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Sprint CEO defends company’s decision to bet it all on Apple’s iPhone

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Sprint chief executive Dan Hesse is being watched closely by the company’s board of directors, but the CEO has to answer to investors and subscribers as well. Last year in October, Hesse revealed that the company is placing a massive $15.5 billion bet on Apple’s iPhone, and in a...
Sprint CEO defends company’s decision to bet it all on Apple’s iPhone
Boston accelerator to focus on connected devices

Mobile apps news roundup: Mobile World Congress 2013 edition

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Waze wins ‘Best Overall Mobile App’ award – The GSM Association (GSMA) announced at this week’s Mobile World Conference, which it organizes, in Barcelona that social navigation app Waze took home the Global Mobile Awards “Best Overall Mobile App” award. Device manufactures pledge support for Firefox operating system – Device...
Mobile apps news roundup: Mobile World Congress 2013 edition

Don't Call It WAC! Telefonica Adds Telenor To Its BlueVia API Platform, Carrier Billing Now Covers 460M Customers Worldwide

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Telefonica today has announced a deal with Telenor as its first carrier partner to the BlueVia API platform — one of the Spanish company’s many efforts, via Telefonica Digital, to create new lines of revenue around its operator assets. In this case, it’s a platform that it opens up to...
Don't Call It WAC! Telefonica Adds Telenor To Its BlueVia API Platform, Carrier Billing Now Covers 460M Customers Worldwide

Barcelona Subway Strike Averted on Eve of Mobile World Congress

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It looks like a logistical nightmare at the world’s largest cell phone event has been avoided. The GSMA, which puts on Mobile World Congress announced on Saturday that its worst fear has been avoided and a threatened subway strike has been averted. The move comes just hours before the start...
Barcelona Subway Strike Averted on Eve of Mobile World Congress

Spotify Inks Its First In-Car Deal, Will Stream Music To Ford Via SYNC AppLink

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Smartphones have long been an important distribution platform for music streaming service Spotify, and today it is taking that to the next level of mobility: today it is announcing a deal with Ford to provide in-car streaming music services, via Ford’s new SYNC AppLink service in Europe. The deal will...
Spotify Inks Its First In-Car Deal, Will Stream Music To Ford Via SYNC AppLink

US pulls ahead of Europe in next-gen mobile services

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The next-generation mobile market in the U.S. has surged ahead of European development, according to the GSMA industry organization, which represents worldwide operators and handset manufacturers. This is a rapid reversal of previous trends, when European operators were rolling out 2.5G data services like GPRS and Edge, and then...
US pulls ahead of Europe in next-gen mobile services

GSMA and WBA team up to develop WiFi roaming framework for cellphones,tablets

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Many phones have WiFi, and there are hotspots in all sorts of places these days, so wouldn't it be cool if you could use them for roaming, regardless of provider? Well, if a new collaboration between the GSMA and the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has any say in the...
GSMA and WBA team up to develop WiFi roaming framework for cellphones,tablets

The future of your mobile phone

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The shape of your next handset What are our phones going to look like in 10 years time; see-through displays, Star Trek-style tricorders? Ton Brand from the GSMA - the organisation that promotes standardisation between mobile networks - has a pretty good idea. As programme director of Embedded Mobile,...
The future of your mobile phone

Nokia still top vendor as global handset shipments reached 1.6 billion in 2011

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Global mobile phone shipments grew 14% annually to shatter the previous shipment record in 2011. Market research firm Strategy Analytics estimates that 1.6 billion cell phones were shipped last year, representing more than one-fifth of the world’s total population, which surpassed 7 billion in late October last year according to...
Nokia still top vendor as global handset shipments reached 1.6 billion in 2011

What to expect at MWC: radios in everything, LTE and a lotta Wi-Fi

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Want to know what’s going to happen at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week? Why not ask the organizers? I got on the phone with GSMA CMO Michael O’Hara and director of technology Dan Warren a few days before the start of the show and here’s what they told...
What to expect at MWC: radios in everything, LTE and a lotta Wi-Fi
Samsung’s Galaxy S II named best smartphone in the world, and Samsung is just getting started

Funny How Sensitive Hollywood Gets When You Threaten To Mess With Its 'Fundamental' Structure

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One of the key points in the SOPA/PIPA debate involved Hollywood -- and the MPAA's Chris Dodd and Michael O'Leary in particular -- dismissing the worries of folks in the tech industry about the rather fundamental changes that these laws would make to both the technological and legal frameworks of...
Funny How Sensitive Hollywood Gets When You Threaten To Mess With Its 'Fundamental' Structure

Is NFC Finally Becoming Mobile's Next Big Thing?

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It was hard to avoid the message at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The GSMA, the organizing body, was keen for everyone to believe that Near Field Communication might finally be about to have its day. NFC has been a decade in the making, and has always been...
Is NFC Finally Becoming Mobile's Next Big Thing?

Telco-Backed Non-Profit WAC Calling it Quits

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After two-plus years of trying to make a better platform for selling mobile apps, the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) is handing over its assets to Palo Alto, Calif.-based Apigee. The goal of the WAC, started by AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone and others, was to build yet another app store. Turns out,...
Telco-Backed Non-Profit WAC Calling it Quits

Singapore’s SingTel moves into mobile advertising with $321 million US acquisition

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Asian mobile giant SingTel — which runs an operator of the same name in Singapore — has confirmed that it is moving into the mobile advertising space with the purchase of US-headquartered firm Amobee for $321 million (SG$400 million), according to Dow Jones via the Wall Street Journal. The company has said...
Singapore’s SingTel moves into mobile advertising with $321 million US acquisition

New Wi-Fi roaming initiative could soon allow your smart device to connect to hotspots automatically

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A new initiative between the GSMA and Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) announced today could see billions of smartphone and tablet owners effortlessly switch between mobile and Wi-Fi networks, without the hassle of locating hotspot hosts and keying in passwords. Today’s announcement sees both parties commit to developing a technical and commercial framework for Wi-Fi...
New Wi-Fi roaming initiative could soon allow your smart device to connect to hotspots automatically

MetroPCS partners with Jibe Mobile on Rich Communication Services for its North American subscribers

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Today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, MetroPCS Communications and global communications cloud company Jibe Mobile announced that the two would be partnering in order to help bring Rich Communications Services (RCS) to MetroPCS’s North American subscribers. Powered by Jibe’s Global Communications Cloud, subscribers will be able to...
MetroPCS partners with Jibe Mobile on Rich Communication Services for its North American subscribers
TMB Metro Transit Strike Averted At Mobile World Congress

Mobile carriers snap back at European roaming reform

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The GSMA, which represents hundreds of carriers, says European Commission VP Neelie Kroes' effort to eliminate roaming fees is causing regulatory whiplash in the mobile network industry. [Read more]...
Mobile carriers snap back at European roaming reform

Meet OneAPI, the technology that could carriers relevant in mobile apps

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Carriers have devised a new way to insert themselves into the mobile apps value chain. They want to become the identity managers for mobile services that require user registration or authentication. Just as many apps today allow you to login using your Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter credentials, carriers are hoping...
Meet OneAPI, the technology that could carriers relevant in mobile apps
Samsung awarded “Device Manufacturer of the Year” and “Best Smartphone” for Galaxy S II at MWC 2012

Promising for the likes of Tango, Skype and Viber: Juniper predicts 1 billion mobile VoIP users by 2017

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Juniper Research estimates that, in about five years, one out of seven mobile subscribers will be using mobile VoIP solutions. The research firm estimates that the total number of mobile VoIP users will thus surpass 1 billion by 2017 (see graph below), applying immense pressure to the traditional revenue streams...
Promising for the likes of Tango, Skype and Viber: Juniper predicts 1 billion mobile VoIP users by 2017

Spain's carriers unite on Joyn - is this the future of mobile?

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It’s finally here: the saviour of the mobile industry, Joyn, also known as Rich Communications Services or RCS. Industry body the GSMA said back at Mobile World Congress in February that all the big carriers would be backing it, and now Spain’s big three – Movistar (Telefonica), Orange and Vodafone...
Spain's carriers unite on Joyn - is this the future of mobile?

ABI: Africa's Mobile Market To Pass 80% Subscriber Penetration In Q1 Next Year; 13.9% Of Global Cellular Market By 2017

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With shiny new 4G smartphones clamouring for attention, it’s easy to forget about the humble talk-plus-text mobile phone. But the device continues to dominate in emerging markets, such as Africa, where access to third generation cellular — let alone 4G — is not even close to being widespread. ABI Research says...
ABI: Africa's Mobile Market To Pass 80% Subscriber Penetration In Q1 Next Year; 13.9% Of Global Cellular Market By 2017
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Mobile Data Revenue in US and UK to Surpass Voice Revenue by 2014

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There are about 1.6 billion mobile broadband connections today. Five years from now there will be more than three times that many, 5.1 billion, and they’ll be generating a ton of revenue for the companies that provide them. That’s the word from the GSMA, which cited those metrics in the...
Mobile Data Revenue in US and UK to Surpass Voice Revenue by 2014

Sprint CEO says iPhone users more loyal, use less data

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Sprint iPhone users are more loyal to the carrier, and actually consume less data in some cases, says CEO Dan Hesse. The executive recently defended his company's agreement to spend $15.5 billion on iPhones over four years in an interview with the GSMA's Mobile World Live blog. "Subsidises are heavy...
Sprint CEO says iPhone users more loyal, use less data

Mobile device connections growing quickly

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BARCELONA -- Sometime this year, the world will cross a threshold: There will be more mobile device connections than there are humans. That doesn't mean every soul on the planet will have a cell phone. But data released Monday by GSMA, an association of cell operators whose Mobile World Congress...
Mobile device connections growing quickly

What is LTE-Advanced?

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Recently, several carriers around the world have begun talking about LTE-Advanced, or at least a few features of LTE-Advanced. Notably, Sprint and T-Mobile in the United States have been quick to mention that their systems for LTE being deployed offer an easy upgrade path to LTE-Advanced. But what exactly is...
What is LTE-Advanced?
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