Post Archive - 2014

Dec 15

ABI Research: 5G in 2020 Rare, 5G in 2025 Huge

It's perhaps one of the biggest truisms the technology sector contains: everything that is now is at least somewhat overshadowed by what's next. So much so that, in some cases, what's brand new today could be meaningless and obsolete in a matter of months. Those who are into 4G, meanwhile, have little concern about this, according to a new report… Read more
Dec 1

UK Telecom Market On Verge of Major Consolidation

After BT began moving towards an acquisition of either Telefonica SA’s O2 or EE, the wireless carrier co-owned by Orange SA and Deutsche Telekom AG, a Vodafone reaction was virtually certain.Vodafone arguably cannot allow BT to amass that much revenue scale and bundling capability without the ability to match future BT offers and market share, as… Read more
Nov 15

Report: Global VoIP Services Market to Reach $137 Billion by 2020

Transparency Market Research (TMR) recently released a report that predicts a bright future for the global VoIP services market. By 2020, it is expected to grow to $136.76 billion with 348.5 million subscribers. It’s somewhat counterintuitive, but one of the driving forces behind this growth is the growth of mobile device use. An increase in… Read more
Nov 12

IVR Technologies, Inc. Partners with TransferTo for International Mobile Top Up Services

The TransferTo International Mobile Top UP service is integrated directly into the Talking SIP End User Web Interface to support global airtime remittance using the subscriber’s existing account stored value.

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Nov 1

Carriers to Lose up to $14B on OTT Services

A new report by Juniper Research forecasts carriers to lose up to $14 billion revenue on over the top (OTT) apps in 2014. That’s 26 percent more than last year. The firm found that in some markets, including Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom, carrier revenues had fallen to less than 60 percent of what they’d been five years ago. Not only are… Read more
Oct 16

IVR Technologies, Inc. Releases Enhanced iPhone™ and Android™ Smartphone Applications for Mobile International Toll Bypass

Popular mobile dialer applications updated to support latest OS versions with enhanced feature-set.

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Oct 15

Report: Telecom Capex to Grow 3% in 2014

Telecom operators around the world invested heavily in fiber optic and 4G LTE networks in 1H 2014 as they continued a transformation from voice- to data-centric infrastructure and services, according to a Carrier Economics report released by the Dell’oro Group September 30. Telecom operators’ capital expenditures (capex) increased at a… Read more
Oct 1

End of Europe Mobile Roaming Fees in 2016? Maybe Not

Mobile roaming fees within European Union countries has been slated for 2015 reductions as part of moves aimed at eliminating roaming fees altogether, originally forecast for 2016.  But there might now be a delay in the timetable for ending all roaming fees for text messaging, mobile Internet or voice by 2016. Mobile service providers have opposed… Read more
Sep 15

By the End of 2014, There Will be More Mobile Phones than People

Around the world, and especially in developing countries, mobile phones are starting to become ubiquitous. Smartphones are versatile enough to become some of the best ways for people around the world to access the Internet, yet simple enough to be used by all demographics as a standard phone. So many of these phones are being built that by the end… Read more
Sep 1

Report: Mobile Usage on the Rise; Time Spent Increased 24 Percent

Recent research shows that Internet users in the U.S. are consuming more media on their mobile devices than on desktops, and within that mobile usage, apps account for the primary method of consumption by a wide margin. The "U.S. Mobile App Report" comes from comScore, a U.S. analytics company, and it shows that people are using their mobile… Read more