Research and Markets: Non-Neutral Mobile Broadband Business Models Report 2014: Sponsored Data, App-Based Charging, Zero-Rating, Blocking & QoS-Enhanced Specialised Services

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p8wlts/nonneutral) has announced the addition of the "Non-Neutral Mobile Broadband Business Models Report 2014" report to their offering.

Sponsored Data, App-Based Charging, Zero-Rating, Blocking & QoS-Enhanced Specialised Services. New Non-Neutral Mobile Broadband Business Models will generate $25bn in 2019 - just 6% of total mobile Internet/data access revenue

The report published has a major study into the viability and potential scale of over 25 forms of "non-neutral" mobile broadband & Internet business models.

2014 has seen huge shifts around the concept of Net Neutrality - the FCC has revealed details of new proposals, while the European Parliament voted for a harder version of neutrality than many in the telecoms industry wanted. Chilean regulators have blocked new "zero-rated" apps from mobile data plans, while Singapore's government stopped operators from trying to "tax" so-called OTT messaging players.

Lobbyists, activists and the wider telecoms and web industries are flooding the media and blog/twitterspheres with commentary, opinion and predictions of what might happen if Net Neutrality is/isn't enforced. Questions, rumours and myths about what may happen, if mysterious and vaguely-defined "Specialised Services" are permitted over broadband networks. Many observers have confused peering deals (eg Comcast/Netflix) with QoS-prioritised services, even though that is an entirely different issue.

But a deeper set of questions is being overlooked:

  • What are the possible outcomes for mobile network operators in a world, where discrimination of data traffic on the basis of price or QoS is permitted?
  • What are the realistic use-cases that might get applied?
  • Who might pay for what services or capabilities?
  • What is already happening in markets with more relaxed laws?
  • Can "two-sided business models" work in mobile broadband?
  • Will operators be able to charge users "per-application"?

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Executive summary
  2. Mobile broadband & Internet: Market dynamics
  3. Neutrality: relevance, regulation & controversy.
  4. Non-neutral broadband: Generic challenges.
  5. Main models for non-neutral mobile broadband:
  6. Forecasts, conclusions & recommendations
  7. Summary

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p8wlts/nonneutral

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Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Telecommunications and Networks