Telecoms and media analyst consultancy Analysys Mason hascalled for Ofcom to begin considering regulatory change as the dramatic growthin mobile data usage is altering the nature of the mobile proposition.
As part of a study conducted for Ofcom’s ‘Mobile SectorAssessment’ consultation, Analysys revealed that the development of newapplications based on mobile IP connectivity would offer further value in bothconsumer and business environments.
Analysys Mason partner Mike Grant explained that thischanging environment was falling out of step with the UK’s regulatoryframework for mobile services.
“The current framework was established to promotecompetition in infrastructure-based services that were delivered solely throughmobile communications networks,” said Grant. “With users increasingly focusedon consumption of content across multiple networks, adjustments to theregulatory framework are likely to be required if the benefits of the emergingtrends are to be fully realised."