Sunday, June 29, 2008

Solaiemes also twitters !

Hi, we created this blog to share opinion about mobile infrastructure and service trends and entrepreneurship. We prefer the blog to share our views better than the formal company site.
Some time ago, the blog become the place to advance some news before formal PR was released, and show demo videos.
Now, we are delighted to add Twitter as a new communication channel to follow up our day by day, activities, the one we can disclose :-)
We do not promise to become heavy users :-(, unfortunately no time to report everything we would report, in any case we encorage people and companies interested in our business focus or directly interested in us to follow our twitter.

Our intention is even using twitter as a way to receive feedback, quick questions, and even to communicate with other entrepreneurs and mobile ecosystem. We invite to follow us !!!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Will finally carriers detect the PoC opportunities?

After several posts talking about us, new products, mentions, come back to evangelist task :-)
Carriers are worried about still 80% voice and 20% data mobile revenue not being balanced (and even the difference is wider if taking in count SMS is carried to CS - voice domain).
At the same time most markets are mature in terms of subscribers reaching 90-120% market penetration (more than 1 linea per citizen) and the ARPU is being stable around 28-40 € in most western countries.
Some promising technologies as PoC (push over cellular, mainly push-to-talk) have been delayed, shyly launches, or discarded due to voice and sms canibalization fears. Carriers are having a too mucha conservative approach, they are more focused about risk avoidance than boosting new ARPU increasing opportunities.
Please, start seeing PoC as SMS. SMS is not seeing only as mobile to mobile use case, and a lot of mobile to machine (sms to tv-screen, ring-tones download payment, voting, etc) and machine to mobile (alerts, m-banking alerts, marketing, headline news distribution, etc).
Why not using PoC with the same approach with push-to-talk? A lot of mobile to server and server to mobile can be used for raising marketing budgets of companies, increasing the non-final subscribers revenues, and enablig new on subscription based services. Being even more ambitious push-to-talk could be the first step for affordable man-machine interaction to browse news, services, etc, defeating the usability barrier of mid-tier devices (small display, limited keypad).
Hope we can find soon carriers realizing of PoC potential and proactively launching PoC to mass market.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Solaiemes, Finalist at "Emprendedor XXI 2008" in Madrid

Hi! Happy to say that our effort has been recognized in our headquarter location, Madrid. Solaiemes was declared finalist at "Emprendedor XXI 2008" (entrepreneurship award) in the Madrid state edition. "Premio Emprendedor XXI" (translating "XXI Entrepreneur Award") is sponsored by savings bank La Caixa and Spanish Ministery of Industry.

(jury act, in spanish)

This kind of mentions encourage us to to more things, do things better, and grow and expand our brand and solutions.

Congratulations to the winner, a biotech company ( Projech Science to Technology ) and the other finalist with us, VaniOs (IT Security based on Biometrics). VaniOs is one of the companies invested by EURECAN VC (Caja Navarra), our common investor.

solaiemes team