Ericsson to support telcos in becoming agile operators
Ericsson to help telcos become service enablers and service...
Penrillian founder Charles Weir: NFC for payments is not dead yet #AppsWorld
According to Charles Weir, founder and technical director of development house Penrillian, near field communications (NFC) payment technology is going to seriously gain ground in two years’ time – and Apple’s lack of development in the area is just a red herring.
The launch of iOS 7, and Bluetooth technology iBeacons in particular, has caused many in the press to call it the NFC-killer. Jonny...
Celltick on the challenges facing mobile operators today #AppsWorld
According to Ramgopal Vidyanand, Celltick VP corporate marketing and business development, one of the biggest challenges facing mobile operators is that mobile is increasingly becoming the first screen.
In other words, if you’re struggling at the back of the pack now, it’s not going to get better any time soon.
“I think the operator’s relevance is waning,” he explains to TelecomsTech ahead of his speaking appearance at Apps World Europe, adding...
WhatsApp moves into voice game: Should operators beware?
WhatsApp, the smartphone messaging service used by 300 million people globally each month, has announced plans to roll out voice messaging capability, in line with Facebook Messenger, BBM and WeChat.
The service, as displayed in a video on the WhatsApp blog, is dangerously simple; hold the microphone icon, make your recording, then release the icon.
“We spend a lot of time at WhatsApp thinking how we can make keeping in touch easier, and we...
Examining the upside opportunities in the mobile payments market
OTT video revenue went up and up in 2012, says ABI
The traditional channels of television consumption continue to change, and the latest research from ABI offers more pointers in that regard as the over the top (OTT) video market hit $8bn in 2012.
ABI Research, in its analysis, has also revealed that in the North America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions the year on year growth was in excess of 50%, and forecast that the market will go past $20bn by 2015.
Michael Inouye, senior analyst at ABI Research, commented: “The shift to digital and OTT...
What are the effects for telecoms after Facebook goes ‘home’?
Facebook has this week launched ‘Home’, software running on Android which turns a user’s phone lock screen into a news feed and a user interface for the social giant. But how does this align with other Facebook strategy, and what are the wider implications for the telecoms industry?
The new Facebook skin for Android launched yesterday, called Home, is arguably the most ambitious mobile play from the social giant so far.
Home is a combination of Facebook apps and ‘takes over’ the...
Skype in trouble with France over not declaring operator status
The French telecommunciations regulator ARCEP (Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques et des postes) has informed the Paris public prosecutor that Skype has not registered itself as a telco, as per its obligation.
According to ARCEP, the Luxembourg-based video call service will be committing a felony, but only by not declaring itself, in line with Article L. 33-1 of the French Postal and Electronic Communications Code.
ARCEP states that Skype falls into the telco category...