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Celcos beware: Voice-over-data players gunning for you
Mobile operators have to start innovating fast or else the Internet players will start eating their lunch, argues Edwin Yapp.
Will Voopee be a cushion for XOX?
XOX-Voopee may not be compelling enough for users to switch from their current messaging apps Still, product has some interesting features that XOX can leverage and improve on to be a real player
Mobile operators get VoIP boost from Tata
Tata Communications has announced the launch of its mobile VoIP (Voice-over-Internet Protocol) platform, a hosted, white label solution that it claimed allows mobile network operators (MNOs) and other retail voice providers to deliver and monetise innovative converged IP communication services.
Telenor takes strategic 33% stake in 701Search
Telenor has taken a strategic step toward increasing its presence on mobile devices and in delivering consumer Internet services in South-East Asia, taking a 33.3% stake in 701Search for €180 million (US$245.8 million).
Mobile players must evolve to stay relevant: Frost
The priorities for Asian mobile service providers (MSPs) in 2014 should include a comprehensive review of their service portfolios, the re-evaluation of what works and what doesn’t, and the introduction of new innovative services that will shore up their top- and bottom-lines, according to Frost & Sullivan.
Rising Internet demand driving Malaysia’s mobile market: Frost
Mobile penetration in Malaysia has long surpassed the 100% mark and is currently hovering around 150%. The Malaysian market is expected to reach a mobile subscriber base of over 50 million by 2015, according to Frost & Sullivan.
Tata extends and simplifies SMS interconnect for MNOs, OTTs
Tata Communications has launched its Mobile Messaging Exchange service, which it claimed would enable Over-The-Top (OTT) providers and SMS aggregators to connect to a large community of MNOs (mobile network operators) globally, while allowing MNOs to monetise the SMS traffic with an added layer of security.
Telenor’s Asia CEO Brekke on OTT and spectrum re-farming
Armed with the lessons from telcos in the west, Telenor’s Asia executive vice president Sigve Brekke feels that telcos in Asia have the upper hand when the likes of Facebook and Google come knocking.
Astro COO: It’s about relevance and the value of viewers
The upcoming Malaysia Media Congress on July 3 will see Astro chief operating officer Henri Tan as one of the headline speakers. Here, he speaks to Karamjit Singh on why media specialists need to be bold.
Social messaging apps will cost operators US$32.6bil: Ovum
Research firm Ovum has forecast that social messaging apps will cost operators US$32.6 billion in 2013, growing to over US$86 billion in 2020, with pace in the space picking up this year.
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