Description - 3G Marketing by Tomi T. Ahonen
3G and its related modern services opportunity is a new game for mobile operators and presents challenges that the modern marketing staffs at mobile operators are not experienced in. No comprehensive book currently exists on how to market the new mobile services. As 3G networks come on line, and with ever increasing competitive pressures, a comprehensive marketing book focusing on mobile services is needed. With 3G/UMTS the mobile operators will witness a mature marketplace where modern marketing tools and methods are needed. This is radically different from the second generation of mobile telecoms, when only speed of coverage and speed of connecting customers were keys to success. The operators will be facing more competitors, of more technical rival solutions, under heavy media and financial sector scrutiny, and under ever increasing pressure from owners. The technical platform will provide each competitor with roughly similar opportunities, so success in the market place will depend on optimal utilization of marketing methods. This book discusses all of them and provides proven lessons in which methods work in any given market situation.
Addresses subject from the viewpoints of network operator, virtual operator, service provider, content provider, and end-user Explains how new 3G services will be marketed Provides a strong focus on current technologies such as SMS, WAP and GPRS Covers the traditional areas of marketing mix with emphasis on areas of significance for mobile services, i.e. brand, bundling, terminals, portals, etc Highlights those topics that are poorly utilised or understood by cellular operators today, i.e. segmentation, market intelligence, reachability, churn, etc Essential reading for mobile operators involved in marketing and product development, content providers engaged in product development, business development and marketing, as well as providing a firm grounding in the area for PR and advertising agencies, media professionals, consultants, bankers
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John Wiley & Sons Ltd
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Author Biography - Tomi T. Ahonen
Tomi T. Ahonen is an Independent 3G Consultant based in London. He has presented at 100 conferences in six continents and lectures at Oxford University's 3G courses. He previously headed Nokia's 3G Business Consultancy Department and oversaw Nokia's 3G Research Centre. He also worked as Nokia's Segmentation Manager. Earlier he worked for Elisa and Finnet International in Finland and OCSNY in the USA. Tomi's accomplishments include the world's first fixed-mobile service bundle, the world record for taking market share from the incumbent, and a multi-operator billing system. He started his career on Wall Street. Tom holds an MBA from St. John's University NY, and a Bachelors in Marketing from Clarion University. His previous books are m-Profits and Services for UMTS. Timo Kasper is the Director, Finance, Administration and ICT (CFO) of Observer Finland, a company specializing in Competitive Intelligence and Business Environment Scanning services. Timo has been responsible for constructing winning strategies for the emerging competitive markets in Finland and deployed innovative IT and telecoms solutions. Earlier he worked as the Business Controller for Computer 2000 (aka TechData), Finland's largest IT wholesaler, and started his career as an Auditor and Consultant at Arthur Andersen & Co. where he participated in a wide range of attest service assignments, mergers and acquisitions, legal and financial due diligence and business process re-engineering projects. Timo holds a B.Sc. (econ.) degree from the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration and lives with his family in Espoo Finland. Sara Melkko is an Independent Expert in the field of telecommunications and the Internet, having worked in Finland and Germany as Marketing and Brand Manager with the digitally converging solutions provided by Elisa Communications across fixed, mobile and broadband telecoms, and then with pioneering mobile Internet innovations with Jippii Group. Sara then worked with IT security matters with SECUDE GmbH. Sara has a multicultural and -lingual background and holds a Business Administration degree from the University of Passau in Germany and has completed the "European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation" programme in Venice and Padua, Italy. Sara currently focuses on Human Rights Business perspectives within Corporate Social Responsibility. She currently maintains home bases in Frankfurt and Helsinki.