Archive | Operators

We pay close attention to the industry behemoths. Carriers, operators, MNOs, MVNOs — call them what you will — there’s no getting away from the fact that they’re instrumental. In this section we document everything from price plan changes to strategy announcements and good old double-barreled rants.

Aeromobile

Aeromobile is off to a flying start in 2015

Over the past few years, you may have noticed talk of being able to use your mobile phone on a plane. Despite what seems like many years of discussion on the topic, you might not realise that some airlines have already installed special mobile network technology onboard, enabling you to get online before you reach your destination. One company in particular, Aeromobile, […]

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Man with virtual reality glasses

Google I/O – five things we care about: virtual reality

At the recent Google I/O conference, as expected the search giant showed off the next version of Android, Android M, which is expected to arrive sometime in the autumn. But amongst other things, the company also focused on virtual reality (VR) viewers (Google Cardboard) and a new 360 degree camera rig for filmmakers in collaboration with action […]

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Google I:O

Google I/O – five things we care about, part 1

At the recent Google I/O developer conference, Google focused a lot of its time on talking about optimising Android, which is a fairly large undertaking. Making Android work more smoothly and conveniently is something that we care a lot about at Mobile Industry Review, and it’s interesting to see what Google will finally reveal in “Android M” […]

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5G Concept

What’s next for mobile networks?

Many of us now have access to hi-speed 4G networks, with mobile operators around the world racing to roll out the latest flavours of the technology. But what comes next, and what will it mean for you and me? So-called fifth-generation or 5G networks are looming ever-closer on the horizon, and besides the technology giving […]

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Philips Hue Bulbs

Critical Kit: Philips Hue connected lightbulbs

As part of our Critical Kit series, this week we’re taking a short but enlightening look at the Philips Hue connected lightbulbs. While it could argue that they’re not exactly critical, the innovative and popular smart bulbs have certainly struck a chord with consumers. How does this relate to anything mobile? The Hue range basically comes into its own when […]

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Mobile Payments - mPOS

Apple Pay will heat up European mobile payments battle, mobile operators must respond to stay relevant

With Apple Pay and other mobile wallets gaining momentum, it seems that mobile operators face increasing challenges in staying relevant in terms of our mobile money. After all, would you rather use a payments service from Apple or Vodafone? A new report from IHS Technology highlights the very fact that Apple Pay and others are expanding internationally […]

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Live Chat Keyboard

TalkTalk focuses on improving chat-based customer service

It’s rarely a pleasure calling customer services for any company – long delays, a poor quality connection, and inevitably not achieving what you were trying to do in the first place. British MVNO operator TalkTalk seems to have recognised this, having conducted a customer behaviour survey that concluded that subscribers “increasingly prefer to self-serve online”, although there is […]

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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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