The Great Telecom Platform debate

What’s the future of service providers – telecom and cable companies – in the emerging platform economy? Connectivity and mobility are fundamental, for sure. But right now it feels like our industry is just a spectator as the really big changes unfold. No more a participant in that transformation than, say, Goodyear and Continental are in the tectonic shift to autonomous electric vehicles. Part of the furniture; not part of the conversation. Why is that? Do you think we should talk about it? Figure out what the platform future could look like? So welcome to the Great Telecom Platform Debate.

This blog deals with the following topics

  • What is the platform economy?
  • Pipelines vs Platforms
  • Do service providers need to adopt the platform?
  • Does the platform need to adopt the service provider?
  • Do regulations need to change?

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