One thing for sure that we are living in very very fast pace industry right , one one man life time you can witness the rise and fall of several companies and entire industries .
One of the industries that are quite struggling right now is the the mobile infrastructure industry , there is quiete saturation in the technology point of view . Competition between service providers is quiete fierce and throat cutting between all players , what made things much more worst is the OTT (over the top ) services such as Facebook , Twitter ,Instagram , Skype, Viber and what’s app are changing the complete ecosystem of the mobile industry for operators . The complete ecosystem is merging with great speed with the IT industry . The mobile operators are speeding towards providing the latest infrastructure that can support the ecosystem that will eat from their own revenue , in a nut shell they are digging their own grave .
This leads to one conclusion that mobile operators are really going down the food chain , they can not disappear but they have to exist and eat very low margin of profitability .
So the only solution for them is to re-innovate themselves and to lead in innovation , to provide services that no one has ever done it before , one of these operators is the “safaricom” of Kenya with their service of “MPESA” where they have stepped out of their comfort zone as telecom operator to be a BANK as well .
One of the innovation ideas that might conserve the mobile infrastructure is the new concept of self driving cars which many of the OTT like Google , Apple and Cars manufacturer are working on it as we write this article , the thing is the self driving cars in itself a great concept of transportation that will be encouraged by a lot of governments in order to reduce road accidents.
The mobile infrastructure should embrace such technology , not just embrace it but should lead the way in terms of defining :
The car2network signaling standards
The new Traffic Laws & standards that controls Traffic Lanes Speed .
The bearer standards of Enhanced in-Car entertainment options.
The Internet of everything that needs fast interaction with the car .
There is endless Possibilities about the opportunities that could be done within such new technology such as:
Car 2 Car Signaling and communication can appear in the info-entertainment System .
Car Social Gaming services
In Car Cinema System ( you can buy tickets to watch your favorite movie/movies while on the road depending on your destination )
Will the Telecom Equipment Providers , Operators & Governments be smart enough to invest in such technology or they will continue debating in the bureaucracy chains till independent private sectors will set the rules & guidelines for their own sake ?