Free Boingo Offer Should Enhance Value of WiFi-Only Samsung Tablets

A new offering from Samsung and Boingo aims to enhance the value of unsubsidized WiFi-only tablets by giving them a year of free public WiFi service.  Purchasers of Samsung’s WiFi-only Tab 3 tablet or the WiFi-only version of the Galaxy Note 8 tablet will be...Learn More

Mobile Analytics Report: YouTube Dominates on Mobile Video

Mobile subscribers are increasingly connecting to the Internet and searching the Web: the number of mobile search transactions per subscriber rose 25% between February 2012 and 2Q 2013, according to the latest Citrix ByteMobile Mobile Analytics Report, which “provides insight into mobile data subscriber usage...Learn More

Internet Business Guru Meeker Bullish on Connected Cars, MOOCS

Mary Meeker is a financial analyst focused on technology who has a reputation for being one of the first to spot new opportunities. Not surprisingly a 100+-slide deck released this week that comprises Meeker’s 2013 Internet Trends Report is generating a lot of buzz. Meeker,...Learn More

Report: Video, Health Apps and Games Dominate Mobile Traffic

A new research report from cloud computing company Citrix compares and analyzes consumer perceptions of their mobile services usage with their actual behavior. “The data points to a contrast between what mobile device owners think they know about their devices and plans, and what the...Learn More

Alcatel-Lucent is Latest Entrant in Hot Personalized Mobile Plan Market

The concept of “personalized mobile services” may sound like a tired old marketing phrase but it’s actually quite a hot telecom development area, as an announcement from Alcatel-Lucent today illustrates. The company is launching what it calls Smart Plan Builder, a software product aimed at...Learn More

AT&T’s Shared Mobile Data Plan Looks a Lot Like Verizon’s

“The more you share, the more you save” is the concept behind AT&T’s new Mobile Share wireless data plans announced today and scheduled for availability in late August. The plans offer unlimited talk and messaging and allow multiple mobile data devices to share a pool...Learn More

GSMA Report: 24 Billion Smart Devices by 2020

Peering into a future in which some 24 billion devices will be connected to the Internet, GSMA and Machina Research today released “Connected Life in 2020” at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The telecoms industry stands at a tremendous inflection point as envisaged in...Learn More

T-Mobile Outlines 2013 LTE Launch Plans

T-Mobile said today it plans to invest $4 billion “over time” in network modernization with the goal of offering LTE service in 2013. The move came one day after the company announced disappointing results for the fourth quarter of 2011 and two months after AT&T...Learn More

Report: Want to Hold on to Subscribers? Show Them ‘More Love’

Some 2/3 of mobile telecoms service customers “feel neglected” by their service providers and more than 2-in-5 are likely to switch within the next two years as a result, according to the results of a research survey commissioned by Finnish dynamic Operations Support System software...Learn More

Report: Worldwide Mobile Data Traffic to Surge 18-Fold

Worldwide mobile data traffic will increase 18-fold over the next five years, reaching 10.8 exabytes (quintillion bytes) per month – an annual run rate of 130 exabytes – by 2016. That a constant annual growth rate of 78% over the five-year period, according to the...Learn More

Apple’s iOS Dominated Mobile Web Browsing in 2011

Though Google’s Android mobile operating system has been coming out tops in terms of global smartphone activations, the latest market share statistics from Net Applications’ NetMarketShare show just how potent Apple’s line-up of iOS devices, apps and content is when it comes to mobile Web...Learn More

Android Web Browsing Performs Faster Than iPhone and It’s Not Even Close

With mobile Web browsing on a steep rise, Blaze Software has found that smartphones with Google’s Android OS performed 52% faster than Apple’s iPhone and iOS. Android finished loading a Web page faster on 84% of the 1,000 websites tested. According to Blaze, mobile web...Learn More

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