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LTKA #3: Services Convergence

Connected Services and Cloud Computing: Services Convergence. Changes happened & will always be happening: Mobile 2.0, Telco 2.0, Diffused Computing, IoT, Pervasive Mobile Computing, Ubiquitious Computing, Everyware, Networked Mesh Computing.


Pre-Convergence Landscape

  • Two Separate Islands
  • Telcos: Device - Dumb + Closed; Network - Private + Vertically Integrated + Intelligent; The Begin of Industry Competitions (local)
  • Computing: Device - Intelligent (SW) + Open; Network - Public + Horizontally Integrated + Dumb

Convergence

  • One Big Island
  • Device - Intelligent (SW) + Open
  • Network ?

From Mobile Telephony to Mobile 2.0

From EU Houshold Spending 2011 Data:

  • Average Spending for Communications -> 3%; Telcos are Gatekeeper for this need
  • Average Spending for the Rest -> 97%; Ecosystems are Gatekeeper for these needs.

Services Convergence - Direct Impacts

  1. New Values & Commodities: Covering almost every aspect of our daily lives
  2. New Schemes for Values Distribution: Several parties in the ecosystems play their own roles
  3. New Business Players / Parties: Mobile Telephony -> Telcos + Suppliers; Mobile Computing -> Ecosystem Owners + Partners / Participants
  4. New Business Models: Mobile Telephony -> Proven + Predictable; Mobile Computing -> New + Unpredictable; New Asymmetric vs. Legacy Business Models

Services Convergence - Indirect Impacts

  1. New Opportunities & Threats
  2. The Clash of Business Models
  3. New Business Order and Market Leadership
Author

Eueung Mulyana

Engineer. Lecturer. Programmer. Open Source Enthusiast.