Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications - Workshops. Mobilware 2009 Workshops, Berlin, Germany, April 2009, Revised Selected Papers

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Adding Value to the Network: Exploring the Software as a Service and Platform as a Service Models for Mobile Operators

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-03569-2_2,
        author={V\~{a}nia Gon\`{e}alves},
        title={Adding Value to the Network: Exploring the Software as a Service and Platform as a Service Models for Mobile Operators},
        proceedings={Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications - Workshops. Mobilware 2009 Workshops, Berlin, Germany, April 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBILWARE WORKSHOPS},
        year={2012},
        month={11},
        keywords={Software as a Service Platform as a Service Business Models Web 2.0},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-03569-2_2}
    }
    
  • Vânia Gonçalves
    Year: 2012
    Adding Value to the Network: Exploring the Software as a Service and Platform as a Service Models for Mobile Operators
    MOBILWARE WORKSHOPS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-03569-2_2
Vânia Gonçalves1,*
  • 1: IBBT-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
*Contact email: vania.goncalves@vub.ac.be

Abstract

The environments of software development and software provision are shifting to Web-based platforms supported by Platform/Software as a Service (PaaS/SaaS) models. This paper will make the case that there is equally an opportunity for mobile operators to identify additional sources of revenue by exposing network functionalities through Web-based service platforms. By elaborating on the concepts, benefits and risks of SaaS and PaaS, several factors that should be taken into consideration in applying these models to the telecom world are delineated.