As part of its On-Device Portal (ODP) applications, SurfKitchen has announced the launch of SurfKit Phonetop, an integrated suite of on-device applications designed for operators to 'significantly improve' mobile data service delivery and consumption. The SurfKit Phonetop suite of applications is claimed to deliver 'real' service choice for customers, 'zero click' discovery, and a range of new analysis tools for service lifecycle management. The 'next generation' of ODP means operators can meet subscriber demand for a broader, more relevant choice of content services through a 'mobile optimised' widget framework.
Data services are an increasingly important part of operator revenues, but despite higher speed networks, larger phone screens and flat-rate data tariffs driving the development of mobile Internet services, data uptake remains constrained by the overall quality of experience. SurfKit Phonetop suite claims to build on SurfKitchen's existing ODP products to enhance the overall quality of experience:
SurfKit Mediation delivers insightful user analytics, giving operators visibility into the way subscribers use and interact with their mobile devices. Analysis allows operators to measure, refine and improve data service offerings for their subscribers throughout the product lifecycle.
"Operators across the world recognise the revenue growth potential presented by mobile data services," said Matt Lewis, Research Director, ARCchart. "There is significant evidence that voice revenues are stagnating in mature markets, which when combined with the investments made in next generation networks, puts the emphasis squarely on technologies that can engage and excite consumers. If discovering and accessing mobile content is too complex or frustrating, most people won't persevere."
"The operator's world is changing," said Michel Quazza, chief executive officer, SurfKitchen. "The mobile Internet is here to stay, but for operators to unlock the revenue opportunities it presents, they need the tools to manage and deliver an outstanding user experience across a broad range of rich mobile data services. In our SurfKit Phonetop suite, we have incorporated the invaluable insights into mobile data services we have gained from operators across the world to deliver an integrated platform that represents the next generation of ODP applications."
In 2007, SurfKitchen's ODP solutions supported operators including Orange Group, Telstra, Telefonica Moviles España, Maxis, ALJAWAL (Saudi Telecom) and Etisalat as they deployed rich mobile content services ranging from mobile TV and full track music downloads, to traffic alerts and news feeds to storefronts for games, video, pictures and ringtones.