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Operators

Operators: It’s time to think about personalised data plans & real time usage

Amdocs, the global customer experience experts have been interviewing their customers about the next generation of data services. They’ve collated the results in a recent press release that’s worth a look if you’ve any interest in the area. Although it’s reasonably positive reading, I can only manage to consume a sentence every 10 minutes or […]

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Applications Services

If you care about mobile data use, give datasquasher a try

For those of you using smartphones, slightly concerned at all times about how much data you’re using (and I assume that’s nearly all you), then it’s probably time to give datasquasher a try. Get it here. It’s only on iOS at the moment, but I suspect that they’ll be adding more OSes soon. datasquasher lets […]

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Operators

The Data Disgrace: Two readers sound off on their frustrations

Here’s an opinion piece on the frustration of data plans. Readers Patrick and Neil were discussing the issue on Twitter last week and asked if they could put their thoughts down in a post here on MIR. I readily agreed. If you’ve got an opinion you’d like aired, drop me a note — ewan@mobileindustryreview.com. Right […]

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Opinion

The Data Capacity Crunch, Part 5: Informa

The Data Capacity Crunch In the fifth and final part of a series of Amdocs-sponsored interviews addressing the impact of the mobile data capacity crunch, we talk to Dario Talmesio, senior analyst at Informa, about sender-pays data, tiered data pricing and more. This series is jointly produced with the talented people at Mobile Entertainment magazine‘s […]

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Opinion

The Data Capacity Crunch, Part 4: Nokia & RIM

The Data Capacity Crunch In the fourth of a series of Amdocs-sponsored interviews addressing the impact of the mobile data capacity crunch, we talk to Sanyu Kiruluta, head of developer relations at RIM EMEA, and Rupert Englander, head of services & marketing at Nokia UK. This series is jointly produced with the talented people at […]

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Opinion

The Data Capacity Crunch, Part 3: Amdocs

The Data Capacity Crunch In the third of a series of interviews addressing the impact of the mobile data capacity crunch, we talk to Nick East, General Manager of OSS at Amdocs, about growth in demand, traffic types and management strategies. Over to Nick: This series is jointly produced with the talented people at Mobile […]

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Operators Services

‘At the carphone warehouse, you won’t pay extra for internet’

That headline is a direct quote from a radio advertisement I heard just now from the Carphone Warehouse. Bad news for the market. Bad news for the data crunch. Bad news for the end customer. Very bad news. It’s bad news because it’s educating consumers that the internet has little value. So little value that […]

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Operators

How Facebook could really nail the mobile operators

I participated in an array of superb briefings last week at Mobile World Congress. The issue of the ‘data crunch’ was never far from the conversation. One company I met on Sunday morning prior to MWC was apoplectic with rage about Facebook, Google and Apple. I won’t go into detail about the company’s identity except […]

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Operators Opinion Services

Let’s kill ‘unlimited’ once and for all?

Ben Smith over at the all new Wireless Worker site makes a rather challenging point about the mobile data market: We have a chance – let’s kill ‘unlimited’ once and for all The word ‘unlimited’ has been abused too much and too long by telecoms companies to be rehabilitated. It should be killed off now we […]

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Opinion

The Data Capacity Crunch, Part 2

The Data Capacity Crunch In Part 2 of our video series focusing on the data capacity crunch, we talk to Sky’s Business Development Director, Emma Lloyd, to find out her perspective on the issue. Over to Emma… This series is jointly produced with the talented people at Mobile Entertainment magazine‘s ME TV channel.

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Opinion

The Data Capacity Crunch, Part 1

The Data Capacity Crunch In Part 1 of our video series focusing on the data capacity crunch, we talk to o2’s Head of Consumer Marketing, Jonathan Earle to find out his perspective on the issue. Over to Jonathan… This series is jointly produced with the talented people at Mobile Entertainment magazine‘s ME TV channel.

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News Operators Opinion

Two Weeks and Nothing?

I’ve been away for a week (because I moved house); and it’s all been a bit hectic! Unfortunately I didn’t have the internet for about two weeks, and thus I’ve been cut out of the online world of MIR. So when I got my connection back some time late last week, I was mildly hoping […]