Good idea to attend Digital Services Congress next week
It seems that currently everywhere mobile network operators [MNOs] turn, their revenues are being eroded. The EU has hit roaming revenues hard in Europe and the OTT players are impacting revenues from SMS. The one place where MNOs hold a key advantage is in the area of machine-to-machine communications [M2M] and its younger brother – the Internet of Things [IoT]. The key lies in identifying where the growth will come from. GoMo News has a key recommendation – especially for those who happen to be in London, England next week (2nd-4th June 2014). Why not visit the Digital Services Congress?
From the title, readers may not appreciate it but the event is playing host to a whole set of M2M/IoT associated activities.
This second M2M & Internet of Things event breaks down how MNOs can monetise their core competencies and the services beyond their network.
It will also brings together operator M2M best practice within key vertical sectors.
In particular this event aims to show how operators are making money in two key vertical sectors : -automotive and m-health (mobile health).
Attendees will include mobile network operators themselves plus representatives from vertical end users, system integrators, network infrastructure providers, SIM card manufacturers and billing specialists.
A key theme will be extending M2M communications to support the Internet of Everything.
There’s an impressive set of speakers lined up including William Web who is CEO with the key Weightless SIG [Special Interest Group].
Other speakers include Matt Hatton from Machina Research which provides consultancy service to MNOs; device & infrastructure manufacturers; software vendors; regulators, and VCs.
Tom Gardner from Three UK will be amongst the speakers representing MNOs and the list of MNO speakers includes EE, Deutsche Telekom, TeliaSonera, Telecom Italia, Orange, and Turkcell as well as Inmarsat.
It’s even free to attend for certain potential visitors including enterprise M2M users; banks and retailers. Go here for more details.