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Snapchat drives more traffic than any other messaging app on North American mobile networks

Who knew? I didn’t. I had no idea. I thought Whatsapp would have been one of the key contenders. But apparently not. This is according to a recent release from Sandvine. (If you haven’t come across Sandvine, they are a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators.) Regarding Snapchat, the precise […]

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Operators Opinion Services

Mervyn Kelly of Ciena – The Network Specialist

This is Momchil with a video of Mervyn Kelly, of Ciena. Ciena provides the “Road infrastructure and traffic collision avoidance” for Mobile Networks. Mervyn Kelly, Marketing Director EMEA for Ciena describes his company as: Invisible to the end user, but extremely important. Providing end to end intelligent packet transport network. More from Mervyn:

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Paul Gowans of JDSU announces Data Collection Technology for Service Providers

Momchil here, with a video of Paul Gowans, Marketing Manager of JDSU. Paul talks about their new breakthrough solution for Service Providers – PacketPortal. PacketPortal enables gathering intelligence from the network, which may be used for a whole range of applications such as personalised services, pro-active problem correction of networks and overall better service delivery. […]

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MWC 2012 video: InMobi’s Rob Jonas talks to MIR

I managed to get a bit of time with Rob Jonas, top man in Europe at mobile ad network, InMobi. Rob brought me up to date with InMobi’s rather impressive performance and gave me some perspective on the year ahead. Thanks for taking the time Rob! Here’s the video:

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Operators Opinion

This new mobile world is great, as long as stuff actually works

Michael Arrington over at TechCrunch highlights a key fundamental that we often forget at the bleeding edge of the mobile world: The basic stuff has to actually work. For all the talk about 4G and LTE and genius amazing whiz-bang gizmos, the basic reality is that when I hit ‘dial’, I expect my call to […]

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Would You Like A Briefing On Network Signalling? And Some Beer?

I’ve had a lot of conversations recently about Unlimited Drinks, our networking event series, especially since I published this post yesterday. Last night I was speaking to a chap who works for a mobile operator in the marketing section. I’d mentioned network signalling. He asked how I knew about that. I said I’d had a […]

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Devices Operators Opinion

Three and o2: Faster, better, quicker?

Does anyone remember the post I wrote a little while ago about Network Controlled Fast Dormancy? I titled it, ‘Nokia Siemens Networks makes your iPhone battery last longer‘. Quite a lot of UK readers were rather keen to find out if their network supported the NSN technology which, if implemented fully, should (amongst other things) […]

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Devices Operators Opinion

Nokia Siemens Networks makes your iPhone battery last longer

Got an iPhone? Is it running on iOS 4.2? Good. Next question: Does your mobile operator run on Nokia Siemens Network equipment? No? Oh. Well, let’s just assume you said yes, right? Well that’s very, very good news. You see Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) equipment supports many of the mobile operator’s network infrastructure. And — […]

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Vodafone’s write-once run-anywhere ‘app store’ for 289m customers

I’ve been hearing lots about Vodafone in recent weeks and I’m delighted to write that their new initiative is now publicly en-route.

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Mobile Drama!

It’s a phenomenon that has been circulating around for the past few years; “Mobile Soaps”, which are specifically aimed and targeted at people like myself… Teens! It’s an idea that has always intrigued me; I’m a fan of anything that is gripping, true and something I can relate too (in terms of Dramas that is). […]

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Mobile Social Networks: What’s their future?

I’ll admit it; I’m one of those weird people who click that box that enables websites to send out lots of pointless newsletters. I live in the hope one day they’ll serve a purpose or value – like the Woolworths ones did (once upon a time) – and of course updates on other websites and […]

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Orange updates Scottish and Irish infrastructure

France Telecom announced today they’ve just completed the upgrade to both their networks in Scotland and Northern Ireland. This means both 3G and what they’re calling 3G+, but what we’re calling HSPA coverage has now reach a new high in the UK for Orange. They now boast, in their words, they can ‘offer over 94% […]