mobile broadband

3 offers 15GB for £15 on one month contract

Just as O2 UK takes the wind out of the iPhone 3G’s sails, by announcing plans to charge extra for tethering, Hutchison Whampoa-owned rival 3 UK looks keen to scrap with a low commitment mobile broadband offering.

HSPA takes tenth of European broadband market

High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) accounted for 11.6 per cent of the total number of broadband connections in Europe at the end of 2008, according to figures released this week.

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.

Mobile Boadband Congestion Management & Policy Control

This webinar, brought to you by Informa Telecoms & Media in partnership with Camiant, will address this issue and provide operators with crucial insight into in-depth modelling frameworks and will help them to assess the cost savings of implementing a PCRF (Policy and Charging Rules Function)-based approach to traffic management, indicating a substantial reduction in core and radio-access network capacity related capital and operating expenses.

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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.

Mobile broadband to buoy mobile industry

Mobile broadband has become one of the key growth engines for the global mobile industry, driving major increases in data subscribers and revenues over the past year, and is set to play an increasingly central role in the success of the industry.

Poor customer service stifling mobile broadband

Almost half of UK mobile users don’t understand what mobile broadband can offer them. Moreover, better customer service would encourage mobile users to spend more. These are some of the findings from a survey released today by Convergys, a billing and OSS provider. “The findings are not exactly new,” says Mark Hennessy, director of products […]

Fixed line broadband still sticky service

One of the growing concerns of the fixed line operator community in these times of economic slowdown is that consumers are cutting their fixed line broadband in favour of a mobile net connection. It’s been well noted that mobile broadband subscriptions are growing at an explosive rate, giving rise to a potential double whammy risk, […]

Virgin Media intros mobile broadband

UK-based cable carrier Virgin Media showed how convergence is done on Wednesday as it unveiled its first ever Mobile Broadband offer. The new service adds another string to Virgin’s bow, which already includes cable broadband, fixed line telephony, IPTV, and mobile services via the Virgin Mobile MVNO. Mobile Broadband from Virgin Media is available on […]

‘Mobile broadband’ badge to appear on notebooks

Mobile industry body, the GSM Association (GSMA) made its big announcement on Tuesday, and it turns out the Informer was bang on with his prediction. Firing up the ‘mobile broadband’ hype machine and positioning the technology as a credible alternative to wifi and DSL, the GSMA has unveiled the Mobile Broadband service mark. Essentially, the […]

Mobile broadband a complement says analyst

Fixed line substitution is a blind alley for cellular carriers looking to market their mobile broadband services in Western Europe and they would be better off focusing on complementary prepaid offerings. Such is the advice from consultancy Ovum.  Penetration of fixed broadband is so high in the region, said analyst Steven Hartley, that mobile broadband […]


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