Archive | June, 2004
Mobile Spam

Mobile Spam

As reported by Textually, the Philadelphia Inquirer carries an article on why mobile spamming won’t be as big as email spamming. According to John Summers, global director for managed security at Blue Bell-based Unisys Corp: U.S. cell-phone companies have learned from the mistakes of carriers in other countries and have installed technology to prevent spam […]

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Virgin Mobile to Float

Virgin Mobile to Float

According to the BBC Virgin Mobile is to float next month “subject to market conditions”. Hmmm. No wonder Sir Richard was so scathing about the MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) about to launch in the UK we reported yesterday here. With incumbents showing a c. 20% drop in ARPU in places where MVNO’s have launched, […]

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Watch out – the MVNO’s are coming

New Media Age reports that Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO’s) are about to launch following huge success in Northern Europe. Due to the significantly lower cost base, prices have plummeted in a matter of months. In Denmark the price of a mobile minute has dropped from E0.17 to E0.09 (11p-6p) in only six months, and […]

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Buy a handset manufacturer?

Buy a handset manufacturer?

There’s an interesting article over at The Feature on SK Telecom’s (a South Korean operator) plans to produce own label handsets, by buying some of the players in the market. It’s all about who “owns the customer” – the handset guys or the operators. It’s a bit of a redundant argument really, because at best, […]

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B2B Treasure

B2B Treasure

Nice article from Anuj Khanna from Netsize ( an International mobile services company) in New Media Age. While it’s one of those blatant “yes, I’m soliciting business” pieces, he makes some very valid points. His basic argument is that companies tend to focus on the sexy “entertainment” applications and services and ignore “there’s gold in […]

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