and Mobile
New devices, changes in customer behaviors, and technological advances are rapidly changing the mobile market and consumers’ expectations of mobility. A recent Cisco study of mobile consumers reveals how much, and how quickly the world of mobility is changing. The survey uncovers some startling revelations about what consumers are doing on their mobile devices, how […]