Saturday, 29 July 2017

WAC inches forward with JIL in driving seat

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Tuesday 27 July 10

Vodafone, France Telecom take exec roles in operator applications initiative; Apple, Google may join.

  The proposed mobile operator app store initiative known as the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) came closer to reality on Tuesday when it announced its integration with existing applications body the Joint Innovation Lab (JIL), named its leadership team, and shared details of the business model that will see it facilitate links between developers and operators. But while there is little doubt that the world's major mobile operators need to come together and leverage their scale if they are to stand any chance of taking on the big guns in the applications space…

  The proposed mobile operator app store initiative known as the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) came closer to reality on Tuesday when it announced its integration with existing applications body the Joint Innovation Lab (JIL), named its leadership team, and shared details of the business model that will see it facilitate links between developers and operators. But while there is little doubt that the world's major mobile operators need to come together and leverage their scale if they are to stand any chance of taking on the big guns in the applications space…

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