Mobile data delivering a quarter of revenues

Global revenues from mobile data services increased 24 per cent year on year in 2008, delivering around 15 per cent of all revenues generated by mobile operators worldwide.

LTE, WiMAX to boost stickiness, stop churn, save revenues

Next generation wireless technologies such as 3G LTE and Mobile WiMAX will prompt operators to adopt an ‘open access’ mentality, allowing any client device to connect to the network. This will lead to higher service stickiness and reduced churn, analysts say.

Emerging markets and data form silver lining

Despite the economic gloom, which is expected to bite harder in 2009, the telecoms industry may take refuge in forecasts that emerging market growth and the development of mobile data services will push the sector to ever greater heights. Figures released by industry analyst Ovum this week predict 5.63 billion mobile connections by 2013, up […]

Mobile data to hit $200bn this year, says Informa

Revenues from mobile data services are set to exceed US$200 billion in 2008 for the first time, according to Informa Telecoms & Media’s latest World Cellular Data Metrics edition. Total mobile data revenues were approximately US$157 billion in 2007.  Research from the first quarter of 2008 reveals that mobile data service revenues exceeded US$49 billion, […]

Mobile data boom reviving flagging equipment market

The burgeoning success of mobile data services is driving a turnaround in the struggling base station market, according to analyst figures released Tuesday. With the number of mobile broadband subscribers worldwide reaching 100 million on more than 300 networks, mobile data traffic is set to increase 1088 per cent from 162PB (petabytes) in 2007 to […]


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