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Mobile money market to be worth $78 billion by 2019 – report

The global mobile money market will be worth $78 billion by 2019, according to research by MarketsandMarkets. The report, titled Mobile Money Market- Global Forecast to 2019, claimed the market will grow at an annual compound growth rate (CAGR) of 44.6% from last year’s total of $12.34 billion.

Amdocs MWC

Amdocs and Strex push SMS payments

SMS seems so last decade, but often the simplest technologies provide the easiest solutions. Amdocs has partnered with Norwegian SMS payments outfit Strex to promote this technology and see the rise of mobile wallets from the likes of Apple, Google and Samsung as complementary.

The A2P messaging market is growing

Operators told billions lost from grey routes messaging

Operators are losing out on a multi-billion dollar revenue opportunity because of grey route messaging as Application-to-Person (A2P) SMS market continues to grow. This was the key message from Perry Offer, the CEO of A2P messaging specialist firm Dialogue Group, speaking at the Wholesale Messaging and SMS World event in London.

Deutsche Telekom and Orange have signed up to use a RCS hub from cloud communications solutions firm Jibe Mobile

Global SMS revenue declines for first time

Global spend on traditional operator messaging services, including SMS and MMS, declined for the first time in 2013, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. The figures suggest mobile operators are beginning to see the effect of adoption of OTT and alternative instant messaging services.

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OTT app use undermining SMS revenue

Informa Telecoms & Media has predicted that global annual SMS revenues will fall by US$23bn by 2018, to US$96.7bn, down from US$120 billion in 2013. The decline in global SMS revenues will largely be caused by the continuing adoption and use of over-the-top (OTT) messaging applications in both developed and emerging markets.

The A2P messaging market is growing

Twitter launches emergency SMS service

Microblogging site Twitter has launched a feature to help its users receive important and accurate information from credible organisations during emergencies, natural disasters and times when other communications services aren’t accessible.

The A2P messaging market is growing

ICO serves SMS spammers £440,000 fine

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has cracked down on SMS spammers by fining two men penalties totalling £440,000. Tetrus Telecoms, jointly owned by Christopher Niebel and Gary McNeish, was found to have “plagued the public with millions of unlawful spam texts” over the past three years, according to the ICO.

The A2P messaging market is growing

SMS and beyond: The 20 year evolution to IP Messaging services

“At the time it didn’t seem like a big deal,” explained Neil Papworth, the twenty two year old British engineer, after sending the world’s first ever text message back in 1992. Almost 20 years ago to the day, Neil marked his place in history, revolutionising communication as we know it, all by sending a text message that read “Happy Christma.” The elegant simplicity of this message soon went on to define the very nature of the platform which has grown to become a cornerstone of mobile communication in the 21st Century.

Time for telcos to get the message

OTT pressure not major threat to SMS

While traditional SMS revenues are under pressure from rich messaging apps such as WhatsApp, iMessage and others, mobile operators will still generate a total of $722.7bn in revenues from SMS between 2011 and 2016, according to research released this week.

The A2P messaging market is growing

Orange, Google deliver SMS services to Africa

Orange’s pan-African operations have partnered with Google in a bid to exploit SMS as a platform for delivering Google services to low-end devices in use across Africa and the Middle East.

The A2P messaging market is growing

Operators ignore SMS at their peril

The humble SMS will remain a significant source of revenues and traffic for mobile operators on a global basis until at least 2015, according to the latest forecasts from Informa Telecoms & Media. Global SMS revenues are forecast to rise to $136.9bn by 2015 from $105.5bn in 2010, as global SMS traffic increases from five trillion messages in 2010 to 8.7 trillion messages in 2015.

PathFinder will be used to ensure subscribers can reliably access their twitter stream

Orange to integrate Twitter into IPTV

Mobile carrier Orange UK said Tuesday it is working to integrate popular social networking platform Twitter into its own service offerings, including TV as well as mobile and web.

TeliaSonera has announced that two of its Dutch holding companies are subject to a preliminary investigation concerning bribery and money laundering

Security experts warn over smartphone SMS bugs

At the Black Hat security conference taking place in Las Vegas this week, researchers claimed that smartphones including Apple’s iPhone, Google’s Android platform and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile were susceptible to SMS based attacks.

Mobile data delivering the goods

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.

Voda starts tweeting over SMS

Vodafone UK starts Twittering via SMS

Microblogging and social networking tool Twitter has made a made a return to the UK mobile market, after signing a deal with Vodafone that will allow users to send “tweets” by SMS.

Brits send 4,000 text messages every minute

Brits sent an average of 1.2 billion text messages every week during the month of September, equivalent to the same number of messages sent during the whole of 1999. Industry body the Mobile Data Association (MDA) said Monday that a total of 4.825 billion messages were sent during September 2007, highlighting a 25 per cent […]

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