Mobile operators are exploring more efficient ways to deliver
voicemail. Unlike traditional IVR voicemail, next generation
voicemail will allow subscribers to look at a list of messages
and listen to them in any order. This technology has the potential
to radically alter the voicemail industry. To help carriers evaluate
this opportunity, this paper explores the business drivers behind voicemail to mms.
Is your MMS service unloved, under-used, or unprofitable?
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In a turbulent telecom environment, traditional carriers
will always face ROI challenges. Increasing competition,
evolving customer needs, and increasing costs make
operating profitably more difficult. Voice over IP (VoIP)
presents both more challenges and more options for CLECs
and ILECs: more competitors on the one hand, but the
potential to significantly lower operating costs on the
other. While service providers have large investments in
legacy technology, new IP-based services are gaining
traction as the business models of the future. As a
result, these carriers are looking for sensible and cost
effective ways to make the transition to IP.
"Next Generation." "Open architecture." "Open system."
These are the buzzwords of today's IT and telecom
industries. There's no denying that an open system
approach is what vendors are using to create platforms
that are expandable in both capacity and features.
There's also no denying that because of this approach,
flexibility in the use of hardware can be achieved,
eliminating the past fears of lock-in, high costs and
obsolescence. But among the voices extolling the virtues
of this approach to system design, are there any with
words of caution?
Voicemail is a must-have feature in every telecom network.
After basic dial tone in wireline networks or airtime in
wireless networks, it is one of the most important
features in terms of revenue, subscriber retention, and
cost of operation. Clearly, treating voicemail as a
competitive weapon makes sense. The question is...how?