There is no value in plain vanilla communication services. Once in a while we see a post on the WebRTC social groups calling us to check out a great new cool WebRTC video calling service. Many of these are just WebRTC talking heads. Big disappointment. Let’s be clear. If all you are launching is yet another WebRTC based calling service it is a waste of your time and squander of your investor’s money
The claim in this post is that until now operators were struggling with a business model for RCS, a lot of investment and hard to make money. The breakthrough as described in the post comes in the shape and form of an RCS API Gateway. This magic box “offers an industry breakthrough … and connect to existing IP services.” I don’t buy this. Here is why.
WebRTC API platforms are not new around here. From a high level perspective, most of these API platforms seem to be more of the same. Having said that, some have an unfair advantage. AT&T could have taken the me too approach but they didn’t. They took a different and interesting stab at WebRTC and made use of their unfair advantage, their users and their AT&T identity.
Service providers are taking different approaches in their struggle with revenue reduction and the shift of services to OTTs. Many are implementing a few strategies […]
I just came back from the LTE Voice Summit and one of the interesting points many service providers presented was about their hopes from VoLTE. Rightfully there was a consensus that VoLTE will not be a revenue growth generator… Customer retention? Maybe.
Vision Mobile released an interesting report about asymmetric business models and how they are the secret weapon of software companies. I consider this as one of the better reads I had lately. Interesting to see how WebRTC plays here.