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Roaming remains hugely important to mobile operators, with Informa forecasting that revenues from roaming services will reach $28.3bn worldwide in 2016. This webinar reveals the industry views on the ...

Roaming remains hugely important to mobile operators, with Informa forecasting that revenues from roaming services will reach $28.3bn worldwide in 2016. This webinar reveals the industry views on the future of roaming from a survey carried out by Informa/Telecoms.com Intelligence and answered by 600 operators.

These webinar slides discuss:

- How roaming services are evolving

- The most successful strategies to stimulate data roaming usage

- The impact of past and future regulation

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    The Future of Roaming The Future of Roaming Presentation Transcript

    • The Future of Roaming Mike Hibberd, Editorial Director, Telecoms.com Corine Suscens Senior Marketing Manager, Openet
    • The Future of Roaming Mike Hibberd, Editorial Director, Telecoms.com Corine Suscens Senior Marketing Manager, Openet
    • Top Strategies to Increase Data Roaming Revenues 11th April 2013 Corine Suscens, Senior Marketing Manager
    • 2 w w w . o p e n e t . c o m © Copyright 2013 Openet – Company Confidential For Use Under Non-Disclosure Only • Activating Dormant Roamers and the role of Data Service Passes • Operator Case Studies • Maximizing the Data Roaming Revenue Potential • Addressing the Upcoming 2014 EU Data Roaming Regulation Agenda: Top Strategies to Increase Data Roaming Revenues
    • 3 w w w . o p e n e t . c o m © Copyright 2013 Openet – Company Confidential For Use Under Non-Disclosure Only Mobile Data Roaming: Untapped Revenue Opportunity Source: Juniper Research, Mobile Roaming Report, October 2012
    • 4 w w w . o p e n e t . c o m © Copyright 2013 Openet – Company Confidential For Use Under Non-Disclosure Only • Cost control / Real-time visibility • Simple, clear and reasonable pricing • Real-time alerts, dashboards, spending limits • Offer peace of mind • Stimulates trust and spend Activating Dormant Roamers Informa Industry Survey 2013 | 1931 respondents, 600 operators: How successful do you believe the following strategy could be in encouraging subscribers to use data roaming services? (ranked 1-5, 1 being unsuccessful, 5 very successful)
    • 5 w w w . o p e n e t . c o m © Copyright 2013 Openet – Company Confidential For Use Under Non-Disclosure Only • Western Europe: Anti-bill shock roaming controls • Capped charges, spending limits, usage alerts > Revenue increase • 45% global roaming revenue (2012) • Only 25% global roamers • Many dormant roamers unaware of cost reductions and controls • Keep switching off data • Importance of timely engagement/interaction Roaming Cost Control and Real-time Visibility: The Western Europe Example Sources: Juniper Research, Mobile Roaming Report, October 2012 European Commission, Special Eurobarometer 356, Roaming in 2010, Publication February 2011
    • 6 w w w . o p e n e t . c o m © Copyright 2013 Openet – Company Confidential For Use Under Non-Disclosure Only Real-time Visibility and Interaction: An Opportunity to Upsell Direct to the Device • Combined real-time alerts with relevant offers • Timely, context-aware offers • E.g triggered at airport, when subscriber appears not to be an airport worker (based on frequency) • E.g. Subscriber to music streaming service switches off roaming data – triggers offer: 1 day 50MB data roaming service pass, with free access to music streaming for €3
    • 7 w w w . o p e n e t . c o m © Copyright 2013 Openet – Company Confidential For Use Under Non-Disclosure Only • Flexible, casual access to data services • Can combine data quota, time, and access to specific applications • Examples • 30 MB for 1 day, 100 MB for 1 week • With or without automatic renewal • Unlimited access to Google Map for a week • Total cost control, clarity, simplicity The Role of Data Service Passes Informa Industry Survey 2013 1931 respondents, 600 operators: How successful do you believe the following strategy could be in encouraging subscribers to use data roaming services? (ranked 1-5, 1 being unsuccessful, 5 very successful)
    • 8 w w w . o p e n e t . c o m © Copyright 2013 Openet – Company Confidential For Use Under Non-Disclosure Only EMEA Operator Challenges • Customer bill shock & fear of it • Multiple SIMs/devices and contracts for different countries • Very competitive marketplace • High number of frequent travellers Business Implications • Poor roaming experience and lack of loyalty • Missed revenue opportunity The Role of Data Service Passes – Case Study Increasing Data Roaming Revenues 1/2 Results •35% increase in data roaming revenue • More loyalty: bill shock prevention, innovation, choice • Reducing customer service costs • Competitive differentiation Data Roaming Service Passes
    • 9 w w w . o p e n e t . c o m © Copyright 2013 Openet – Company Confidential For Use Under Non-Disclosure Only Data Roaming Service Pass Control and visibility to customers • Add-on to base contract • Large distribution (scratch cards, online, SMS) • Pre-purchased and pre-activated • To be activated upon landing in foreign zone • On landing, SMS advising to set data limits (via SMS) or buy a package • SMS alerts at 90% & 100% of consumption • Usage can be checked anytime via SMS, USSD The Role of Data Service Passes – Case Study Increasing Data Roaming Revenues 2/2 Flexibility and choice to customers • After package ends, subscriber can buy a new package or set a limit on existing contract • Roaming package can be extended X times (configurable) to accommodate change of plans
    • 10 w w w . o p e n e t . c o m © Copyright 2013 Openet – Company Confidential For Use Under Non-Disclosure Only • Data day pass offered to existing customers who don’t have a data plan • Increased data revenue and ARPU, cost reduction, customer satisfaction The Role of Data Service Passes - Case Study Upselling Data - Rogers Communication Source: Billing World http://www.billingworld.com/articles/2012/07/rogers-day-pass-pays-off-for-company-and-consumer.aspx 98% Reduction in billing credit & adjustments 120,000 Reduction in customer care calls (per year) 15% Data pass users signed up to post-paid data plan (within a couple of months)
    • 11 w w w . o p e n e t . c o m © Copyright 2013 Openet – Company Confidential For Use Under Non-Disclosure Only • Roaming data passes • Pre-purchase or purchase while roaming (via text message or an app) • Automatic activation upon using data services while roaming • Real-time usage alerts • Pre-purchased passes expire after 30 days if still not activated The Role of Data Service Passes – Case Study Roaming Data - Rogers Communications
    • 12 w w w . o p e n e t . c o m © Copyright 2013 Openet – Company Confidential For Use Under Non-Disclosure Only • Online purchasing and self provisioning of data service passes - plans active for 30 days or until depleted • Alerts + customers can view up to date usage on self-care portal (on their device) • Payment via post-pay bill or credit/debit card for non AT&T subscribers • Extends market reach and revenue The Role of Data Service Passes – Case Study Selling Data / Data Roaming to Non Subscribers - AT&T
    • 13 w w w . o p e n e t . c o m © Copyright 2013 Openet – Company Confidential For Use Under Non-Disclosure Only Maximizing the Data Roaming Revenue Potential: On-Device Sales/Purchase and Interaction Informa Industry Survey 2013 | 1931 respondents, 600 operators
    • 14 w w w . o p e n e t . c o m © Copyright 2013 Openet – Company Confidential For Use Under Non-Disclosure Only • Opportunity for operators • On-device engagement to upsell and make purchase easy • Cost savings: e.g. customer service /sales • Unprecedented satisfaction for customers • Convenience: purchase and service delivery anytime, anywhere • On-device, real-time usage visibility: dashboards, alerts On-Device Sales/Purchase and Interaction
    • 15 w w w . o p e n e t . c o m © Copyright 2013 Openet – Company Confidential For Use Under Non-Disclosure Only • Provide cost control and real-time visibility to roamers • Better engage with roamers to upsell packages • Make purchasing easy anytime, anywhere • Simplest, most effective strategy: • Data roaming service passes (e.g. 30MB for a day) • With on-device purchasing and interaction • And real-time usage dashboards and alerts = The ultimate data roaming experience (8s video) Summary: Maximizing Data Roaming Revenues…
    • 16 w w w . o p e n e t . c o m © Copyright 2013 Openet – Company Confidential For Use Under Non-Disclosure Only • The 2014 EU Regulation: Creating a roaming marketplace • From 1st July 2014, customers will be allowed to sign up for an alternative mobile roaming offer, separate from their contract for national mobile services, whilst using the same phone number • Outlined strategy to secure roaming revenues from existing customers • Upsell data roaming service passes preferably before they leave • Send context-aware offers: E.g. at airport • Enable on-device purchase and real-time usage visibility • Making money from visitors • Requires platform flexibility to sell data roaming service passes to non subscribers visiting (e.g. AT&T model) … and Addressing the Upcoming 2014 EU Regulation
    • 17 w w w . o p e n e t . c o m © Copyright 2013 Openet – Company Confidential For Use Under Non-Disclosure Only Thank you Corine Suscens, Senior Marketing Manager corine.suscens@openet.com www.openet.com/data-roaming