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Mobile Operators

MVSCs becoming numbers of choice - kitcher RTX launches inbound services and mobile voice short codes

RTX expands its product portfolio to include inbound voice services & mobile voice short codes for cost-effective, flexible C2B calling

Press release

April 15th 2014. RTX, the global carrier exchange for telecoms operators, has announced the launch of inbound voice services and mobile voice short codes (MVSC) to expand its growing portfolio. The new services enable convenient, cost-effective and flexible inbound consumer to business calls from fixed line and mobile numbers. Continue reading

at7t sponsored data Sponspored data plans are a good thing survey discovers

Antidote to bill shock for starters says Citrix

Best known for its IT specialism, Citrix has just shared some of the findings from a survey of US smartphone users conducted on their behalf by Wakefield Research . Now the survey covers mobile device etiquette and the mobile user experience. But in particular it covers ‘sponsored data plans’. Strangely, Citrix didn’t really bother to explain what the ‘sponsored’ bit means. However, we suspect the firm helped US mobile network operator – AT&T, with offering its own ‘Sponsored Data’ service. (See here). Anyway, the survey finds that consumers are dead scared of over-spending on their data plans (bill shock). Surprise, surprise. It also found that they’d be receptive to sponsored data plans. Ditto. Continue reading

worried about exceeding data limits - koopmans Mobile data users fear exceeding their quota, open to sponsored data plans – Citrix

Consumer survey reveals what mobile subscribers think about their data usage and mobile data services experience

Press release

April 16th 2014 . Citrix has revealed findings from a consumer survey about mobile device etiquette, sponsored data plans and the mobile user experience. The survey of adult smartphone and tablet owners, conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of Citrix, found that, as a group, younger mobile users (millennials) are the most fearful about exceeding their mobile data limit, while, as a group, adults with children are those most likely to actually exceed their monthly data limit. Continue reading

lay exchanged whatsapps with hamid More proof mobile phone records could help find MH370

Sensational revelations from co-pilot’s call records

There have been some sensational revelations in The New Straits Times that Malaysian investigators have managed to get hold of the call records for the co-pilot of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight – MH370. As GoMo News suggested in ‘Mobile phones might provide clue to missing flight MH370 ‘ and in ‘ China Mobile able to throw light on missing MH370 – maybe‘, records from the mobile handsets of those on board the plane could help with the direction the aircraft took after diverting from its intended flight path. And provide clues as to what happened – especially if any of the 12 crew and 227 passengers managed to send a text message. Continue reading

Digital_services_world 2nd Digital Services World Congress

[ June 2, 2014 8:00 am to June 4, 2014 7:00 pm. ] Organisers: Informa
Venue: Thistle Hotel, Marble Arch
Location: London, UK
Web: www.digitalservicescongress.com
Twitter: #DSCongress

Register here.

The only leading messaging event in the market returns to deliver more up to date and high level content on operator and OTT messaging strategies. Continue reading

20bn device industry by 2020 - poulsen Tweakker saves MNOs/MVNOs $1.5bn in customer care costs

All set for connecting 20bn IoT devices by 2020

Based on feedback from its own MNO [Mobile Network Operator]/MVNO [Mobile Virtual Network Operator] customer base, Tweakker reckons that two in three calls to network support centres today concern connectivity settings. In terms of cost, this represents an estimated $15 per call to get a subscriber online. Having passed its 100 million device connectivity milestone in March 2014, Tweakker therefore believes it has saved its MNOs/MVNOs around $1.5 billion in customer care costs. Continue reading

jasper's CRO cindy patterson says Telefónica’s pan-European deal for connected cars with Telsa

Apparently it’s all to do with the power of the M2M World Alliance

It’s nice to see some-one still using the good old terminology M2M (machine-to-machine communications) when discussing the ‘connected car’ rather than the woolly ‘Internet of Things [IoT]. Well, Spain’s Telefónica has announced an agreement with Tesla (which claims to be the world’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer) to provide M2M connectivity for its Tesla Model S in Europe. Telefonica is able to supply the service through its M2M World Alliance partners across Europe. The list include Telefonica’s O2 network in the UK; in Spain through Movistar, and on KPN in the Netherlands. Significantly the M2M services are described as being”powered by Jasper.” Continue reading

- joseph Vodafone’s brings disruptive mobile money to Europe

Leading MNO launches M-Pesa into Romania

Leading global MNO [Mobile Network Operator], Vodafone, has brought M-Pesa – its disruptive mobile money transfer and payment service into Europe for the first time. The addition of Romania continues the expansion of M-Pesa, following the launches in Egypt, India, Lesotho and Mozambique in the last 12 year. M-Pesa is the classic model for supporting micro-payments in geographies where the majority of the population are unbanked. Approximately seven million Romanians transact mainly in cash. M-Pesa could provide Vodafone with a useful revenue stream as voice traffic declines generally. Continue reading

EE-S5 EE goes with exclusively online deal for pre-order Galaxy S5

Unusually there’s a free return flight bundled in

It seems that the main UK MNOs [Mobile Network Operators] & MVNOs [Mobile Virtual Network Operators] have picked today [March 28th 2014] to announce their deals for the forthcoming S5 handset. For those GoMo News readers living as hermits, the Galaxy S5 is the latest flagship handset offering from the world’s Number One handset vendor – Korea’s Samsung. Naturally, the operators will be competing very heavily to attract potential customers for this iconic handset (which already looks like being a much more successful follow-up to the classic S3 than the S4 ever was). Significantly, EE has decided to offer a very interesting package to potential S5 owners – which involves a free flight bundled in. Continue reading

dual SIM 4500 Duo prime candidate for instant online Dual SIM handsets need instant online

GoMo News reckons Prestigio is prime candidate

Regular GoMo News readers will know that this publication has already named 2014 as ‘The Year of the dual SIM support‘. Our prediction has already come true with Nokia not just launching a handset capable of running Android apps but it is also dual SIM too. What’s happening is that handset manufacturers are now selling dual SIM handsets into developed as well as emerging markets. The HTC One is a case in point. However, if vendors really want to promote dual SIM, the handsets must work first time. Which is where ‘instant online’ comes in. Continue reading

Tuenti-screenshot Spain’s Tuenti Móvil hooks up with Tweakker’s for instant online

Subscribers get their handsets configured for data in seconds

In order to fuel its global growth, Spanish MVNO [Mobile Virtual Network Operator] Tuenti Móvil, has announced a strategic partnership with mobile connectivity specialist -Tweakker. The deal will enable Tuenti’s subscribers to connect to the Internet in a handful of seconds anywhere in the world. Which means they can begin sharing files, images, sounds and video messages with friends virtually immediately. Under the terms of the Tuenti/Tweakker agreement, Tuenti’s mobile customers will have access to Tweakker’s application programming interface (API) and will automatically receive handset settings from power-up if their devices support over-the-air (OTA) configuration. Continue reading

image used by ee in tweet EE’s initial humorous response to its network outage bombs badly

Actually what some customers need to do was reset their phones

UK MNO [Mobile Network Operator], EE, suffered an embarrassing network outage on Wednesday night [March 19th 2014]. There were conflicting reports of actually how long the outage lasted with some customers complaining they had been without service for up to six hours. It may have been handset problems which caused such an apparently long delay. It’s also unclear just how many of EE’s 27 million customers across the UK were affected. EE operates under the T-Mobile and Orange brands, as well as is own EE brand in the UK. It appears that some EE customers had a sense of humour failure over a joke explanatory tweet the company sent out. Its text message apology was more demure. Continue reading

mobile-airline-flight-airline-travel China Mobile able to throw light on missing MH370 – maybe

Did any passenger’s mobile roam onto a ‘foreign’ network?

GoMo News has deepest sympathy with the families of those passengers and crew members who have disappeared with Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. We know that at least 19 families were convinced that mobile handsets belonging their loved ones were still switched on four days after the flight first disappeared. These relatives have also been seen to vent their anger with the Malaysian authorities over lack of clear information about the tragedy. However, it could well be that China Mobile might be able to help the relatives out. Continue reading

mnos don't really need the banks - birch Mobile money should be like Yap rocks says Consult Hyperion’s Birch

So MNOs don’t really need financial institutions to make it work

Last night GoMo News had the pleasure of attending one of the City of London’s finest eateries courtesy of Chaz [Brooks] & Dave [Birch]. The discussion centred on the future of mobile money – a subject close to the heart of Consult Hyperion’s Dave Birch who will be speaking about it today [March 18th 2014] @ Tomorrow’s Transactions Forum 2014. Dave definitely likes to think outside the box as he suggested that the future of mobile money may not only be unrelated to existing financial/banking models but also unrelated to currencies and transactions. In a nutshell, Mr Birch is a fan of bitcoin and cyrptocurrencies in particular. And he compared bitcoin to the rocks used as currency by the Yap Islanders. Continue reading

- dyson 3UK banishes unpopular 0800 call charges

Three’s new pay monthly plans make calling 0800 free and 084 and 087 calls 5p per minute

It seems than innovative UK MNO [Mobile Network Operator], Three (3UK) has moved to banish one of the most fervent gripes that UK consumers have with the mobile operators. Namely, the cost of calling so-called ‘Freefone’ numbers starting with 0800. By complete contrast, until now for all mobile phone users 0800 calls have proved to be just the opposite – the most expensive calls to make. The same applies to supposed ‘local call’ numbers such as 0845 and ‘non-geographic’ 0870 numbers. In response, 3UK has introduced new plans which make calling 0800 free and 084 and 087 calls five pence per minute. Continue reading