May 14, 2018

Retail consumers – Challenges

Competition to secure retail consumers has resulted in price cutting, as differences in service features is marginal. The option to secure loyal and an increasing number of consumers through facilitating businesses, particularly SMEs, who in turn would act as a channel to generate what we call the “network effect”, is a proven formula that has been used successfully by digital giants.

CSPs have traditionally focused on directly wooing the retail consumer, which does not permit significant value addition to the consumer’s business model, outside of the CSPs own intrinsic capability. An alternative has been – to create communities consuming related artefacts, operating under the CSP’s network in a platform model, such as Smart Cities to secure IoT (Internet of Things) traffic….

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