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sarahthomas1011
sarahthomas1011
3/18/2015 | 2:38:22 PM
Re: smart business
Yes, and now we can throw T-Mobile into the mix too. Uncarrier 9.0 was all about the SMB market: http://newsroom.t-mobile.com/news/uncarrier-for-business.htm
kq4ym
kq4ym
3/18/2015 | 11:19:11 AM
Re: smart business
It may be interesting to see how Spring progresses compared to AT&T in this service business. And just how being a more specialized business may end up profitwise to the more generalized business plan.
sarahthomas1011
sarahthomas1011
3/17/2015 | 12:06:47 PM
Re: Lets make $ out of thin air
It's a bit more than a mobile app...that's why Sprint walks SMBs through all their finances, to determine the cost savings by bundling in this way, which it says will be sizable, but i'm sure vary by office.

I don't think you can fault the company for trying to "make money out of thin air." That thin air, the SMB market, is pretty attractive right now for just that reason: http://www.lightreading.com/nfv/nfv-tests-and-trials/might-sdn-and-nfv-help-telcos-crack-open-the-smb-market/a/d-id/714452?
VictorRBlake
VictorRBlake
3/16/2015 | 9:23:02 PM
Lets make $ out of thin air
Let's design a service that an enterprise can run OTT as an app for example MDM with Airwatch) for free and charge $5 a month for it. Good for them if they can get away with it. Meanwhile, back in reality there are actual challenges that they could be working on like answering the phone when customers call for support (from Sprint).
MordyK
MordyK
3/16/2015 | 1:58:57 PM
Re: smart business
For a telco this may be a big deal, but for SaaS and other hosted solutions this is simply business as usual. The user-fee innovation is as old as Salesforce.com.
sarahthomas1011
sarahthomas1011
3/16/2015 | 1:54:45 PM
Re: smart business
Pay per person per month for small cell connectivity as well?
MordyK
MordyK
3/16/2015 | 1:53:00 PM
Re: smart business
The cellular coverage capability is easy to add. Its the change of business model opportunity that I find most intriguing
sarahthomas1011
sarahthomas1011
3/16/2015 | 1:29:11 PM
Re: smart business
Yeah, I definitely agree that small cells could/should be a part of WPaaS, especially since Sprint has coverage issues in some spots. That would be an easy fix and a value add. I know Sprint is planning small cells for the enterprise (although it seems somewhat delayed), but it's not part of this yet. Easily could be an add-on in the future though.
MordyK
MordyK
3/16/2015 | 1:24:47 PM
Re: smart business
I've long thought that a similar model would work well for indoor coverage such as DAS and small cells in the retail environment. Instead of paying for the right to deploy the indoor solution, it can be packaged as part of a complete IT and RF solution that also provides indoor coverage, which is something I believe the facility or business would be happy to pay for. 

In theory if third party carriers roamed on the network, the host carrier (Sprint) would be able to charge "rent" and - afetr the appropriate split - apply it as a credit to the overall service bill.
sarahthomas1011
sarahthomas1011
3/16/2015 | 1:21:58 PM
enterprise competition
Sprint's announcement is more evidence that the enterprise is where operators are putting much of their focus right now. AT&T said the same thing last week, and T-Mobile is holding its next Uncarrier event on Wednesday evening. The focus is expected to be on the enterprise. There is a lot of money up for grabs here.
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