67 WALL STREET, New York - January 24, 2014 - The Wall Street Transcript has just published its Wireless Communications & Telecom Report offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors and industry executives. This special feature contains expert industry commentary through in-depth interviews with public company CEOs and Equity Analysts. The full issue is available by calling (212) 952-7433 or via The Wall Street Transcript Online.
Topics covered: 4G Infrastructure Capital Expenditures - Tower Cell Splitting - Global Wireless Spectrum Allocation - Consolidation of Components - Integrated Wireless Platforms - Increased Competition in Wireless Space - Next Phase of 4G Buildout - New Site Leasing Activity
Companies include: One Horizon Group, Inc. (OHGI) and many more.
In the following excerpt from the Wireless Communications & Telecom Report, the Chief Technology Officer of One Horizon Group, Inc. (OHGI) discusses company strategy and the outlook for this vital industry:
TWST: Tell us about your growth strategy.
Mr. Collins: The joint venture that we just signed in China is extremely important in terms of our growth strategy. We sat with the team from our joint venture partner Leiqiang who are rolling out as a 1 billion renminbi, which is about a $160 million, fixed telephone line Next Generation Network, NGN. Leiqiang is particularly large and sophisticated, and they are effectively positioned to become the first value-added services, VAS, telco in China.
At the moment they are much more of an enterprise player. They don't really have any B2C. So that's why they are deploying their value-added services using the One Horizon mobile optimized software platform and are inviting One Horizon to acquire a 45% share in the success of their business for a B2C opportunity. They see our product as the perfect blend of technology and telecommunication. We don't need a mobile license, and we have all of the Internet provision licenses, value-added service licenses, payment licenses and ready access to the Leiqiang data centers and all the voice networks in China in cooperation with the Chinese incumbent telecommunications operators. We are not fighting with incumbents, we are working with them, we are adding value-added services according to the directive from the MIIT in China to bring value-added services to the ordinary citizen. That has completely changed the positioning of OHGI for just that territory.
The final part of this rollout is the go-to-market strategy which we are now doing. In China, what we secured with our JV partner is an area code of our own, a 100% area code that the joint venture owns. The growth strategy is you download an app from any app store in the world. You have any business to do in China or you are a Chinese family member or you live in China of course, you download the app, you install it on your smartphone, you tell us who you are, we send you an activation code by SMS and you now have a landline phone number in China in your pocket. Anyone in the whole world can dial that number. This is bringing telephony into a virtual SIM, a true virtual SIM. We are now doing the very same thing in the Philippines. In February, we expect to launch this unique approach to mobile Voice over IP technology there too. You are going to download a Filipino app, and you will get a telephone number with the area code 918, an area code in the Philippines. Every Filipino that's working in New York City or any other location in the world can have a 918 phone number in their pocket. Anyone from the Philippines who calls them is making a local call. If he happens to step outside and has an AT&T SIM in his smartphone, he is using the data network from his telephone provider. With that Internet, he is now able to make voice calls. It is very disruptive.
TWST: What are the limitations of your technology?
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