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Displaying items by tag: Mobile industry

Tuesday, 08 September 2009 17:15

The future of T-Mobile looks Orange

T-Mobile is one of the largest mobile network operators on the planet, and now it looks like getting a little bigger courtesy of France Telecom and Orange.

Published in Market
Monday, 07 September 2009 11:56

Mercury Mobility and m.Net to merge

ASX listed mobile content specialist, Mercury Mobility (ASX: MMY) is to merge with m.Net Corporation to produce "a new generation of mobile expertise and capabilities, targeting global mobile carriers, media companies and content and brand owners," and with their respective shareholders each holding about 50 percent of the merged entity.

Published in Strategy
Ovum estimates there will be 16 million mobile devices connected to enterprise unified communications systems by 2014, but says mobile operators are failing to implement some relatively easy strategies that could enable them to generate additional revenues from this market.

Published in Strategy
Tuesday, 18 August 2009 09:51

ACCC launches fresh action against Allphones

The ACCC has launched a class action against Allphones Retail Pty Ltd and three individuals seeking damages on behalf of 74 current and former Allphones franchisees for alleged unconscionable conduct.

Published in Strategy
The announcement by Woolworths to become an MVNO and sell prepaid mobile services in its 700 Woolworths, Big W and Dick Smiths retail stores is likely to dramatically change the mobile landscape in Australia. Woolworths is by far the largest and best known non-telco brand to enter the market.

Wireless network operators surprised by the rapid update of wireless broadband services and smartphones are struggling to upgrade networks to enable them to meet these new demands and are having to rethink their network evolution strategies.

Ericsson has won the auction for Nortel's LTE and CDMA assets for $US1.13b, 74 percent above the offer from the initial bidder, Nokia Siemens Networks.

Published in Strategy
India and China are running neck and neck at breakneck speed, signing up an astounding 184.5 million new mobile subscriptions between them in just 12 months last year as they vie for the title of the world’s largest telecoms services market.

Published in Market
Thursday, 23 July 2009 10:16

Massive growth in mobile broadband

Mobile broadband usage has surged over the past year, with subscribers to the services nearing a quarter of a billion globally and the industry recording year-on-year growth of 93 percent.

Published in Home Tech
Fuelled by the impact of the iPhone, mobile websites are attracting increasingly more Australian consumers looking for on-the-go information on everything from breaking news, sport, entertainment, celebrity gossip and, even predictions for the future with their personal horoscope reports.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 02 July 2009 09:54

Massive growth for mobile services

Mobile service operators in the Asia Pacific region are expected to brush aside the impact of the economic downturn and to emerge stronger than ever, with mobile connections worldwide forecast to grow by nearly 60 percent over the next five years to 2014.

Published in Market
The adoption of new mobile applications and services in the Chinese market offers future opportunities for mobile UC vendors and service providers as China’s SMEs are forecast to continue to spend more on mobile services rather than fixed services.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009 13:45

3 Mobile into pricing fray with SMB offer

As competition for the hearts and minds – and hard earned money - of mobile phone users continues to heat up, 3 Mobile has upped the ante with a new monthly subscription plan to try and snare small businesses.

The mobile phone industry has developed a worldwide information service, and website, for reporting the accessibility features of mobile phones, to enable people with disabilities of all kinds to find phones that best meet their needs.

Intel, the world's largest chip maker and Nokia, the leading mobile handset maker, have formed a long term relationship to develop future mobile computing devices and underlying chipset architectures that they say will lead to mobile devices far in advance of those presently available.

Mobile cell sites are ideal locations for weather monitoring: they can provide physical infrastructure, power and connectivity. Ericsson and mobile carriers plan to use them to increase Africa's weather monitoring stations from a mere 300 to over 5000, and Ericsson is looking to do the same thing in Asia Pacific.

Curtin Business School's Communication Economics and Electronic Markets Research Centre is participating in a five-year multi-million dollar study to assess the benefits of 3G wireless services saying that there is a direct link between the timely adoption of 3G mobile technologies and economic growth.

Published in Strategy
The latest victim of the global recession would appear to be the seemingly unstoppable mobile phone sector if the latest market forecasts are to be believed.

Published in Mobility
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