BT and Microsoft are running a managed network mashup competition over at BT’s ‘connected service sandbox’. The idea is to merge traditional telecoms offerings such as voice or text messaging with Web 2.0 applications such as mapping or search.
“Managed network mashups will help to evolve a common set of applications into a digital marketplace that succeeds on more than just advertising revenue. The result will be a mix of business models and revenue streams based on the infrastructure laid by service providers. These models will most likely come in the form of subscriptions, ‘platform taxes’ similar to yellow pages, and revenue sharing. These models will complement the advertising models that are employed at both hubs and gateways”
Following on from their recent business networking release, BT Tradespace , it seem BT are going web 2.0 in a big way.