Facebook is killing the mobile operators’ SMS traffic and revenue

The golden days where SMS traffic and revenue simply continued to grow are almost over, as customers are now moving part of their mobile communication traffic over to Facebook

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Spain: Smartphones and tablets heat up telecommunication and IT industries

The latest GfK retail data from Spain highlights the extent to which smartphone and tablet devices outsell other Telecommunication and IT products more

Gartner says consumerisation will drive at least four mobile management styles

Analysts discuss the rapidly changing face of corporate mobility at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2011, 7-10 November, in Barcelona more

Consumers juggling home and mobile electronics devices would welcome one source of technical help to manage it all

Consumers who are juggling the use of their home-based and mobile consumer electronics devices would welcome integrated technical support to manage them, especially if they could turn to a single company for help, according to a study from Accenture

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Northstream announces its 2011 predictions for the global mobile industry

LTE momentum will build in 2011 while HSPA holds the fort, mobile video calling is set for a renaissance, iOS and Android become the focal point for service convergence, mobile connections set for massive growth and mobile operators to hold firm on data usage policies


Touchscreen smartphone sales to reach 355 million by 2015

According to “Global Smartphone Sales Forecast by Form Factor: 2004 to 2015,” by the Strategy Analytics Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) service, global smartphone sales with a full touchscreen will reach 355 million units by 2015, up from 46 million in 2009

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World mobile equipment market

The global equipment market represented a total 284 billion euros in 2009, and IDATE predicts an increase of 1.5% for 2010 more
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2.6 GHz band vital for the growth of LTE according to GSMA backed research

New research shows global significance of the 2.6 GHz band for Mobile Broadband and meeting the needs for more spectrum more

Consumers in emerging markets twice as likely as those in developed markets to purchase and use consumer technology

Emerging-market consumers also more willing to pay a premium for “environmentally friendly” consumer products more
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Security and compliance for mobile payments

Mobile payments are on the verge of the mainstream. Gartner predicts that the number of mobile payment users will reach more than 190 million in 2012, representing more than 3% of total mobile users worldwide. And Tower Group, another analyst firm, has reported  that mobile banking, separate from mobile payments, will grow by five times its current US level by the end of 2013

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