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Around the world smartphone sales and usage have been grabbing the spotlight on communications technology news. The proliferation of smartphones increases the pressure on mobile network operators (MNOs) to focus on services that compliment smartphone usage. Consequently, although mobile voice remains the foundation of most mobile operators, it is data/Internet, driven by the popularity of...
This article looks at fixed and mobile broadband connections for computers (PCs and laptops / tablets). It is expected that xDSL will continue to post declines as other competing fixed broadband and, to a certain extent, mobile broadband technologies provide faster and / or cheaper offers. However, due, for instance, to improvements in the infrastructure (i.e. VDSL) or price policies (i.e...
For the past couple of years, the industry has witnessed the increasing popularity and usage of over-the-top (OTT) messaging applications, such as KakaoTalk, LINE, QQ and WhatsApp that offer a cheaper, if not free, alternative to standard mobile messaging. The popularity of these mobile applications posts a threat to mobile operators, as users shift from using traditional messaging servic...