Author Archive | Ewan

Vodafone UK to launch water supply services for South England

Vodafone UK has surprised the marked today by announcing VWater, marking its first foray into the supply and delivery of more traditional commodity services. This builds on their landmark mast sharing agreement with O2 and will see Vodafone grow to become a dominant player in the water industry if they can convert enough customers. The […]

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Yes, the mainstream retail experience is still really rubbish

I’m back in London now, if you haven’t been following my updates on LinkedIn. Being back in London means I am now once again being exposed to all manner of excitements and frustrations, rather than simply driving to Swindon every day and having a pleasant experience at the hands of BaxterStorey’s finest. This evening I […]

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Apple’s March 9 keynote: Initial impressions

I sat down and watched Apple’s keynote this evening, end-to-end. Apple is, without a doubt, a company at the top of it’s game. I strongly admired the work they’re doing with ResearchKit — enabling medical researchers around the world to deploy research apps/services using iPhone sensors. Admirable stuff. All of it with a commercial bent […]

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58% of our audience say they’ll buy the Apple Watch Sport

Ahead of the Apple keynote announcement later today we’ve been conducting a bit of research with the Mobile Industry Review audience. Hundreds have weighed in with their opinions in response to my post last week. I asked a very simple question: Which Apple Watch are you going to buy? I gave the following response options: […]

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Google announces death of mobile operator business model. Finally! [insert hope here]

On Day 2 of Mobile World Congress, it happened. The Earth moved. Mountains rose. Valleys shifted. Islands disappeared. All metaphorically speaking, you understand. Google has announced that they’re getting into the mobile network game. But don’t panic! Don’t panic Mr Mainwaring! You see, Google did the announcement quietly. It wasn’t a full scale Google I/O […]

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Eating your own dog food? A review of the GSMA’s MWC15 website

Today’s guest author, James Roswell, is founder and CEO of 51Degrees, a company which provides mobile web optimisation services to more than 1.5 million web sites globally. In the following post, James takes a look at the GSMA’s own website to see how it performs from a desktop and mobile perspective. Over to James. – […]

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Survey: What Apple Watch model are you going to buy?

So, you’re going to have to buy an Apple Watch, right? If you work in the mobile world, the chances are you’re going to either want to (or have to) buy one. Whether you like the idea or not, we all have to face the reality: Apple is clearly betting big on ‘Watch’ and it […]

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Gemalto on SIM card encryption issues: Case closed, job done

If you were following the SIM card encryption key news stories buzzing around, you’ll have recognised that industry heavyweight, Gemalto, was mentioned quite a bit. They’ve done their analysis and published their findings — and it makes excellent reading. Here are the key bullet points: The investigation into the intrusion methods described in the document and the sophisticated […]

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Mobile World Congress: Worth it for a day?

Back in January I was pretty irritated with the GSMA, the organisers of Mobile World Congress. A little while ago, I applied for press credentials like every other blogger out there. And I was declined. The pain on the ego. Oh the pain! The GSMA changed the qualifying status for press credentials this year. The […]

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