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Three may buy UK MNO for its 2G network

It could all boil down to which MNO BT decides to buy

The whole of the UK’s MNO [mobile network operator] ecosystem is in a state of flux thanks to the news that former entrenched UK telecoms operator, BT [British Telecommunications] is in the market to buy either O2 or EE. Now GoMo News has always maintained that BT has long nursed a desire to buy back its form cellular network (Formerly Cellnet and now O2). But it now seems that Three (3UK) might step into the middle of negotiations? Why? Well, has built its own 3G/4G network in the UK but is obliged to rent space on another UK MNO’s network in areas where its own networks lack coverage. Continue reading

tim-berners-lee See www-guru Sir Tim this month in Paris

Inventor of World Wide Web – Sir Tim Berners-Lee to speak @ LeWeb’14

As something of a scoop, the organisers (Reed MIDEM) of the LeWeb’14 conference in Paris have just announced that Sir Tim Berners-Lee will address the audience on December 10th. Sir Tim, of course, is the inventor of the World Wide Web (www) which gave a visual appearance to the Internet. Le Web is taking place on December 9th -11th in Paris [France] and has built up a reputation of being an international conference for digital innovation where visionaries, startups, tech companies, brands and leading media converge to explore today’s hottest trends. “We are honoured that Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Web is able to join us at LeWeb,” said Loic Le Meur, co-founder of LeWeb conference. Continue reading

LeWeb-logo LeWeb ’14 Paris

[ December 9, 2014 11:00 am to December 11, 2014 7:00 pm. ] Organisers: Reed MIDEM
Venue: Eurosites Les Docks
Location: Paris, France
Web: http://leweb.co
Register: here

Founded in 2004 by French entrepreneurs Loïc and Geraldine Le Meur, LeWeb is an internationally-renowned conference for digital innovation where visionaries, startups, tech companies, brands and leading media converge to explore today’s hottest trends and define the future of internet-driven business. Continue reading

last inmarsat ping fits merlindown theory Australians looking in wrong place for MH370 debris

Try Vietnamese not Sumatran coast

Recent reports are highlighting the views of Australian Transport Safety Bureau crash investigator, Peter Foley that “Something is going to wash up somewhere on the beach.” He’s referring to debris from the ill-fated Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. We’d agree with him. But Foley says it will be found “most probably in Sumatra.” GoMo News reckons he’s got entirely the wrong place. The search should be concentrating on Vietnam not Sumatra. We’re converts to the Merlindown Science theory that the plane flew in a circle before crashing into the sea just off the Vietnamese coast. What’s more, the Merlindown view ties in with our own belief that crew and/or passengers tried to make phone calls from the plane. The company’s experts believe it was within cellular range at Position 5 on their map. (See Missing MH370 aircraft disappeared off Vietnam). Crucially, Merlindown has translated its theory in Malaysian here). Continue reading

could gent help BT to buy Vodafone instead of O2? BT may finally get to buy O2 back

Always rued the day it spun off Cellnet

Back in December 2013, GoMo News wrote, “We’ve long known that BT (formerly British Telecommunications) has rued the day it decided to sell off its mobile phone network. Known as Cellnet, it is effectively now the O2 network which is now owned by Spain’s Telefonica.” Well, wouldn’t you know it. Almost a year later, BT has confirmed deal talks with “two UK mobile network operators, of which one is O2.” Told you. Just to keep us guessing, it won’t say who the other mobile network operator [MNO] is, but most people think it is EE. We’d ask, why not Vodafone? After all, it is British, too. BT’s move its widely thought to relate to the popularity of ‘fourplay’ amongst European MNOs at present. Continue reading

UK and Singapore launch of HAT personal data platform in 2015

Press release

November 24th 2014. The next phase of the Internet’s evolution will be launched in the UK as well as in Singapore in 2015. Registration for the HAT personal data platform (HATPDP), which allows individuals to collect, use, share and trade their own data amongst themselves and with firms, will be open to residents of these two regions, giving them the opportunity to become the world’s first million HAT beta users, The HATPDP was demonstrated for the first time at the 2nd Mad Hatters’ Tea Party in London’s Digital Catapult centre today [November 24th 2014], with the release of the technical specification of the HAT APIs for developers and firms to build applications and devices around the use of personal data . Continue reading

successfully compete with OTT brands - windle Guest Post: Wi-Fi finds its voice

by Mark Windle, head of marketing at OpenCloud

Despite investment in LTE, voice, mobile’s most pervasive service remains in high demand and continues to generate significant revenues. believes Wi-Fi calling is the next big piece of the jigsaw in enabling truly ubiquitous voice services. An IP-based application that bypasses the cellular network, Wi-Fi calling can deliver voice and video over a Wi-Fi network. It has arrived as an in-built feature on the new iPhone 6, but some operators have been offering the service in some form for a while now. Continue reading

- trapp Mobile operators seek partnerships with Facebook & WhatsApp

Four in five MNOs now open to OTT partnerships in bid to replace revenue
39% of operators have partnered or want to partner with Facebook and WhatsApp
96% of MNOs see the benefits in OTT partnership

Press release

November 18th 2014. New global survey results show mobile network operators (MNOs) are dramatically changing their strategy and plans to partner with Over-the-Top (OTT) players. The annual survey from mobilesquared, sponsored by mobile interaction specialist tyntec, revealed that by the end of 2014, over half (55 per cent) of MNOs have already formed or expect to form a relationship with an OTT partner compared to only 36 per cent in 2013. Notably, the number of operators yet to identify any benefits from OTT partnerships plummeted from 36 to four per cent in the last twelve months. Continue reading

- markin VoLTE is way forward for roaming services

We have cosy chat with TravelSim’s Markin

GoMo News recently had the chance to chat with Mikhail Markin, head of TravelSim‘s product development, when he was visiting London for the World Travel Market show at ExCel. He revealed two very interesting future developments. As a roaming specialist, his firm has developed a solution which doesn’t require a SIM card. This means that TravelSim can now deal with [previously unapproachable] non-GSM networks – which basically enables the company to targetcertain US mobile network operators [MNOs]. Or even MVNOs [Think Virgin USA].These networks are essentially based on cdmaOne technology – Verizon Wireless being the best known MNO. Secondly, TravelSim is getting into Voice over LTE [VoLTE]. Continue reading