Since Motorola released the first cell phone in the early 1980’s, mobile users, researchers, marketers, advertisers and visionaries extolled the value of mobility in a wireless world.
Mobile user location and distance to other users vanished. More important, psychological distance between users became perceptual—only two inches. “Long distance” morphed to no distance.
Mobile phones and mobile devices [...]
Not too long ago, the mobile industry was dominated by discussions about chipsets and back-end carrier infrastructure. Now, the conversation has turned to streaming video and iPhone apps – and there’s a whole cast of new characters that have a seat at the table, from Hollywood studios to web giants like Yahoo and Google. [...]
At the Center for Future Banking they are actively examining the mobile space and attempting to understand the technical, social and business drivers that will define the mobile payments ecosystem. Informa Telecoms and Media’s presented the report called “Mobile Payments and Banking” a few weeks back.
Since the turn of the millennium we have heard that [...]
10 years ago we saw the evolution of Mobile Marketing with first text messages sent around by advertisers on small black and white screens. Since then many forms of Mobile Marketing developed alongside the fast growing penetration of devices as well as their evolving technical capability.
Majority of campaigns are still pull campaigns using SMS, [...]
Mobile Voice-Over IP (VoIP) is an opportunity for StartUps like Truphone to compete with the global Mobile Network Operators. Mobile VoIP offers consumers a way for low-cost global calls.
“Until now, the only way to avoid the massive cost of mobile roaming is to carry multiple phones and multiple SIM cards, one for each [...]
VISA showed some real life examples of Mobile Payments, Money Transfer and Payment-Related Services at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2009.
The real life examples to demonstrate how its innovations in mobile payment technologies can enhance consumers’ daily lives, providing speed, convenience, security and choice.
Mary Carol Harris, Head of Innovation at VISA, explained several examples how [...]
This year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is over, and once again many of the Telecom industry’s top management convened in Spain to exchange experience, knowledge and show their latest technological triumphs – altogether almost 47.000 people met in Barcelona. There is no doubt that the financial crisis has caught up with a number of [...]
In the telecom world, and increasingly in the Internet world, the average revenue per user (ARPU) is a key metric. A few weeks ago, a journalist contacted us: she wanted to compare the development of US and Chinese mobile markets. Notably, she was surprised by the fact that Chinese operators seemed to have a [...]
While the world is in the midst of major economic problems, I want to contribute to MOCOM 2020 with some positive stories. I believe Apple has made and continues to make significant contributions to the development of the wireless industry. This is acknowledged by partners and competitors alike.
After the less than stellar MacWorld 2009 [...]
Rolf Hansen, simyo founder and CEO, started Germany’s first mobile no-frills provider. Based on his experience he formulated ten rules that are constitutional for success, particularly but not exclusively in the digital economy.
“The first and most important imperative for any executive in the business world is to be prepared the “dgital revolution “. This means [...]