Tag Archives: Mobile Operators
Blyk has seen its audience base increase from 1 million to 4 million in 2011
The audience growth is proof of the Blyk media concept, which can be explained in multiple ways:
1. Reduction of churn
Blyk Media is reducing churn of the operator customer base. In India, we have seen a 48 % churn reduction with Continue reading
If you’re in any way confused about the different standards for LTE, then it only means you’re sane. It’s a bit of a mess for the average consumer to understand – there are multiple releases of LTE, differing standards, and even some debate over what 4G is and is not. China Mobile (partly responsible for the mess thanks to its own LTE standard called TD LTE) is trying to enable phone makers to get around the issue by releasing an antenna that will allow their devices cater to any existing form of LTE. Continue reading
In a truly fantastic move, the largest operators in the UK have teamed up to bring a mobile wallet service to as many consumers as possible. Except for Three UK, that is. For some reason Everything Everywhere, Vodafone and O2 have gotten together and left Three out in the cold. Continue reading
In the blaze of light coming from smartphones in developed countries, it can often be easy to get carried away with new technologies. Mobile IM and mobile email, in particular, seem like scene-stealing services. But when GoMo News talked to Pamela Clark-Dickson, Senior analyst for Mobile Content and Applications at Informa Telecoms (and Editor for its Mobile Messaging Analyst newsletter), we got a very different picture – one in which SMS will remain the dominant force in mobile messaging for a long time yet. Continue reading
Orange customers will be entitled to a minimum of eight exclusive special offers at any given time, and these offers will be updated monthly to make sure there is always something new and exciting to experience at a bargain price. Vouchercloud is already used in over 5,000 retail chains and leisure outlets across the country, and the May offers for Orange customers include Habitat, Malmaison, Headmasters and Fitness First.
It has been one HELL of an April for mobile content company Motricity. Today it announces the completion of a deal to buy mobile advertising and analytics company Adenyo – and that’s not the only big deal it has had so far this month. Continue reading
If you want to get really basic about it, the offering of Vringo can be boiled down to two words: video ringtones. It allows your phone to play particular videos when someone rings you: but this is based around a pretty robust mobile content platform. Now Vringo has announced it intends to buy m-Wise, a mobile content company founded way back in 2000. Continue reading
Mobile shopping is in the news a lot this holiday season. It has mostly been appearing in the form of services like ShopSavvy or shopkick – where the mobile is used to compare prices, or earn location-based rewards. But a lot of people are trying to make mobile payments more attractive consumers, where they can actually use their phone to pay for goods instead of cash or a credit card. We spoke to Jay Emmet, General Manager of OpenMarket, about the need for the mobile payments industry to get real. Continue reading
Rating: 11 new operators join, specifications launched
At Mobile World Congress this year, a multitude of eyebrows were raised when 24 operators announced they were grouping together to challenge iTunes as the biggest application platform in the world. Called the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC), it pursues the dream of an open platform that would developers to sell a single app across all member networks. Today, 32 new members of WAC have been announced – including 11 new operators.
A US-based company called LOC-AID claims that mobile location is undergoing a game-change – wireless carriers have decided to get in the game. They’re opening their core location information to developers, allowing third parties to build carrier location into their services. And LOC-AID is the gateway to that information – it’s a single source of location information from every major American carrier, making the location of over 300 million wireless subscribers in North American and Mexico. We talked to Rip Gerber, President & CEO of LOC-AID Technologies, to get a better idea of how it works. Continue reading
Washington DC, London, September 29th, 2009 – Mplayit (formerly Mpowerplayer), the leading provider of online mobile game discovery and merchandising solutions, announced today a partnership with content submissions and ingestion specialist Metaflow. The deal allows publishers and operators to upload content into the growing Mplayit eco-system with even greater ease.
Building upon Mplayit’s existing partnerships with [...]
Mayor of London Boris Johnson wants to work with mobile phone operators to stop prostitution during the London Olympics
Boris Johnson is trying to strike a deal with mobile operators in the run up to the 2012 Olympic Games. Continue reading
Alcatel-Lucent has announced that its Chinese company, Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell (ALSB), has been signed to provide China Mobile with 3G services. As part of a consortium with Datang Mobile, ALSB will be providing 3G networks in 11 provinces. Continue reading