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Ouch, the latest phishing scam I’ve seen involves your mobile operator and a huge bill

“You’ve just run up a £300 quid bill with O2… click here to check out your bill”. Text like that would have most of us clicking right-away, whilst screaming, “WHAAAAAT???” really loudly. Sadly, the first link you’re prompted to click on downloads a seriously suspicious zip file to your computer. Nicely done, hackers, nicely done. […]

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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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O2: “2 years is too long to wait for a new phone”

Saw this on the underground today. It is a rather compelling offering from O2 — if you’ve selected the right contract options (notably O2 Refresh in this context). Does this mean that of you’re one of the millions of O2 contract customers currently serving out a 24-month agreement, you can simply pay off the cost […]

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The death of roaming fees in Europe: Bring it on!

The Telegraph is today reporting that roaming fees (for voice, text and data) will be abolished by the end of next year if not earlier. About flipping time. Almost half of people traveling abroad deliberately switch their phone off to avoid unexpected and often ridiculous roaming charges. In recent years, if you’ve spent enough time […]

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Guest Post: Dating 101 for Mobile Operators

Thanks to Jonah Pransky, Manager of Market Insight and Strategy at Amdocs, for sending over this guest post. It focuses on the rather prickly subject of over-the-top (“OTT”) players and how operators can engage with them (and vice versa). It’s a particularly challenging situation especially when one side feels the other isn’t playing fairly. Over […]

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Standard & Poor’s: Why Europe’s Top 15 Telcos’ Credit Quality is Fading

Here’s a different viewpoint from the team at Standard & Poor’s regarding the credit quality of Europe’s top 15 telecoms companies. Credit quality is, of course, directly related to the company’s performance — and sadly, it’s no surprise that almost every operator S&P are examining is either having problems or about to have some. If […]

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