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Thursday, April 05, 2012

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

Coming up in 3 weeks' time is the next of my & Martin Geddes' workshops on the Future of Voice (and messaging), in Mayfair in Central London. 

This time around, however, we're running two days rather than one - bookable separately or together. The first day is FoV, but the second is the first workshop specifically on Telco-OTT services, as covered in my recent report.

There's a lot of rhetoric about how operators should "deal with OTT", but I'm the only person to publish and speak specifically about how operators can and should become OTT players themselves. I've examined 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.
As before, these are small, interactive workshops - not just hours of slides. With a maximum of 25 attendees, there will be break-out group exercises, Q&A sessions with Martin & myself, roundtable debate and plenty of opportunities for networking. We carefully curate the attendees, to give a mix of operators (incumbent & challenger), vendors of different types, developers, consultants and sometimes regulators and investors.

The cost per delegate is £700 for one day, or £1000 for both days, plus 20% UK VAT.

(Also, if you're interested in attending / sponsoring a US TelcoOTT/FoV event in May or June, please get in touch with me)

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 Telephony
- 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

More detail and registration can be found here

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

Please get in touch with me if you'd like more details, or to book a place for one or both days. (information AT disruptive-analysis DOT com) or online booking via Amiando here

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