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Verizon Crafting OTT Business Models

Verizon Crafting OTT Business Models Heartened by the recent à la carte move of HBO and CBS, Verizon is now working with its content partners to fashion business models for its own planned OTT ventures. On the company’s earnings call Tuesday, Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) EVP & CFO Fran Shammo said Verizon is looking at delivering over-the-top (OTT) video ... Read More »

China’s MVNOs

China’s MVNOs It didn’t take long: The wheels have already fallen off China’s new MVNO sector, which was intended to spark competition and innovation in the sluggish state-dominated industry. (See Year of the Horse: Can China Telecoms Break Into a Gallop?) The dozen MVNOs that have started service since March have signed up just 400,000 customers — a rounding error ... Read More »

Phone Family signs MVNO deal with Three Sweden

Phone Family signs MVNO deal with Three Sweden   Phone Family is to start selling mobile services under its own brand after signing a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) agreement with Three Sweden, as the Stockholm-based mobile phone and broadband services retailer seeks alternative revenue streams following the loss of key network operator partners this year. The retailer, which also ... Read More »

MVNO Touch Mobile Revises VoIP Prepaid Plans

MVNO Touch Mobile Revises VoIP Prepaid Plans Waterloo, Ontario – Start-up prepaid MVNO Touch Mobile revised the price plans for its service, adding unlimited Wi-Fi calling and texts for $10/month. Four cellular VoIP plans add select amounts of 4G LTE data and voice over IP (VoIP) calling. The service, which uses the Sprint network, keeps prices down by defaulting voice ... Read More »

Competition watchdog to probe USSD service price

Competition watchdog to probe USSD service price The Competition Authority of Kenya is seeking a consortium to probe pricing and conditions of USSD access in the telecommunications market on suspicion of constraints to competition. CAK said fair pricing and session quality of USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) based services are key aspects of effective competition and access to mobile financial ... Read More »

U.K. Startup Swytch Is Building An App To Open Up The ‘Burner’ Phone Number Market

U.K. Startup Swytch Is Building An App To Open Up The ‘Burner’ Phone Number Market The telco industry has resisted change for years. That anti-innovation attitude, coupled with the rise of smartphones and fast data networks, provided ample opportunities for over-the-top startups to circumvent moribund and expensive telco offerings with VoIP and messaging apps that were both less expensive and more feature ... Read More »

Shortlist Announced for LTE North America Awards 2014

Shortlist Announced for LTE North America Awards 2014 The organizers of LTE North America have announced the shortlist for the prestigious LTE North America Awards, which celebrate the triumphs and innovations of the regional LTE market. Taking place on November 19 during the LTE North America conference and exhibition, the 5th annual LTE North America Awards will bring together the ... Read More »

UK-based Mobile Provider Improves MVNO Capabilities for Business Users with over $10M Investment in MDS’ Customer Management Platform

UK-based Mobile Provider Improves MVNO Capabilities for Business Users with over $10M Investment in MDS’ Customer Management Platform Implementation of latest MDS billing & charging solution enables creation of innovative digital services for leading UK MVNO Warrington, UK | 22 October 2014: MDS, a leading provider of real-time charging, billing and customer management solutions, has today announced the successful implementation ... Read More »

Italian MVNO PosteMobile pushes mobile money

Italian MVNO PosteMobile pushes mobile money PosteMobile, the Italian MVNO backed by the country’s Post Office, has launched an NFC-enabled SIM, which can be used for touch-and-pay transactions in locations such as shops and cafes. The new Super SIM NFC, which is available from all the country’s post offices, enables users to make payments using a digital version of their ... Read More »

MDS wins customer management deal from business MVNO

MDS wins customer management deal from business MVNO UK billing and customer solutions provider MDS announced that it has installed the latest version of its customer management platform (CMP) for a Tier 1 UK MVNO business provider in a deal worth more than USD 10 million. The fully-managed real-time billing and customer solution will be used to launch new products ... Read More »