Operators’ OTT Puzzle: Time to Consider Sleeping with the Enemy?

Over The Top’ mobile internet communications services such as Skype and WhatsApp are set to cost the global mobile industry as much as $182 billion in lost voice and messaging revenue over the next four years, according to research from MobileSquared, sponsored by mobile interaction service provider, tyntec.

This is hardly news. It seems that every week there are new figures published that support the view that operators are being relegated to the role of ‘dump pipes’ and that OTT services are steadily eroding the traditional operator revenue strongholds of voice and SMS. And yet this research is...

By Thorsten Trapp, 16 August 2012, 1 comment. Categories: Apps, Consumers, Operators.