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Apple looks at NFC as a Gift

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According to Reuters the place to watch is the nexus of social media, gifting and mobile. This nexus interests Reid Hoffman, a cofounder of LinkedIn and a partner at Silicon Valley venture-capital firm Greylock Partners enough to provide start up Wrapp, just one social gifting company, with around $10 million. As well as being the point where […]

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Network Planning Software on the Increase

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According to the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), 64 commercial LTE networks have been launched and there are another 312 operators making the investment now. As first reports of the how customers use LTE and how much if affects their behavior it is interesting that network planning software is another area for investment. According to research house Analysys Mason tells us that […]

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BillShock slowing Data Consumption?

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It is ironic but the one issue that is dominating discussions in operators’ meeting rooms is also providing relief from another. It is true that mobile data usage has doubled in the past 18 months but it is also true that most customers in the UK pay for more than they actually use. So says BillMonitor. […]

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Billing is the Target for Trojans

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In recent weeks, Microsoft, in conjunction with law enforcement operatives and banks managed to disrupt a Zeus Trojan that was stealing financial information – around $100 million or so. The problem with Zeus like bugs, even if you think you have taken out the command and control structure that controls the communications channel between the target and […]

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Gartner says…BI, PM and other stuff is Big

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Gartner’s 2012 CIO survey showed that analytics and Business Intelligence (BI) is the No. 1 technology priority for CIOs in 2012. It also says that despite budgetary limitations, this area is relatively shielded from deflection and will remain high on the priority list, if not at the top. Worldwide, the market for BI, Performance Management (PM) and analytics […]

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Signalling storm – are you ready?

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A storm only slightly less violent than the 185,000 mile an hour winds that are driving tornados around the Sun, is blowing mobile operators off course. As they get to grips with the sheer quantity of data, they must now address an endless variety as well. The culprit, or hero, whichever way you look at it, […]

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Revenue Assurance still not ‘built in’

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Inaccurate billing and criminal activity – no they are not the same thing – lost the mobile industry $58.4 billion last year, according to Juniper Research. Juniper says that if nothing is done to shore up the revenue assurance and fraud management barriers this figure could hit $300 billion by 2016. Telcos risk undermining the revenue […]

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Mastercard and its next billion

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Forbes estimates that MasterCard’s transaction volumes will nearly double to 53 billion by 2018 as it executes on its mobile money initiative. Aimed at the 2.5 billion financially under-served consumers worldwide the programme will be fueled by collaboration with all the players in the ecosystem including technology providers, mobile network operators and financial institutions. MasterCard has already […]

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Old fashioned billing will drive electric cars

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One of the big barriers to electric cars taking off – or at least driving off – is lack of charging stations. They are few and far between and finding them and planning your journey accordingly is a challenge. However, if you could drive your car up to your friend’s house, the gas station, bus […]

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Payments Puzzle

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This is the start of our campaign to understand, analyse and report on the mobile payments eco-system. We will identify possible winners and losers, as well as explore the areas of uncertainty. There are many – the industry is hedging its bets.   Click here for the slides.      

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