Telruptive extends focus. Saving operators no longer top priority…
For the last year and a half Telruptive focused on trying to save operators from becoming bit pipes and with it trying to save employment in the telecom industry. This has been a major limitation for the type of blog posts that could be published. Starting today Telruptive’s focus has been extended. Any innovation, disruptive technology or business practice that has to do with communication between people as well as machines is valid. Communication is not seen as pure telecommunication but is seen in its widest interpretation, moving information between one or more parties.
Why is saving operators no longer a priority?
There has been no proof in the last year and a half that most operators will not become bit pipes. Most operators will either become bit pipes, consolidate or worse. Telecom solution providers will either shrink, consolidate or worse. Only real innovative operators will have a chance to be active outside of communication infrastructure. Unfortunately there are very few of those. LTE will seriously disrupt the operator’s monopoly on voice calls. iMessage, Whatsapp and similar services already crossed the tipping point and are disrupting the SMS business. Operators ‘ answer has been nothing or too-few-too-late. The telecom industry resembles the titanic more each day. It was once the most luxurious cruise ship of its time. But disruptive icebergs are making it sink. Instead of building lifeboats with material found on board, the operators seems to have taken the decision to play music and await what will happen.
Telruptive wants to inform innovators about new ways of communicating, new disruptive technologies they should use, new disruptive business models they should implement, etc. Innovators can be operators, telecom solution providers but can also be dotcoms or people not linked to the telecom industry. This is what Telruptive will be focusing on in the future.