Operators in western Europe could grow profits to 15 times their current levels by taking an open platform approach to collaborating with OTT players, according to new research.
Two very different industry approaches to capturing the mobile marketing and advertising space were demonstrated this week as Telefónica signed a deal with a specialist software vendor and OTT app Quack launched promising to pay users for messaging.
By Andy Tiller, Vice President Product Marketing at AsiaInfo With sponsored data hitting the headlines courtesy of AT&T, operators’ commercial partnerships are in the spotlight.
The scale of the challenges posed by the rapidly changing face of telecommunications technology that could leave operators with out-dated networks and business models has been outlined in a new report.
Orange and Tata Communications have signed a deal to interconnect their IP Exchange (IPX) communities in a bid to help mobile operators improve the quality of IP-based communication services such as HD Voice.
WhatsApp has announced that half a billion consumers are now actively using its OTT messaging service.
MEPs at the European Parliament face a backlash from the telecoms industry after voting overwhelmingly in favour of draft legislation that promises net neutrality and eliminates roaming across the continent.
Ahead of a key vote on European telecoms reform, industry bodies Cable Europe, ECTA, ETNO and GSMA have slammed draft legislation around net neutrality.
Operators will not be in a position to take advantage of location-based service (LBS) revenues, which are predicted to hit €2.3 billion in 2018, according to new research.
By John Hoadley, Chief Technology Officer of Taqua
Finland-based DNA is the latest operator to strike a partnership deal with OTT music streaming service Deezer.
Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp can only mean bad news for operators, according to industry watchers.
TeliaSonera saw profits rise in Q3 thanks to cost-cutting measures, including large job cuts, but revenues continue to decline.
Bouygues Telecom has selected fring’s telco over the top (OTT) service as it looks to compete with the likes of WhatsApp and Skype.
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