Tag Archives: mobile data
Rating: Also 22.2 million 4G users in 2012. Shurley shome mishtake?
Just over half (59 percent) of all handsets sold in the UK 2012 will be smartphones, according to the latest figures from Pyramid Research. Significantly, that number will rise and smartphones will represent 84 percent of all handsets in 2017. Given the growing percentage of the British population being ‘elderly’ and since they are the chief smartphone Refuseniks, that figure makes sense. The Press release also says that the number of 4G subscribers in the UK expected to reach 22.2 million in 2012. That’s obviously a mistake – the company must mean by 2017. GoMobile News wonders how many publications will blithely report that number. Continue reading
Public safety agencies are potentially endangering the public by using public cellular networks for mobile data communications.
According to a new report by IMS Research, an independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry, U.S. and European agencies’ private mobile radio networks cannot yet deliver the necessary data performance required. Continue reading
As we approach 3G’s 10th anniversary, everyone is aware of the “crunch” on the networks with increased mobile data usage (video clips, streaming movies, mobile TV etc). Many believe that new 4G/LTE networks will solve the problem. However, the new networks will result in even greater data usage, which is good [...]
Rating: Mobile users window shop online for handsets
A new report from Oracle confirms a handful of trends in the mobile/cellular sector which GoMo News has always highlighted. For example, the Oracle survey shows that data usage is increasing at a rapid pace as tablets, smartphones and apps saturate wireless space. More importantly, however, this report has attempted to quantify the fact that mobile users are consuming apps; shopping online; and that they still have absolutely no idea how safe information held in the mobile space actually is. Continue reading
Here’s your Thursday round-up of the hottest mobile marketing stories from across the globe.
Today’s edition looks at the need for better creative in mobile ads; mobile broadband speeds affecting consumer choice of network; the need for data and more Continue reading
While the details are still somewhat shady, US-based mobile broadband company Tekelec has announced that a tier-one operator in the States has chosen it to provide a key component of its nationwide LTE network. This component is called Diameter: it’s vastly important, almost completely unheard of, and today we’re taking a quick look at it.
Voice matters a lot to mobile. However, this fact seems to have slipped from my attention for a while now. Only last week at Mach Mobile Insights when I was discussing mobile data and data roaming did voice (and the importance of it) overwhelm me.
Yikes, here I am at Mach Insights in Berlin and to be honest, I am having a great time. I watched some great presentations from Informa (Mark Newman and Pamela Clark-Dickson) and from Vesa Terava from the European Commission.
What did I learn?
Ofcom, the UKs independent telecoms regulator, has today released the results from its very first study into mobile broadband in the UK. The results, built from 4.2 million tests that ran from September to December last year, reveal that O2 had the best download speeds and amongst the highest responsiveness. Continue reading
Tweakker is a company that makes it as simple as possible for Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) to get their subscribers using mobile data. Sisteer is a Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) that currently hosts 30 different MVNOs on its platform. You do the math. Continue reading
Two mobile companies that we follow assiduously here on GoMo have just announced a deal – pre-paid mobile network JUST Mobile will be offering Tweakker‘s automatic configuration services to its customers. Continue reading
Last year, a new Irish mobile network launched. JUST Mobile is a wholly Irish-owned network that does pre-pay and nothing else. It offers customers one, single price plan: you can call any phone in Ireland for 20c per minute, and text any mobile in Ireland for 9c. That’s it. And now it has announced an offer to give free mobile Internet access until the end of April. But just how free is free? Continue reading
No one could blame you for calling Euroset a mobile retail giant. The Russian company sells over 9 million devices every year in 4,000 retail locations around the country. And it has now signed a deal with Tweakker to implement the company’s services in every single one of those stores. Continue reading
According to French operator Auchan Telecom, it takes roughly 5 minutes for the average French customer to get angry with a call centre. If they call their operator for help, and they’re still not sorted after 300 seconds, all hell breaks loose. In order to ensure that all their problems are fixed within the time, Auchan has signed on with settings expert Tweakker. Continue reading