Shifts in the product offerings by Personal Navigation Device (PND) vendors can be seen as a bid to prevail in a market that is expected to decline by over 40% by 2016, says ABI Research.
French telecoms group Iliad said low-cost Free Mobile offers launched in January had been an immense success and it will accelerate the rollout of its mobile network. Iliad's new services forced larger rivals Bouygues Telecom, France Telecom and Vivendi to cut prices and lavish attention on customers to prevent mass defections.
Speculation has mounted over how many customers Free Mobile has siphoned off. Iliad (Paris) said it would provide figures with its first-quarter results in May.
A new study by Juniper Research forecasts that NFC will facilitate transactions valued at $74 billion by 2015, as NFC will be increasingly used for the payment of goods in-store and as transport tickets. The increasing use of mobile devices as an alternative to credit cards and paper tickets is one of the fastest growing segments of the mobile commerce market, says Juniper Research.
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Ceragon Networks Ltd., a wireless backhaul provider, announced a $6 million contract with Globacom Nigeria (Glo), a mobile service provider in Nigeria, for Ceragon’s wireless backhaul services. Ceragon will manage the end-to-end deployment of its FibeAir IP-10 and Evolution IP Long-Haul systems throughout Nigeria, expanding upon the original network Ceragon developed for Glo in 2010.
On Wednesday at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, David He, president of marketing at Huawei enterprises, announced that Huawei plans to rack up $15 billion in enterprise contract sales in the next three years. The telecom equipment maker also said that its 2011 enterprise contracts totaled $3.8 billion,
The number of enterprises turning to cloud computing to revamp existing business models will more than double in the next three years, as business leaders move to capitalize on the rapid availability of data and the growing popularity of social media, according to a new study released by IBM.
Poor infrastructure, fragmented markets and stiff competition in Africa poses risks as well as potential rewards for telecom operators hunting for growth in countries like oil-rich Nigeria and post-revolution Libya and Tunisia.
With new cheaper smartphones set to drive sales, a growing corporate market, and the fact that most people in Africa will use mobile phones to access the Internet and do business, many operators are seeking acquisition targets in the continent.
Tata Communications Ltd. on Thursday said it is evaluating a potential bid for Cable & Wireless Worldwide Plc, in what could be the biggest British acquisition by an Indian firm since sister company Tata Motors bought Jaguar Land Rover.
This week at World Congress in Barcelona, Neustar, Inc., a provider of real-time information and analysis to the Internet, telecommunications, entertainment, advertising and marketing industries, showcased a range of mobile cloud services, including its latest Neustar Intelligent Cloud Location service.