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#TBT: HSDPA emerges; the Material Girl in a mobile world; Cingular, AWS enable cross-carrier MMS … this week in 2004

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! HSDPA emerges DRESDEN, Germany-Two...

#TBT: Barriers to IMing; Telecom, meet the Internet; Mobile e-commerce (it’s gonna be big!) … this week in 2000

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! What's standing in...

AT&T, Verizon see voice calls rise 25%

Voice traffic is increasing during the pandemic Voice traffic is seeing a resurgence during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as more people call into conference lines and reach out to stay in touch with one another. Both Verizon and AT&T report that their networks have seen a...

#TBT: Mobile video? Meh; embracing mobile IM; Microsoft vs. Symbian smartphones … this week in 2004

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Baby steps toward...

Analyst Angle: How changing work habits are fueling worldwide enterprise messaging apps

Compass Intelligence notes chat and messaging platforms are set to explode across the enterprise space The worldwide enterprise chat and messaging market will reach $1.9 billion by 2019, driven mainly by a changing structure of today’s workforce and the need to communicate effectively and immediately,...

Google nabs Jibe in RCS push

Google claims move will bolster messaging applications The rich communications services market received a rich new player as Google has snapped up RCS platform provider Jibe Mobile for an undisclosed amount. In announcing the deal on the company’s Android Official Blog, Google said standard carrier text...

Italian firm ChatSim aims to reach 1M users by year-end

ChatSim looks to Asia-Pacific market for growth SHANGHAI – Italian instant messaging provider ChatSim said it expects to reach nearly 1 million users by the end of this year, compared to its current usage base of 100,000 customers, the firm’s business development director Juan De...

Analyst Angle: Latin America’s OTT mobile messaging apps threat

Over the Top (OTT) Services The over-the-top trend started in the telecommunications sphere with free, IP-based telephony services but has now crossed to all other telecom services, gaining momentum by focusing on content and services. Currently, OTT providers are developing innovative ways to differentiate themselves...

Reality Check: How mobile operators can beat OTT upstarts at their own game

Text messaging has long been a cash cow for mobile operators, currently generating about 20% of their revenue. But over-the-top services such as Facebook, Skype, WhatsApp, Twitter and Apple’s iMessage are rapidly siphoning off SMS revenue.

Feature Report: What OTT Tactics Will Help Carriers Combat Their Competition?

Over the span of five years, smartphones, mobile broadband and the ongoing transition to all-IP networks has transformed the mobile industry. While revenues have grown across every sector in the market, startups are increasingly eating into network operators’ legacy revenue streams. Wildly popular over-the-top...

Brazil’s SMS usage grows, remains smaller than other Latam countries

Although more and more mobile phone users in Brazil are adopting short message service (SMS) as a means of communication, the Brazilian SMS market remains smaller than other countries in the region. In Brazil, text messaging represents 37.1% of total value-added service (VAS) revenues...

2012 Predictions: Messaging to drive business, technology

2011 was another year of diversity for the mobile industry. With a raft of new smart devices, tablets, applications, services and new pricing plans, consumers and enterprises alike have had more choice than ever when making use of the mobile device.

Samsung launches mobile instant messaging tool

Reuters | August 28, 2011 | Miyoung Kim Samsung Electronics Co said on Monday it would launch a mobile instant messaging tool in its latest push to attract more consumers to its handsets and challenge rivals such as Apple and BlackBerry maker Research in Motion. Read...

Nokia sells off messaging unit to Synchronica

Nokia Corp. (NOK) continues to shed business interests as it shifts its strategy on many fronts. The latest to go is the company’s operator-branded messaging business, which gave carriers in North America the opportunity to sell white label email and instant messaging services to...

Analyst Angle: Microsoft and Skype – how to make this marriage work

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry.If you watched last Thursday’s “American Idol” (James Durban should have won), you probably noticed...

Analyst Angle: Chinese like their Internet ‘to go’

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry. At the end of 2010, China had 457 million Internet users and 303 million mobile...

Analyst Angle: Chinese like their Internet ‘to go’

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry.At the end of 2010, China had 457 million Internet users and 303 million mobile...

Report pegs mobile software market at nearly $80B by 2017

Mobile apps are growing at a feverish pace and should drive up to $79.7 billion in revenue by 2017, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts Inc. A few years ago a projection like this would have likely been met with laughs,...

BroadSoft unveils video-conferencing solution

BroadSoft Inc. (BSFT) is aiming to bring mobile video calling to the business community, giving operators an opportunity to sell enhanced services and businesses an opportunity to increase productivity, said Broadsoft VP Leslie Ferry. Broadsoft's 350 employees operate in 21 countries and have...

Reality Check: Dawn of a new era for mobile voice

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.With 18 LTE networks now in commercial service around the world, LTE handsets will surely be unveiled...

Fifth América Móvil subsidiary launches Synchronica’s IM solution

Synchronica | January 18, 2011 | Press Release Highlights: Claro Perú becomes the fifth América Móvil subsidiary to launch Claro Messenger IM solution Synchronica has a group-wide framework agreement to deploy the service across all 17 América Móvil subsidiaries, targeting 217-million subscribers High prepaid adoption and low Smartphone...

Fifth América Móvil subsidiary launches Synchronica's IM solution

Synchronica | January 18, 2011 | Press Release Highlights: Claro Perú becomes the fifth América Móvil subsidiary to launch Claro Messenger IM solution Synchronica has a group-wide framework agreement to deploy the service across all 17 América Móvil subsidiaries, targeting 217-million subscribers High prepaid adoption and low Smartphone...

Geodesic Announces Partnership with AudioBras, Portal Radios and RadiosBR

Geodesic | January 18, 2011 | Press Release Content Partnership Brings Portuguese Music, News and More to Mundu Radio Listeners Worldwide CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Geodesic Limited (BSE: 503699) (NSE: GEODESIC), a leading provider...

Reality Check: What's your strategy to move into the future?

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.A few months ago while in Paris, I got a bit miffed at my mobile services. It...

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