Irish eyes are smiling..
Mobile commerce and marketing company Zamano outperformed all other UK listed telecom firms in 2013, with its shares soaring more than 226 per cent during the 12 months. That’s the conclusion of traders’ website Interactive Investor which says the small, Dublin-based specialist fared better last year  than all its peers, riding on the back of a strong operating performance in the first half and leading a sector which in itself grew 52 per cent during 2013, driven largely by mobile revenues that were up 2.3 per cent in the first quarter to £4 billion.
Established in 2000 and now listed on London’s AIM market, Zamano concentrates on mobile commerce, marketing and customer relationship management, with its B2B operations buttressed by a B2C arm that provides mobile content, games and apps.
Other notable performers in 2013, according to Interactive Investor, were Mobile Tornado and Messaging International.
Otherwise, the website cites Vodafone as provide the mobile sector’s most memorable news of the year with the sale of its 45 per cent stake in Verizon Wireless for £79 billion.
That’s aligned with more recent news that it might be eyeing to take over rival BSkyB as it moves more into quad play services.