Leading operators get together to accelerate digital Life opportunities and time to market
Nine of the world’s leading and most innovative operators have banded together to form an alliance they hope will help give them the edge and their customers a better digital life.
The digital life leaders are – MTS, BT, Deutsche Telekom, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, Millicom, Orange, Rogers, TeliaSonera and TIM. Ā The new Partnering Operator Alliance will allow partners to more efficiently and quickly bring innovative products and services to customers around the world.
These operators can reach a potential customer base of around one billion customers in more than 80 countries around the world. The Alliance is covering all relevant digital life product categories within an operator’s business, mobile as well as fixed, B2C as well as B2B.
The Alliance will focus on exchanging best practices on how to bring partner propositions to the market, on joint efforts in partner scouting and will also exchange knowledge about upcoming trends and services among the group. Together is Better!Ā The Alliance will be expanding to additional digital life operators soon.
The alliance has established relationships with 30 innovative partners including famous OTTs – Airbnb, Celltick, Disconnect, Idoomoo, Magisto, Mojio and Spotify.
Several of the Operators commented and after the Net Neutrality drama in India it was promising to hear Rainer Deutschmann, Chief Product & Innovation Officer of JIO: “JIO is set to enable each Indian to live a digital life. To this end, we have built the globally largest greenfield 4G and fiber network, as well as a suite of digital services enabling entertainment, cloud, payment, and much more. We invite the best partners to work with us to co-create a Digital India.”
David Gillarranz, VP Digital at Millicom: “Millicom operates at the heart of the digital revolution, helping to transform the economic, business and social landscapes in emerging markets. We can do this best when we work together with others to provide a compelling digital ecosystem for customers and this is why we are excited to be part of this new partnering network.”
Mari-Noelle Jego-Laveissiere, Senior Executive Innovation, Marketing and Technologies at Orange said, “Orange is already committed to enabling digital startups to accelerate their growth through its in-house initiatives and its partnerships with operators or large companies. We strongly believe that this alliance will contribute and enhance our collective ability to scale up innovators.”
Leaders always say the best way to predict the future is to create it and together is better. Better to join forces with the OTTs of the world and create and shape the digital life than it is to just let it happen to you.
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