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Smartphone Owners Find Poor Mobile Website Functionality a Turn-off

A new study from Compete has found that smartphone owners are more comfortable buying from their handsets, but that poor mobile site functionality is still a turn-off for many. Nonetheless, the research suggests that mobile commerce (m-commerce) is ready to explode in 2010. more

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Moody's changes AT&T's outlook to negative on acquisition of Verizon Wireless assets

Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the outlook for AT&T to negative following its announcement that it will acquire certain former Alltel assets from Verizon Wireless for roughly US$2.35 billion in cash. more

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European Commission Issues Guidance on Termination Rates

The European Commission has today set out clear guidance for EU telecoms regulators on the cost-based method to be used when calculating termination rates. The guidance is in the form of a "Recommendation" that national regulators are obliged to take "the utmost account" of. more

Related Tags: european-commission, eu, viviane-reding, termination-rates, 3, mobile-termination-rates, termination

Outsourcing Activity in Europe Is Growing During Economic Downturn

Almost 60 per cent of organisations in Western Europe will outsource more IT and business process functions in 2009, while renegotiation of existing contracts will rise to more than 60 per cent, according to a recent survey from Gartner. more

Related Tags: gartner, wave, cloud-computing, cloud

Consumers Say $5 not Too Much for a Smartphone App Download

A survey of smartphone owners by Compete has found that when Smartphone users were asked the most they’ve ever spent on a single application, 24 percent said that they have spent anywhere from $10-$50 for a single app. 28 percent have spent between $5-10 on a single app. more

Related Tags: smartphone, iphone, shazam, facebook, weather, music, apps

Mobile Application Revenues to reach $25bn by 2014 as Apps Stores Hit Mass Market

Direct and indirect revenues from mobile applications are expected to exceed US$25 billion by 2014, with growth fuelled by a raft of store launches targeting both high-end and mass market handsets, more

Related Tags: juniper-networks, vas, walled-garden, ovi, tim, wind, smartphones, smartphone, billing, apps

Qualcomm and Broadcom Wave a Paper and Declare "Peace For Our Time"

The acrimonious patent battle between Qualcomm and Broadcom is finally over. The two firms have entered into a settlement and multi-year patent agreement, more

Related Tags: broadcom, qualcomm, td-scdma, cdma, ovi, iden, tim, lte, wcdma, ict, wimax, european-commission, eu, semiconductor, 3g, patents, 4g, patent, court,

Hong Kong to Auction Spare 1800Mhz Radio Spectrum

Hong Kong's Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA) has issued invitations to the existing mobile network operators to participate in the auction of radio spectrum in the 1800 MHz band, which is scheduled to be held in June. more

Related Tags: office-of-the-telecommunications-authority, ofta, 1800mhz, ict, base-station, radio-spectrum, base-stations, bandwidth, public-mobile, auction, Hong Kong

Rules Change in the Mobile Handset Outsourcing Business

With the structure of the mobile handset supply chain upended by the global economic crisis, the old rules for the contract manufacturing of wireless devices have been overturned, leaving new pitfalls for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) providers, more

Related Tags: original-equipment-manufacturers, electronic-manufacturing-services, foxconn, isuppli, edge, nokia, outsourcing, ovi, nokia,

3G Competitors to Drive Mobile Service Uptake in Egypt

Mobile penetration in Egypt will reach 97 percent by year-end 2014 from 54 percent in 2008, driven by significant changes in its competitive landscape, more

Related Tags: 3g, etisalat-egypt, etisalat, tim, hspa, pyramid-research, cagr, Egypt

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