data

3UK says 97 per cent of the traffic on its network is data

Mobile operator 3UK has announced that 97 per cent of all the traffic travelling through its network today is data. The carrier added that in the 14 months between June 2010 and September 201, it has seen a 427 per cent increase in data usage for smartphone customers.

KPN joins flat rate data revolt

Dutch carrier KPN is the latest operator to join the revolt against flat rate data charges and is likely to introduce usage-based tariffs by the end of the year.

Increasing mobile network capacity without the technology upgrade

As use of mobile internet devices such as smartphones and 3G dongles continues to grow, more mobile subscribers want to access high data volume internet applications such as video. This is leading to an unprecedented increase in traffic on the mobile networks.

From Bit Pipe to Intelligent Pipe

Policy Management is an emerging area with great promise in meeting operators’ requirements for dynamic, intelligent, and granular control of subscribers, services and networks.

EU Data Roaming Regulations

This autumn the EU Data Roaming regulation is top of mind for many operators, with a looming 2010 deadline for roll-out.

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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