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MVNO Skilje introduces new Sim-only pricing

MVNO Skilje introduces new Sim-only pricing The Dutch MVNO Skilje has refreshed its Sim-only offering. Customers can now choose from 100 minutes/SMS for EUR 5 per month, 200 minutes/SMS for EUR 8, 300 minutes/SMS for EUR 10, 500 minutes/SMS for EUR 15 or 1,250 minutes/SMS for EUR 20. The data offer includes 200 MB for EUR 4.50 per month, 500 ... Read More »

15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple Samsung is the world’s – and Asia’s – top smartphone maker. But there are a lot of rival phone-makers out there aiming to dethrone the likes of Samsung and Apple. That competition is especially strong across Asia, where a number of relatively new phone-makers are playing to their strengths ... Read More »

Top 10 Cheapest Smartphones 2014: Xiaomi Redmi 1s, Moto E, Huawei Honor Holly and More

Top 10 Cheapest Smartphones 2014: Xiaomi Redmi 1s, Moto E, Huawei Honor Holly and More The smartphone market has undoubtedly received a huge response throughout the year and all the manufacturers have released several devices across various price range.   The cheapest smartphone of 2014Amazon However, there is plenty of innovation and potential in this area of the market, and ... Read More »

Telcos urged to innovate data tariffs to counter OTT threat

Telcos urged to innovate data tariffs to counter OTT threat During a discussion focused on future revenue generation opportunities, conversation moved towards the current landscape which is seeing telcos lose ground to over the top content providers. Ken Jackson from IBM Now Factory believes that moving to specific and tailored, content-based services is a feasible opportunity for operators to monetise ... Read More »

Review of 2014: New ground

Review of 2014: New ground BT is preparing to take its first steps into the new mobile world. In EE the UK incumbent is buying itself a weighty Christmas present and a ticket back into the consumer mobile sector it exited some 13 years ago. But far from going over old ground, BT is reentering an unfamiliar market, one in ... Read More »

Africa Tech Trends: Reflecting on 2014

Africa Tech Trends: Reflecting on 2014 The quest for access The multinational, multi-corporate push towards increasing internet access in Africa, which began in earnest in 2013, gathered speed in 2014. With only 26.5% of Africa’s over 1bn people connected to the internet, a number of high profile initiatives got underway to get more people online. International tech giants have played ... Read More »

Mobile LTE vies for partnership with TOT

Mobile LTE vies for partnership with TOT FIVE TELECOM businesses have submitted proposals to be strategic partners with TOT. They are Advanced Info Service (AIS), True Corp, Samart i-Mobile, Loxley, and Mobile LTE. The spotlight has fallen on Mobile LTE, which was founded by a group of investors on October 27 with Bt100 million in registered capital for telecommunications and ... Read More »

Uncarrier 8.0 takeaway: T-Mobile’s network announcements were far more important than rollovers

Uncarrier 8.0 takeaway: T-Mobile’s network announcements were far more important than rollovers   T-Mobile’s Data Stash may – in the words of John Legere – be “arguably the biggest thing we’ve ever done since Uncarrier 1“, but other announcements caught my attention more. I’m not belittling the new data rollover scheme. Simply re-emphasizing the truth: Without a killer network, a ... Read More »

2014: Mobile News Year in Review

2014: Mobile News Year in Review The last 12 months have seen some tectonic shifts not least with the disappearance of Phones 4u and Nokia (in handsets) from the mobile landscape and the formation of the new retail superpower we now know as Dixons Carphone.  If you were on a long holiday, this is how 2014 panned out January 2014 ... Read More »

BT To Decide O2 And EE Takeover Plans Within ‘Ten Days’

BT To Decide O2 And EE Takeover Plans Within ‘Ten Days’ BT board reportedly discusses mobile operator takeovers but has not yet made its decision BT hopes to make a decision on whether to acquire O2 or EE within the next ten days, according to a report, which says the company’s board discussed potential acquisitions at a meeting earlier this ... Read More »