From quality-assuring voice to all cloud services
Upco Systems takes what made voice successful, and abstract from that the transferable technologies and business processes and turns those processes into a number of specific services. Upco Systems as the wholesale operator then delivers service-oriented results with a measured unit of worth, such as completed video calls.
In this model, Upco Systems can also be a market-maker. This is a little like how Amazon is both a trader and platform provider. This model allows other parties to create and own the physical assets, while the wholesaler composes them, manages the technical and contractual interfaces, and collects the value of creating end-to-end value for the customer. Furthermore, the wholesale operator can be an aggregator of relationships with retail ISPs for assured delivery, a little like how the CDN market works today.
The advantage of this model is that Upco Systems sells the services and gets the advantage to control the multiplexing. Upco Systems cannot be bypassed will accrue the full benefit of having assured it. Additionally, there is a natural follow-on sale of local computation and storage, since the best cost and experience outcomes will be on Upco Systems’ assured network.