New research suggests that if mobile operators change their network strategy soon, they could double their cash returns. STL Research explains how and why operators may already be missing out in The Value of ‘Smart’ Pipes to Mobile Network Operators, an independent research report commissioned by Tellabs.
The report concludes that regardless of business strategy, intelligent networks can drive operators’ shareholder returns. Mobile operators can more than double cash returns by delivering smart services. Smart services can improve operators’ share value and performance, turning today’s value stocks into tomorrow’s growth stocks.
This new research adds further emphasis to research Tellabs commissioned in 2011 that suggested mobile operators will soon face the “end of profit” as mobile data costs begin to exceed revenue. Mobile operators face a stark choice: either change or become unprofitable.