2018-02-27 17:08:00

Unlocking Opportunities of IoT as the Future of Telco Business

Unlocking Opportunities of IoT as the Future of Telco Business

Global telecom carriers are now facing a significant decrease trend in their basic communication service revenues–as much as 30 percent drop-off in Short Message Service (SMS), 20 percent in international voice, and 15 percent in roaming.

At the same time, Over-the-top (OTT) players, which provide apps and content directly to consumers over the Internet, step up their prevalence, even in message and voice services. For instance, WhatsApp, Viber, and Apple’s iMessage represent more than 80 percent of all message traffic, while Skype accounts for more than a third of all international voice traffic minutes. Digital disruption, in fact, has an effect on telco business and makes the companies more vulnerable to competition.

However, entering the Digital Age, telco companies apparently will survive if they fuel huge investment in augmenting data service and mobile infrastructure, such as 5G technology. They have an opportunity to regain profit by monetizing massive data flood running through their networks.

An imminent telco business

In the coming years, 90 million people in the world will live in smart homes equipped by around 50 billion devices–from automobile to home appliances–connected to the Internet. Every device is going digital and named a smart device.

Your smart car will send a message to your smart phone to remind you for emission-level check. Your in-house security camera automatically captures a zoomed snapshot and instantly sends an image to your smart phone when a stranger trespasses your home.

Those are what we called the Internet of Things (IoT). The term was first coined by researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the late of 1990s to depict an environment that enables people to live with all devices remotely connected to the Internet. The IoT will surely transform how we live our lives.

A fast-growing business site, Business Insider (BI), called IoT “the next industrial revolution” as it will disrupt and change the way all businesses, governments, and consumers interact with the physical world. BI notes nearly $6 trillion will be spent on IoT solutions over the next five years.

The US-based technology research company, Gartner, predicts that by 2020 there will be $309 billion in incremental revenue opportunity for IoT suppliers. With these numbers, it is undoubted that IoT is not merely a trend. It is the future of telco industry.

Connectivity is the keyword of business as the Internet is unconditional requirement for making smart devices work properly. That is why telecom is the heart of IoT.

IoT is inevitably generating unparalleled huge amount of data, which in turn puts a heavy strain or damage on the Internet infrastructure. In the next three years, the explosion of connected devices will create trillions of new data sources globally. Data volumes will grow astronomical per year and push through Exabyte–probably will go into Zettabyte–that is so-called big data.

Cloud resembles the brain of IoT system. Generally, an IoT works with a platform as software that connects everything in the system and facilitates communication, data flow, and device management. This software is hosted in the cloud, which is responsible for processing and analyzing data before they are changed into information to be delivered to the user interface.

Cloud gives more benefits such as decreased costs of infrastructure, inexpensive computing, scalability, large data storage, flexibility to access, and disaster recovery. In short, at this time, it is the most efficient technology to support IoT.

In addition, cloud-based IoT will create a community of vendors and enterprises linked together through data flows to monetize such an expected digital transformation. By this way, IoT is going to be a thriving business for the following years. It offers an infinite market for telecom carriers, providers, data centers, apps developers, content companies, and others.

BATIC 2018: Unlocking the opportunities

Bali Annual Telkom International Conference (BATIC) 2018 will unlock those opportunities in a conference focusing on IoT and cloud enablement. BATIC is annual event held by Telkom International (Telin) as a contribution to telco community to provide an information exchange container about the industry development.

The event is aimed to convey Telin’s objectives in going digital, improving its costumer experience, strengthening costumer relationship, and adding capabilities. Telin has focused on implementing a digital transformation to support its vision to be the global digital hub.

BATIC is known as a place for market update exchange and conference, wrapped with authentic Indonesia’s Balinese culture. The preceding conference in 2017 successfully exerted a pull on global telco communities as it was attended by 300 participants from 122 companies worldwide.

This year’s event is just around the corner and going to be held at Westin Resort, Nusa Dua, Bali. BATIC 2018 will bring up the theme of “Unlocking Opportunities in the Borderless Digital World”.

The event ambience will be digital, full of East Indonesia contemporary culture, colorful, and fun! We welcome our global and domestic partners from major wholesale carriers, data center, OTT’s, content companies, analyst, vendors, and regulators.

BATIC 2018 will be full of insight. More than 50 of world’s big carriers will join the event. Explore an alternative business insight in telco industry and meet C-suite executives in strategy, marketing, and tech experts.

Early bird price is now available for IDR 4.400.000 (VAT 10% included), while normal price will be offered at IDR 5.500.000 (VAT 10% included) and is applicable from March until the event day. The price is including conference pass, welcome kit, dinner, social activity options and T-shirt, spa, 5K run ticket, airport shuttle transportation, batik shirt, and others.

Payment methods are available online through http://batic.events and payment on the spot is on hand during registration. For registration, please click this link http://batic.events/register.

We open partnership to help you promote your brand through sponsorship and exhibition. You may contact partnership@batic.events to learn more about the available package that suits you best.

We will facilitate a bilateral meeting for you if you require a business-talk room with your partner at BATIC. Please contact meetingroom@batic.events.

Should you have more questions, you could contact our event representative at registration@batics.events or visit http://batic.events to find more information about the event.