New business models for mobile operators
Issue 2, 2008
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Technology & innovation management

Just a few years ago, mobile network operators dominated their industry. The mobile phone ecosystem was in effect closed, and the network operators controlled not only the networks but also the services and the technology. Today they risk becoming mere "bit-pipe" providers. This article shows which new business models mobile operators can pursue to safeguard their revenues and profits.