Posts Tagged ‘Telecoms’


What is the future role of the telco? From the many conversations I’ve had with people in the industry, it is clear that the telcos would rather not be just a “bit pipe”, though it has to be said that there’s plenty of money to be made in pipes, so long as you have many of them and pump a lot through. Bit transportation does not generate a lot of revenue by itself, and the presence of pipes does not necessarily encourage people to fill them. I believe one possible bright future for telcos lies in being intermediaries to manage the delivery of high-value bits.

Take, for example, the telco’s position as a “trusted” party. They are already facilitating e-commerce [click title to read more…]