Articles tagged with: Ovum and Compete

India welcomes MVNOs

On Monday, the Indian government finally gave the go-ahead for mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) to enter the market. This follows a recommendation back in August 2008 from India's regulator, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. more

Related Tags: 3g, sim, eu, rural, mvno, trai, 3g-licence, lebara, target, auction, India


iPhone in China: China Mobile or China Unicom?

The iPhone distribution negotiations between Apple and China Mobile were first reported in 2007. While many expected to see the two shake hands, no deal has yet been announced and it is now rumoured that Apple will partner with China Unicom instead. What is interesting is how the competitive environment will influence any cooperation. more

Related Tags: 3g, sim, iphone, china-unicom, wcdma, itunes, apple, itu, edge, china-mobile, china-telecom, td-scdma, cdma, hspa, partner, mobile-content, 3g-licence, unicom, music, 3g-network, China


Real-Time Mobile Video Survey Indicates Services Gaining Momentum

Global IP Solutions, a provider of IP multimedia processing software, has published the results of a survey conducted by Ovum, which found that US mobile operators and equipment vendors are supportive in the drive toward real-time video, which is likely to become more mainstream in the US market over the next few years. more

Related Tags: wimax, arpu, voip, mobile-video, 4g, 3g-network,


Facebook-Twitter talks break down

What would have been the first major consolidation between two social networking giants has failed to materialise, as Facebook’s attempts to woo Twitter with an all-stock offer fell on deaf ears. Facebook’s valuation seems to have been the sticking point. more

Related Tags: google, microsoft, sms, social-networking, twitter, ofta, yahoo, text-messages, facebook, target


Vodafone says Apple will meet it part way over branded iPhone apps

Apple may be willing to allow operator-specific applications to run on the iPhone, according to Vodafone’s terminals chief. Any such applications would apparently be made available through the Apple App Store.  more

Related Tags: iphone, mobile-data, itunes, apple, rsa, walled-garden, vodafone, app-store


Mobile broadband: Prepaid key to growth in Western Europe

Operators should look to prepaid offerings to maximise the mobile broadband opportunity in Q4 2008, rather than pinning their hopes on mobile broadband substituting fixed services - says a new report by Ovum. more

Related Tags: wind, usb-modem, mobile-broadband, usb-modems, iptv, target, usb, students, modems, true


Vodafone gets the nod for Ghana Telecom, so who’s next?

Vodafone has finally triumphed in its quest to take a majority stake in Ghana Telecom, opening a new chapter in the mobile giant’s expansion plans. In fact, by chasing the deal the company has thrown down the gauntlet and has indicated its readiness to compete for both the big and the not-so-big assets. more

Related Tags: apple, mtn, zain, france-telecom, vodacom, polkomtel, global-mobile, era, parliament, Ghana


Telecoms Software Vendors Bill be Next to Feel the Heat From Huawei

Coming back from Mobile Congress World, Jessica Figueras, Practice Leader of Service Infrastructure at Ovum says that the most eye-opening briefing at this year's MWC was with executives from Huawei's software division. more

Related Tags: amd, oracle, huawei, ibm, alcatel-lucent, outsourcing, customer-care, redknee, telcordia