I will be at London Telco-OTT & Future of Voice workshops April 26-27 with @disruptivedean @martingeddes


London Telco-OTT & Future of Voice workshops April 26-27

The first day is Future of Voice (more details from Martin can be found here.)  Day 2 is a  workshop specifically on Telco-OTT services.   There's a lot of rhetoric about how operators should "deal with OTT", but Dean is the only person to publish and speak specifically about how operators can and should become OTT players themselves Dean’s recent report  where he examines more than 100 different telco Internet-based offers, spanning a wide variety of service segments, and have advised operators around the world on opportunities and risks.

 The cost per delegate is £700 for one day, or £1000 for both days, plus 20% UK VAT. Registration http://www.amiando.com/FoV5.html


Future of Voice
Day 1 (April 26th) is an evolution of our previous workshop format on the evolution of telephony, voice services, new communications business models and hot topics around personal connectivity and interaction. It spans everything from underlying psychology (why do people make phone calls? what are the fundamental drivers that determine why we want to connect with each other?) to the evolving nature of voice "beyond the phone call". It considers concepts such as:

-          Peak Telephone

-          Free, Freemium and Less-than-Free business models

-          Why "voice" and "telephony" are not the same thing

-          Personal portfolios of voice & messaging

-          The slow death of standards & interoperability

-          VoLTE & RCS / RCSe (including thoughts on Joyn)

-          APIs and developer initiatives around VoIP & communications

-          "Cloud voice"

-          Operator innovation around voice

-          Thoughts on regulation, interconnect & fixed VoIP

Telco-OTT strategies & services
Day 2 (April 27th) is the first public workshop on Telco-OTT services. I'll cover some of the key themes explored in my recent report, plus additional insights gleaned in recent months of engagement with various clients, plus meetings at MWC and other events. It will span fixed and mobile OTT services, from mobile VoIP to online video, and from femtocells to cloud SaaS.

-          History of Telco-OTT (there's a surprising amount!)

-          The import / export model for telcos

-          Death of Ubiquity: Why OTT is inevitable for operators

-          Segmentation of Telco-OTT (comms, content, cloud, connectivity)

-          Technology enablers & platforms

-          Specific analysis of Telco-OTT VoIP & messaging services

-          Partnering with Internet-OTT players vs. developing own-brand operator services

-          Build vs. buy vs. acquire

-          Case studies - success, failure & innovation

-          Organisational & operational challenges for telco-OTT

-          Implications for investors, regulators & industry bodies

-          Round-up of vendors and operators' activities on Telco-OTT