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  • The market for consumer broadband value-added services (BVAS) grew by 30% during 2009 in revenue terms, and by 13% in terms of subscribers. These are the top level findings of the latest edition of Point Topic - Consumer Broadband Value Added Services report, covering 2009. The run rate for consumer BVAS revenues went from $39.6 billion to $48.9 billion...
    01 Iunie 2010/ Continuare
  • If you want to buy a smartphone get ready to make some choices, because there is a plethora of pricing options available, depending not just on the handset’s capabilities but on where and how you shop. If you wanted the absolute freedom of an unlocked device untethered to a particular operator or plan, in April 2010 you would have paid on average $431.49...
    28 Mai 2010/ Continuare
  • The GSMA announced the details of a further seven grantees from the Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) Fund, which is administered by the GSMA Foundation, Inc., with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. New grantees are Cellcard in Cambodia, Digicel in Fiji, Orange in West Africa, Safaricom in Kenya, Tata Indicom in India, Telenor in...
    26 Mai 2010/ Continuare
  • ITU’s World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report 2010 was launched today at the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-10), which is currently meeting in Hyderabad. The report provides a mid-term review of the progress made in creating a global information society by 2015, a commitment that governments agreed upon at the World Summit on...
    25 Mai 2010/ Continuare
  • Worldwide mobile phone sales to end users totalled 314.7 million units in the first quarter, up 17 percent from 269.1 million in the same period of 2009, according to a study by Gartner. Smarpthone sales to end users reached 54.3 million units, up 48.7 percent from the first quarter of 2009. Smartphones accounted for 17.3 percent of all mobile handset...
    24 Mai 2010/ Continuare
  • In 2009, well under half a billion dollars were spent on mobile marketing and advertising. Over the five years to the end of 2015, that expenditure will grow at a compound annual rate of more than 40%, according to estimates from ABI Research. This robust growth will be fostered by several factors. According to mobile marketing strategies practice...
    21 Mai 2010/ Continuare
  • Bridge Technologies has announced a partnership with Brussels-based broadcast and IT convergence specialists Video Promotion sprl for sales and support of VideoBRIDGE monitoring products in Belgium. The award-winning VideoBRIDGE digital media monitoring system provides the most advanced satellite-to-set-top-box monitoring solution available to broadcasters...
    19 Mai 2010/ Continuare
  • The GSMA welcomes the publication by the INTERPHONE study group of the results for the combined analysis for glioma and meningioma in the International Journal of Epidemiology. In the press release announcing the paper Dr Christopher Wild (photo), Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said: 'An increased risk of brain cancer...
    18 Mai 2010/ Continuare
  • NETIA announced that it has provided Orange, the key brand of leading telecommunications operator France Telecom, with a content management system (CMS) designed to support Telco operators' end-to-end media management and distribution needs. Built on NETIA's versatile Manreo™ media asset management (MAM) system, the CMS will enable Orange to store, manage...
    17 Mai 2010/ Continuare
  • The recent unveiling by Apple Inc. of its new iAd advertising platform extends the company’s array of inventive services for the iPhone, but also continues a distinctive collaboration-versus-competition dynamic between the giant technology trendsetter and its partner companies, according to iSuppli Corp. "Thanks to the phenomenal success of the iPhone...
    14 Mai 2010/ Continuare

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