Report: European operators missing out on €2.2B OTT profit opportunity

Western European operators are potentially missing out on more than €2 billion ($2.5 billion) in gross profits, according to independent research commissioned by China-based AsiaInfo and undertaken by mobile communications consultancy firm Northstream. The research highlights that an open platform approach to collaborating with the so-called over-the-top (OTT) community could unlock significant revenues as well as slash related operational costs. Northstream's investigation concentrated on 60 operators across 16 Western European countries. The research identified that the current individual, essentially manual, approach to OTT collaboration normally undertaken on a case-by-case basis can be expected to generate a modest gross profit of around €160 million over the next three years. Release