Find Great MNO Service Innovation Ideas at the MWC 2016

Real-time
Contextual Offers

There's plenty of data residing within Operators' operational and support systems that can be translated into actionable insights that help Operators deliver timely and highly personalized offers to subscribers. Contextual offers including location-based services are fueling new monetization opportunities for Operators and are contributing significantly to the increase of ARPU and subscriber satisfaction. More market updates on Contextual Offers.

 

Stand 2F36

Openet’s Policy & Charging solution enables Operators to implement real-time offers based on customers’ usage, location and revenue generation requirements.

Stand i10, Hall 5

MDS provides a real-time solution supported by analytics that proactively presents the offers your customer’s need.

Stand 5I51, Hall 5

Sandvine OutReach provides CSPs with a single product to build, execute, and manage personalized omni-channel subscriber engagement campaigns.

Stand 7E14, Hall 7

Alepo delivers real-time, contextual policy control and policy-driven offers, like bandwidth on demand, location-based services, congestion control and segmented offers.

Stand B51, Hall 7


AsiaInfo’s Veris RTI provides insights that enables Operators to respond to each individual customer at the right time via the right channel.


Stand 5G40, Hall 5


Fascinating demo to see at MWC - Perfecting customer experience with the right content in the right context to the right channel.


Stand A41, Hall 8.1

Xura’s Collect Services provide out-of-credit users the opportunity to keep communicating, recouping Operator revenue, which would otherwise be lost.

Booth G11, Hall 5

F5 provides Operators context-aware insight into networks and subscribers, enabling them to deliver the right personalized services.

Stand 7F60, Hall 7

MATRIXX Software provides solutions for Real-time Contextual Offers leveraging its unique real-time Digital Commerce platform.

 

 

Sponsored Data

Starting with AT&T's sponsored data initiative to Bharti Airtel's sponsored OTT access, there's plenty of excitement in the sponsored data space. Whether Operators are boosting their mobile data take-up rates, augmenting their advertising revenues by working with merchants or partnering with content publishers to provide connectivity-bundled offers to subscribers, sponsored data has seen a string of early rollouts in 2015 and will continue to see many more this year. More market updates on Sponsored data.

 

Stand 2F36, Hall 2

Openet’s Sponsored Data enables a content provider/ a global brand to offer subscribers free access to online/App content without impacting their mobile data allowance.

Booth A63, Hall 8.1

Opera Sponsored Web Pass allows operators to build new revenues and brand relationships through sponsored, no-cost internet access.

Stand 8.1B58, Hall 8.1 

Syntonic's Freeway enables Operators to partner app developers, advertisers and content providers to roll out sponsored data offers for subscribers.

Stand B51, Hall 7

AsiaInfo’s Veris O2P is a B2B collaboration platform allowing operators to create innovative products and offers including sponsored data.

Stand 7E14, Hall 7

Discover the revenue potential of application-based plans and offers with Alepo such as social media happy hours, sponsored data and app bundles.

Stand A41, Hall 8.1

Xura’s Sponsored SMS service enables out-of-credit users to continue communicating once they opt in to receiving advertising sponsored messages.

Stand 7F60, Hall 7

MATRIXX Software's real-time Digital Commerce Platform enables DSPs to implement sponsored data on their mobile offerings. 

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 Shared Plans &
Triple-Play Offers

Music streaming, mobile TV subscription with VoD add-on, cloud-based apps, VoLTE, WiFi calling and connected home service, all these bundled with voice, messaging and browsing data - this is what a typical data bundle will look like in 2016. At the same time, sharing of data is extended from people and devices to sharing of a single quota between fixed, mobile and WiFi. Operators are creating complex and highly customized plans. More market updates on Mobile Data Plans.

 

Stand 2F36, Hall 2

Openet’s Policy & Charging solution enables control of data usage and data gifting while supporting multiple RGUs (mobile, landline, broadband, TV services) on a single account.

Stand 5I51, Hall 5

Sandvine’s Quota Manager & Usage Mgt Product enable CSPs to offer zero-rated offerings and incentives for subscribers to add more devices to shared plans.

Stand i10, Hall 5

MDS CMP empowers DSPs with a complete monetisation platform for any service and any offer.

Stand 5L7MR, Hall P5, GRAN VIA

Digital Route’s PCRF offers an open platform and flexible architecture to accelerate the development of new services, e.g. VoD.

Stand 7E14, Hall 7

With Alepo’s solution, subscribers can use a mobile app to easily share and gift data services.

Booth 5G51 Hall 5

Mahindra Comviva’s Smart Policy Control enables Operators to identify and differentiate traffic flows in the network and thus create innovative offers tailored to the user’s context.

Stand 7K50, Hall 7

Logisense’s EngageIP platform provides multi-play providers with complete agility and flexibility through real-time usage rating, monetization and subscriber management.

Booth G11, Hall 5

F5's policy charging and control solutions help Operators deploy shared data plans and multi-device policies while achieving a high QoS.

Stand 7F60, Hall 7

MATRIXX Software's Digital Commerce platform enables bundling of a wide range of digital services for Digital Service Providers.  

 

 

 

Special Events during MWC 2016...

 

IOPN Awards Evening
GLUB Café
23 Feb, 7pm - 9pm


The Intelligent Open Networking (IOPN) Awards recognizes solutions which combine open source networking with intelligence.


Nexterday Party
Get tickets from Booth 5G40, Hall 5
24 Feb, 7pm till late


Live performances, DJ, superhero nitro cocktails, open bar + finger food, transportation and open air networking area


#GoBeyond Party
Bestial Beach Club, Port Olympico
22 Feb, 7pm – 10pm


Drinks, DJ, and food. Tickets SOLD OUT but visitors can join the waitlist - just click ad.


fring Alliance party
Booth # 2I31, Hall 2
23rd Feb, 6 pm - 8 pm

 

 

 

VoLTE & WiFi Calling

VoLTE and WiFi Calling were 2015's most popular rollouts, and Operators are marrying these two services to offer competitive IP-based voice plans for their retail and enterprise customers. Poised to take over from the traditional CS voice and give OTTs a run for their money, VoLTE and WiFi Calling are marking the comeback of telcos in a big way. More on rollouts of VoLTE and WiFi Calling around the globe.

 

Stand 2F36, Hall 2

Openet’s Policy Manager enables Operators to deploy VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling with little impact to current infrastructure and with features such as flexible charging.

Stand 7E14, Hall 7

Alepo boasts proven experience in LTE and Carrier Wi-Fi offload and hotspot monetization.

Stand 6G31, Hall 6

Polystar’s Service Enablement solutions allow MNOs to launch VoLTE, VoWiFi and MMTEL services, deploy network enhancements and accelerate time to market.

Stand 5G66, Hall 5

Aptilo Service Management Platform™ is a vendor-agnostic 3GPP AAA for Wi-Fi calling.

Stand 5L7MR, Hall P5, GRAN VIA

Leveraging PCRF, DigitalRoute delivers the full integration between VoLTE/other IMS based services with mobile core.

Stand 5I51, Hall 5

Sandvine’s universal PCRF supports 3GPP, PCMM and other interfaces to facilitate deployment in any network type, enable QoS and fraud prevention for VoLTE or WiFi Calling.

Booth G11, Hall 5

F5's VoLTE solution fulfils Operators' need to optimize network resources to get the most from their VoLTE investment.

Stand 7F60, Hall 7

MATRIXX Software real-time Digital Commerce platform powers Operators' VoLTE/WiFi Calling offerings.
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Enterprise Cloud

Cloud-based, virtualized services, from BYOD schemes to M2M services, are accelerating businesses' time to market, reducing the complexities of managing massive IT systems and infrastructures while helping enterprises stay lean and agile in highly competitive environments. Enterprises are increasingly turning to Operators to provide them with the cloud-based platforms that they can plug in and operate anytime, from anywhere, on any device. More on Operator Cloud Services initiatives in the past year.

 

Stand C71, Hall 5

Voyage, a complete cloud-based OTT TV Everywhere as a Service (TVaaS) solution offers content providers flexibility, agility, speed and cost savings.

Stand 5I51, Hall 5

Sandvine’s Cloud Services Policy Controller enables CSPs/ SIs to host and power differentiated policy control-based Internet services for businesses.

Stand B51, Hall 7

AsiaInfo offers a landmark cloud-based proposition for operators - to be unveiled at the MWC.

HALL 8.1, Stand 8.1B58 

Syntonic DataFlex reduces mobile BYOD costs by more than 50%, enhancing workforce productivity with split billing and application data analytics.

Booth 2I31, Hall 2

GENBAND’s Nuvia Unified Communications (UC) is a cloud-based white label solution that delivers carrier-class UC services including instant messaging, mobile applications and video conferencing.


Stand 5G41, Hall 5

Allot assures Quality of Service (QoS) and improves user productivity by managing performance challenges associated with cloud data centers and application delivery.


Stand 5G40, Hall 5


Comptel Digital Service Transformation takes CSPs on a journey towards virtualization in the cloud, with the cloud and from the cloud.


Stand 7K50, Hall 7

Logisense’s cloud-based EngageIP platform supports complex billing needs with an agile, cost-effective billing, rating and provisioning service offering.

Stand A41, Hall 8.1

With forge by Xura, advanced real-time communications including video, voice, chat and content sharing can be seamlessly integrated into websites/ apps.

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Direct Carrier Billing and Mobile Payments

The combination of NFC capabilities, Operator wallet and mobile banking services together with carrier billing arrangements are turning Operators into new digital financial intermediaries. Operators have even started creating their own digital bank branches! More on recent deployments of Operator Payment Services and Carrier Billing.

 

Booth 5G51 Hall 5

mobiquity® Wallet is a white-label mobile wallet solution that represents an evolution in mobile commerce by integrating payments, loyalty, and mobile marketing.

Booth 2I31, Hall 2

GENBAND’s fring Alliance offers new revenue-generating services including in-app advertising and money transfers.

App Planet, Booth 8.1J35

Fortumo helps mobile operators generate additional revenue through carrier billing from leading app stores, digital media companies and game developers.

Meeting Room 2A30MR, Hall 2

SLA Mobile works with global Mobile Operators and Merchants to drive new revenue streams through Direct Operator Billing.

Stand A41, Hall 8.1

Xura’s IOU Service enables Operators to offer a ‘loan’ for out-of-credit users so they can top-up and continue communicating.

 

 

Rich Communication Services

With VoLTE picking up pace, rich communication services(RCS) is poised to redefine Operators' communications offering for both retail and enterprise sectors, driving new service experience for users via real-time, rich media features such as video calling, file transfers, location updates, contact-info sharing, instant messaging and white-boarding. More market updates in the RCS space.

 
XYZ Technologies
Stand ZZZ#222,
Hall 989

Booth 2I31, Hall 2

fring enables Operators to launch their own cloud-based white label mobile OTT app offering voice, video, chat and texting capabilities.

Stand A41, Hall 8.1

Xura’s RCS solutions can delivered across any internet-enabled device, safeguards revenues from current services and creates monetization of new IP services.
XYZ Technologies
Stand ZZZ#222,
Hall 989

 

 

Mobile TV / Video Services

With video consumption on mobile devices skyrocketing, Operators are starting to offer their own over-the-top mobile TV channels, latest being the much talked about T-Mobile US' BingeOn service. Multiscreen capabilities combined with one-click access to a vast collection of on-demand and subscription services are paving way for plenty of action in this space. More market updates for Operator Video service rollouts.  

 

Work Station No.3,
French Pavilion,
App Planet - Hall 8.1

Leading provider of #TelcoTV, offering Mobile centric TV solutions optimised for telcos needs, as demonstrated with the largest operator in Europe.

Stand C71, Hall 5

Voyage, a TV Everywhere as a Service(TVaaS) solution provides content protection, delivery, and discovery to help Operators shape the ultimate multi-screen content experience.

Booth 5G71, Hall 5

Siemen's Smart Video Engine rules the entire Over-The-Top distribution from ingest to end user applications with one single content contract management system.

Booth 5G51 Hall 5

The Moodit Digital Store enables Mobile Operators to source a wide range of content for their Mobile TV/Mobile Videos services and apps platforms.

 

 

Operator WiFi Services

WiFi is back in full force. And why not? This last 24 months saw sales of WiFi-only devices increasing, WiFi calling deployments accelerating, and smartphone users becoming more and more dependent on WiFi as they consume higher amounts of bandwidth. Operator WiFi services, including WiFi roaming is reaching its tipping point, and this year is poised to see the bundling of WiFi (for e.g. WiFi Passes, Unlimited access at Operator Hotspots, inflight WiFi allowances and venue-based WiFi access) across standard mobile data packages becoming a common feature. More market updates for Operator WiFi services.

 

Stand 5I51, Hall 5

Sandvine’s Cloud Services Policy Controller enables business app prioritization on WiFi, delivery of real-time ads, content filtration and usage enforcement.

Stand 5G66, Hall 5

Aptilo offers carrier-class Wi-Fi service management and offloading solutions, and will be demoing the new Aptilo Venue Wi-Fi Manager.

Stand 2F36, Hall 2

Openet’s Network Selection Intelligence solution enables traffic load balancing between the core network and Operator’s WiFi assets, reducing congestion and enhancing QoS.

Stand 7E14, Hall 7

Alepo is launching the most advanced Carrier-Class Wi-Fi solutions for any carrier's convergent network environment.

Stand 6G31, Hall 6

Polystar’s Service Enablement solutions allow MNOs to launch WiFi services, deploy network enhancements and accelerate time to market.

Booth 2I31, Hall 2

GENBAND’s Wireless Access Gateways for Carrier WiFi enables seamless roaming across 3G, 4G LTE small cells and Carrier Wi-Fi networks.

Booth 5G71, Hall 5

Siemens WiFi Offload solution via the EAP-SIM/AKA secure authentication method allows seamless switchover from mobile to WiFi with a single log-in.

Stand 7F60, Hall 7

MATRIXX Software enables Operators to bundle Operator WiFi services as part of their mobile data plans leveraging Matrixx's real-time Digital Commerce platform.

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IoT/M2M Services

Doors, windows, thermostats, lighting, air-conditioning, washing machines, fridges, TV sets, cars, children and pets - all these are now being watched, reported and 'managed' by the Operator. Operators' IoT platforms are today able to integrate any 'thing' or anyone, providing subscribers with real-time monitoring and control - 24 hours a day - for individuals, households and enterprises. Check out all the innovation that is taking place in the Operator IoT/M2M space.

 

Stand i10, Hall 5

MDS’s CMP platform allows MVNO’s to extend their offers for IoT/M2M services.

Stand 7K50, Hall 7

EngageIP, Logisense’s flexible real time usage rating and billing platform enables IoT service providers to realize competitive market advantages and maximize efficiency.

Booth G11, Hall 5

F5 provides a scalable and secure platform for building an IoT-ready infrastructure enabling operators to reap the benefits of IoT innovation.

Stand A41, Hall 8.1

Xura’s WebRTC enables rich communication features to be incorporated into websites, services, apps and any IP-enabled object using APIs and SDKs.

Stand C10, Hall 8.0

SIGFOX’s global IoT communications service allows MNO’s to integrate simple, cost-effective, energy-efficient connectivity into their offers.

Stand 5G40, Hall 5


By making IoT into a natural, but revolutionary extension of current digital services, Operators can play a bigger role and capture their true potential in IoT.

 

 

MORE INNOVATIONS...

 Carrier Billing/BSS

The key to mobile data service innovations are charging and billing capabilities that are able to converge various mobile services - from traditional voice and SMS, to data and content plans to even IoT/M2M bundling, account for these services at KB level in real-time across all networks, manage global services and provide real-time analytics and control for service providers. More updates on Billing Support Systems.

 

Stand 2F36, Hall 2

Openet’s Policy & Charging solution enables control of data usage and data gifting while supporting multiple RGUs (mobile, landline, broadband, TV services) on a single account.

Booth 5G51 Hall 5

Mahindra Comviva’s Smart Policy Control enables Operators to identify and differentiate traffic flows in the network and thus create innovative offers tailored to the user’s context.

Stand i10, Hall 5

MDS has proven capability to support MVNO billing for mobile and the carrier.

Stand 7E14, Hall 7

Alepo delivers real-time charging and carrier billing solutions to mobile operators and internet service providers worldwide.

Stand 5G40, Hall 5


By redesigning data product portfolios again and again in accelerating cycles, CSPs can stay relevant with their offering to generation cloud customers.


Stand 7K50, Hall 7

Logisense’s EngageIP platform provides service providers with complete agility and flexibility through real-time usage rating, monetization and subscriber management.

Stand 7F60, Hall 7

MATRIXX Software is powering the billing of a wide range of digital service offerings by DSPs via its unique real-time Digital Commerce platform.

Stand 5B20, Hall 5

CSG's business support solutions are serving major CSPs globally, including leaders in fixed, mobile, and next-generation networks
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The MNO Innovation Guide is intended to assist Mobile Network Operator representatives visiting the MWC 2016 to catch up on service innovations in the mobile space especially services that were most deployed throughout last year and which are the fastest growing.

The MWC 2016 concluded successfully on the 25th of February 2016. In case you missed it, here's our photo gallery that captures all the sights and scenes from the event. 

See you again next year with MWC 2017 MNO Innovation Guide.

 


 

 


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