Tag Archives | Mobile Data

Getting nothing done quickly with mobile data

Sometimes I really do despair with the state of the mobile experience here in the UK. This evening I’ve been in Swindon and then in and out of London. Something must be going on with all the networks. Or maybe I got out of the wrong side of bed and ended up carrying around a […]

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I downloaded 1.62gb on EE’s 4G network in 21 minutes

Just how good is Everything Everywhere’s 4G service? Very good. With just two bars of service and well inside my office in Richmond I was able to download 1.62gb in just 21 minutes. Very smart indeed. I wondered how EE’s MiFi device would handle two iPhones each trying to download TV/movies from iTunes and set […]

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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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Vodafone UK is getting there with subscriber-led cost management

Congratulations are due to the team at Vodafone UK. They’ve been working hard at getting their subscriber-led data cost management systems operational. There is nothing worse than bill-shock for a mobile operator. In the past, mobile operators have had to spend millions on customer service agents to placate seriously annoyed subscribers phoning up about ridiculous […]

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The Data Capacity Crunch: Are we still in it?

It has now been almost exactly a year since I published the Data Capacity Crunch video series (kindly supported by Amdocs). I produced the series in conjunction with the team at Mobile Entertainment. We interviewed a number of leading executives from around the industry discussing the issue of the ‘data capacity crunch’. Broadly speaking, it […]

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This post brought to you via Vodafone data

Thank you Vodafone. Thank you for the £2/day-for-25mb deal. It’s good enough to make posts like this possible. The photo I’ve attached here (snapped on-the-go from the taxi window) is 1.6mb. Sending this to the web would normally cost me £2-3 once you take into account the surrounding data overhead. Thanks to Vodafone’s opt-in European […]

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