Mobile Strategies – Understanding Wireless Business Models, MVNOs and the growth of Mobile Content

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I am happy to announce that Tom Weiss will be publishing his book on Mobile Strategies with futuretext. The book will be called ‘Mobile Strategies – Understanding Wireless Business Models, MVNOs and the growth of Mobile Content’

Tom’s knowledge of the mobile content business is par excellence and his talk at the OpenGardens event last year was a huge hit.

The book will be available on March 30 2006 and we have a formal launch event for the book at Waterstones Piccadilly (Europe’s largest bookstore) on April 11. If you are interested in the book or the event, please email us at ajit.jaokar at

More about the book

Mobile Strategies explains the different business models and strategies available for businesses looking to enter the mobile sector. Starting off with a historical overview of the telecommunications business, the book explains how mobile has developed into the business it is today, what models have made money, and which ones haven’t.

With a straightforward, practical style, the book gives an advice on

• Starting an MVNO

• Using SMS to build revenues

• Selling handset ring-tones, wallpapers, and games

• The future of mobile media, including Mobile Music and TV

• Services for 3G and next generation networks

• Mobile marketing, advertising, and customer interactivity

• Convergence and Triple Play

In each area, clear guidance is provided on what customers are looking for, the possibilities and limitations of the technology, effective go-to-market strategies, business models, costs, risks, and an overview of the operational requirements.

All models are illustrated with case studies from companies including Virgin, NTT DoCoMo, Disney, Vodafone, Apple, ITV, Blackberry, Nextel, and Skype.

The book would appeal to anyone deciding whether their business should enter the Mobile sector, those currently operating in the sector, MBA students, and aspiring managers within the industry

About Tom

Tom Weiss was Vice President Key Service Introductions at T-Mobile until August 2005, and was responsible for the launch of T-Mobile premium services across Europe, including T-Mobile EURO2004 campaign.

Prior to T-Mobile, Tom was a key figure in the development of the Content Management industry and developed online strategies for a number of UK organisations. He is lives in London with his wife Jane. Mobile Strategies is his first book.