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Operators look to 'fourth wave' as voice, messaging and data revenues start to decline

Much of the research on the wireless industry predicts a grim future for traditional mobile revenues: voice and messaging revenue are on the decline and some experts say that even data revenue has hit its peak. Where, then, should operators look for new sources of income?Consultant Chetan Sharma says that following voice, messaging and data is the "fourth wave" and it will come from operators becoming "digital lifestyle solution providers," where they offer end-to-end solutions to customers. Such offerings can come in almost any vertical industry, like finance, real estate and travel, he said. Sharma spoke during the annual Mobile Future

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11 Sep
FierceWireless @FierceWireless
Operators look to 'fourth wave' as voice, messaging and data revenues start to decline. http://t.co/6m8rYNa5cI (H/T @chetansharma)