Tag Archives: mobile operator
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.
Last year, I interviewed an absolutely fascinating mobile payments enabler in the UK called ImpulsePay. It is probably the leading provider of the UK’s Payforit service – a single, universal and almost entirely unheard-of mobile payments system that every major mobile operator in the UK agreed to create. Today, ImpulsePay has announced a new service called PublishPay; a mobile publishing service designed to help content providers generate revenue from mobile media. Continue reading
Mobile operators have this dreadful habit of flat-out lying to people about what they can actually do. So I’ve been very interested in the continuing efforts of Australian regulators to whip them into shape – and today sees a major move from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), as it releases a report and recommendations to ban the use of misleading terms in operator advertising.
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
The potential merger of AT&T and T-Mobile in the US could be a truly huge deal. Somewhat like the creation of Everything Everywhere in the UK, a joint-venture between T-Mobile UK and Orange, there are fears it could result in an operator so large (80% of the wireless market) it would stifle competition. We catch up on the latest news about the merger. Continue reading
In the last few years, mobile operators have been called upon to handle more and more complex types of payments for their subscribers. People want mobile wallets, SMS payments, barcode transfers and more. But there is a serious question to be asked here: can the operators be trusted with your details? Vesta, an electronic payments company based in Portland, Oregon, has just released the results of a substantive survey of 18 mobile network operators in the US and Europe – 16 of which were tier one operators. It has found that over a quarter of these operators were not compliant with the most important standards in the electronic payments industry. Continue reading
This is probably the most significant week the UK has ever seen for mobile money. Two of the biggest operators in the country have announced mobile money implementations – Orange is going for a straightforward NFC-based payments model, whereas O2 looks like it wants the whole mobile banking hog. Continue reading
Welcome to the GoMo News round-up of the hottest news in mobile marketing and advertising! Millennial Media is reportedly gearing up for an IPO; 3 UK has signed 4th Screen as their exclusive mobile portal ad sales partner; and much more… Continue reading
Out There Media is one of the most aggressive proponents of operator-based mobile advertising in the world. The company has forged deals with operators all over the world, providing them with the tools they need to run advanced marketing campaigns through their networks. It has now released a study looking into the phenomenon of opt-in advertising, claiming it can achieve some of the most remarkable conversion rates of any form of advertising. Continue reading
Thanks to an Initial Public Offering earlier this year, mobile marketing company Velti found itself under a media blackout – something which was extremely frustrating, according to Kelaine Olvera, Velti’s Director of Product Marketing. And I can understand why. Since the blackout lifted, Velti has been releasing a lot of products, and announcing a lot of news. Being a Product Marketer that isn’t allowed to market your product must be a real aggravation. So yesterday, I had a chat with Kelaine about what Velti has been up to, what’s coming up, and where the company’s energy is. And, amongst other things, it seems that Velti is having a go at cracking the traditionally very hostile SMS-based advertising market in Europe… by adding gaming elements? Continue reading
Today, multi-national telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom (DT) released it’s financial results from the first quarter of 2011. And while revenue is certainly down, that doesn’t necessarily mean doom and gloom for the operator group. Continue reading
We like to keep abreast of the latest wild claims being made about the coming of LTE; the evolution of mobile networks. Today’s seems a little less wild than usual, but no less impressive, as ABI Research claims that by the end of this year, more than 16 million people in 12 countries will be using LTE mobile phones. 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