Posted on 29 April 2013.
Latin American mobile users are concerned about data privacy when they are using applications. GSMA, which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, surveyed 4,500 mobile users in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico about mobile privacy issues. Pat Walsh, who is responsible for privacy at GSMA, explained what’s happening in the region in a video interview [...]
by Roberta Prescott Posted in App Corner, Carriers, Mobile Content
Posted on 28 January 2013.
The merger of the Cisneros’ digital media unit, RedMas, with the mobile advertising network Adsmovil has created a large mobile advertising network serving the Americas. The newly-formed company will operate under the Adsmovil brand with co-founder Alberto Pardo serving as CEO. Jorge Rincon, RedMas’ CEO, will become the new company’s COO. Be sure to follow us [...]
by Roberta Prescott Posted in Mobile Content, Mobile Marketing
Posted on 11 January 2013.
European mobile payment solution company MPowa announced that it is looking at Brazil as a potential key market, and it plans to start business there through partners. The company sees a strong demand in Brazil as well as in other South American countries, and it expects the regional market to be one of the fastest [...]
by Roberta Prescott Posted in Enterprise, Mobile Content, Mobile Marketing
Posted on 03 January 2013.
Mobile commerce in Brazil is rising. Purchases made from tablets and smartphones doubled in 2012, reaching 10% of total e-commerce sales, according a survey conducted by the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (Camara-e.net) with its members of the retail committee. Follow RCR Wireless News—Americas on Twitter, Facebook and subscribe to our free periodic newsletters Purchases made using Apple’s iPad accounted [...]
by Roberta Prescott Posted in Mobile Content
Posted on 23 November 2012.
América Móvil’s Brazilian wireless unit, Claro, and Brazil-based Bradesco, one of the largest banks in Latin America, announced plans launch two mobile payment services in 2013. The solutions result from a joint venture the companies formed last year, named MPO (Mobile Payment Operator). Both products — a co-branded virtual wallet tied to a mobile line and a [...]
by Roberta Prescott Posted in Finance, Mobile Content
Posted on 13 November 2012.
Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We’ve gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. Capgemini and HP recently published their fourth annual World Quality Report that provides a “comprehensive assessment of the current state of enterprise application quality and testing practices available from around [...]
by Fernando Alvarez, Capgemini Posted in Enterprise, Mobile Content, Opinion, Reality Check
Posted on 06 September 2012.
A new class of smart devices that wirelessly link to smartphones and tablets will begin to gain traction over the next few years, with health and fitness leading the way, according to Juniper Research. According to the report, intelligent accessories that focus on training, weight managemen and healthcare monitoring of chronic disease will dominate the [...]
by Roberta Prescott Posted in Industry, Mobile Content
Posted on 27 July 2012.
As near field communications becomes standard, the NFC retail payments market is expected to exceed $180 billion globally by 2017, more than a seven-fold increase over 2012, according to a new report from Juniper Research. Follow RCR Wireless News—Americas on Twitter, Facebook and subscribe to our free periodic newsletters The forecast growth will be boosted by North America, Western Europe, [...]
by Roberta Prescott Posted in Finance, Mobile Content, Mobile Marketing
Posted on 18 July 2012.
“Mobile computing offers new challenges, but they are less about infrastructure and more about people. Mobile devices can carry a huge security risk,” said RSA executive chairman, Art Coviello, at the beginning of an interview with RCR Wireless News. “Behavior is going to be one of the biggest keys.” Follow RCR Wireless News—Americas on Twitter, Facebook and subscribe to our free [...]
by Roberta Prescott Posted in Enterprise, Mobile Content
Posted on 17 July 2012.
Mobile broadband demand will push mobile service revenue to U.S $976 billion by 2016, according to the market research firm Infonetics Research. Telecom operators in Latin America are expected to take in close to $150 billion from mobile voice, broadband and messaging services or about 15% of the global total, Stéphane Téral, principal analyst for [...]
by Roberta Prescott Posted in Carriers, Industry, Mobile Content