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Is Netflix about to be a real problem for the UK’s mobile operators?

I signed up for Netflix this morning after reading Matt’s post over at The Next Web. It’s just £5.99 a month. I’ve used the service in the States a few times and was very impressed. Today’s UK launch is rightly generating a lot of excitement — and given there’s a 1-month free trial (you do […]

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Operators

An expensive example of Three’s stupid data policies

This is one of those posts that’s about to get really, really popular across the mobile operator community. I know this, because previous ones on similar subjects have phenomenally high readership rates from the various operator areas such as Newbury, Maidenhead, Slough and so on. And executives call me about them too. It is with […]

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Services

50% of users abandon mobile videos half way through watching

I met up with Noam from Mobixell before this year’s Mobile World Congress. I was meant to meet up with him again in Barcelona, but unfortunately he was ill. Anyway, I enjoyed Mobixell’s take on the issue of network congestion – the causes of it (mainly video according to Mobixell) and some ways to try […]

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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 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 […]