Articles tagged with: Whatsapp

Bangladesh Bans Skype and Twitter

The Bangladesh Government has ordered the country's local mobile network operators to block the use of messaging and social media services more

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Messaging Revenues to Decline by $600M as Traffic Increases by 200%

Overall, messaging traffic is forecast to double by 2019. This is driven by OTT (over-the-top) messaging applications, such as WhatsApp and LINE, seeing a threefold increase in message traffic -- from almost 31 trillion in 2014, to 100 trillion by 2019 globally. more

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Operators to Suffer $14B in Lost Revenues This Year, as OTTs Take Market Share

A new report has claimed that voice and messaging traffic lost to OTT (Over The Top) players such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Skype will cost network operators $14 billion in revenues globally this year, up by 26% on 2013. more

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WhatsApp Accounts for a Quarter of Mobile Data Usage at Zimbabwean Network

A Zimbabwean mobile network is reporting that WhatsApp usage now accounts for nearly a quarter of its entire mobile data traffic. more

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WhatsApp Signs Up 500 Millionth Customer

WhatsApp, the OTT messaging service has announced that it now has over 500 million active users. more

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Facebook Warned About Privacy Concerns Following WhatsApp Purchase

Facebook has been warned about protecting customer privacy should its planned aquisition of WhatsApp get regulatory approval. more

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Ovum: A wave of consolidation will occur in social messaging in 2014

The recent acquisitions of WhatsApp by Facebook and Viber by Rakuten signal that social communications, and particularly messaging, are becoming a core part of OTT services, whether their primary focus is social networking, gaming, or even commerce. more

Related Tags: telekom-new-zealand, commerce-commission, New Zealand

WhatsApp Breaks Messaging Record with 65 Billion Messages in One Day

WhatsApp, the OTT messaging platform says that it have broken its own record for messages, and earlier this week a total of 64 billion messages were processed on its platform in a single day. more

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Woman Hospitalised After Excessive WhatsApp Typing

A woman used the WhatsApp messaging service so much over the last Christmas holiday, that she ended up in hospital. more

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Microsoft Considered Bid for WhatsApp Before Facebook Bought it

Microsoft also took a look at buying the OTT messaging vendor, WhatsApp before Facebook paid US$19 billion for the company. more

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