Katie Matthews Katie Matthews Telecoms Industry Analyst - Asia Info

Recent Entries

  • Because I’m ‘appy

    In this fast moving digital age, the app revolution feels like a distant memory. Certainly, its halcyon days – when we consumers rummaged the app store, hungry to gobble up the latest app – are over. Long over. Nielsen’s latest research showed that app downloads actually flat li...
  • Bridging the gap from telco to DSP

    Operators are constantly being told that they need to up their game if they want to remain relevant in the digital economy, and fundamentally alter their business model to maintain a foothold in the value chain.   Articles (very like this one!) urge MNOs to become fully-fledged digital servic...
  • Beware the spider’s web!

    Many have compared telcos’ transformation from pure-play telco to digital players as a metamorphosis. You can see why: the weak, bloated caterpillar (telco) emerging from the chrysalis, reborn as a strong and beautiful butterfly (digital player). A fair analogy but one that perhaps does little...
  • Going beyond data monetization

    I’ve been talking about Sponsored Data as a business model a lot lately – and I’ve largely focused on zero-rating, or iterations of that model, as an approach because it’s one that US operator, AT&T, has shined a spotlight on in the West.   In the East, things are diff...