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Feb 15
2017

Nearly half of mobile users still only talk and text – GSMA

Nearly half of the world’s mobile phone users still only use their devices to make voice calls and send SMS, according to a report from GSMA Intelligence. The Global Mobile Engagement Index (GMEI) classified users as ‘Aficionados’ (the most engaged), ‘Pragmatists’, ‘Networkers’ and ‘Talkers’…

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Feb 1
2017

Global OSS-BSS Software Market: Increasing Espousal Of Convergent Billing Systems To Expand Opportunities

The report titled “Global OSS-BSS Software Market 2016-2020” furnishes key information regarding the market drivers, restraints, growth opportunities, market trends, and segmentation. The global market for OSS-BSS software will gain momentum due to the prevalence of favorable market conditions worldwide. The global market for OSS-BSS…

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Jan 15
2017

VoLTE connections to grow to 3.33 bln in 2021

The number of VoLTE connections will grow to 3.33 billion by 2021 from 324 million at present, according to a research by Ovum. By 2021, the technology will penetrate 53 percent of total mobile subscriptions worldwide.The main reason behind this growth will be the need for operators to reduce costs, moving services from voice to mobile broadband…

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Dec 15
2016

Worldwide High 360 Million North American LTE Connections

Global 4G LTE connections soared 81% year-over-year (YoY) in 3Q 2016, according to data from 5G Americas released last week. North American LTE connections reached 360 million, researchers said.4G LTE penetration and mobile wireless market share were highest in North America (U.S. and Canada) at 79%. By comparison, penetration of 4G LTE…

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Dec 1
2016

Nielsen Studies WiFi Vs. Cellular Usage Patterns

Paying monthly mobile overage charges is becoming increasingly burdensome for consumers as they continue to consume more in the way of mobile video and other forms of data-hungry content. Six point six percent of mobile Android consumers were billed for overage charges in 2Q 2016, Nielsen highlights in a Nov. 22 blog post about WiFi vs. cellular…

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Nov 15
2016

Diameter Signaling Grows to Meet User Demands

The tools by which we connect and collaborate are ever evolving, putting significant pressure on the networks available for use. As subscribers, our behaviors continue to evolve, which makes it challenging to meet every demand. Therefore, telecom signaling is changing as well, with diameter signaling experiencing continued growth.According to a…

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Nov 1
2016

UK MNOs reject renewed call for national roaming agreement

Mobile network operators (MNOs) in the UK remain opposed to the concept of national roaming agreements despite renewed calls for such a scheme to be implemented, reiterating that they believe it would be unworkable and also rejecting claims that they are set to miss key coverage targets agreed with the government in 2014.This weekend, members of…

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Oct 1
2016

Broadband Speed Tiers: Should You Eliminate Them as a Usage Based Billing Strategy?

Broadband carriers spend a lot of effort emphasizing broadband speed tiers with their marketing efforts. There is a never ending speed race, with carriers trying to outdo each other with their broadband speed tiers.Is there a better approach? One that focuses on experience versus speed and bills subscribers based on usage, not speed? This was an…

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Sep 30
2016

Report: Global Broadband Subscribers Will Exceed One Billion by 2020

The number of fixed global broadband subscribers continues to grow and will exceed one billion worldwide by year-end 2020, according to new market forecasts from Point Topic, which recently expanded its residential and fixed broadband market coverage to encompass 114 countries.In providing its latest market forecasts of global broadband…

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Sep 15
2016

EU court bypasses European Commission on termination rates

A national court can set rates for mobile and fixed termination, according to a ruling by the EU Court of Justice in a case brought by Dutch operators against the national regulator ACM. The court must take account of the recommendations from the European Commission on termination, but can vary from these based on the specific circumstances of the…

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