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ViO – Reduce Costs by Sourcing VAS from a Single Supplier

The Everest Research Institute has estimated that recurring costs can be reduced by 20-25% by using fewer suppliers[1]. The key drivers of this are less effort by the buyer to manage supplier relationships and delivery plus better optimized resourcing from suppliers. Where a single supplier delivers all VAS applications as part of a coherent, well-packaged solution, the mobile operator will clearly lower costs in setting up and managing supplier relationships.

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EU announcement heralds a new era for transnational MVNOs

The announcement this week that the EU is proposing to enable consumers to sign up to a separate roaming contract that is independent of their regular mobile tariff plan heralds the dawn of a new era of transnational MVNOs. When abroad, customers would automatically switch onto their roaming provider’s service while keeping the same phone number and without having to change their SIM.

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The MVNO Business Takes Off in Brazil

Brazil is a country that is growing in wealth and in global presence. From 2000 to 2009, GDP grew by an average of 3.3% per annum when the equivalents for the US and UK were 1.8% and 1.7% respectively. According to the IMF, in 2001 Brazil was the world’s 11th largest economy by GDP but by 2010 had risen to 7th place in the list of global economies – above Italy, Canada and India

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Richard Choi, Jinny CCO, Chairs Mobile VAS Summit in Singapore

At this year’s Mobile VAS Summit in Singapore, Richard Choi gave a presentation on the threats and opportunities presented by the rise of Mobile Broadband and VoIP services.

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Messaging Trends in Europe

As next-generation IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) networks roll out at an increasing rate, there is an expectation across Europe that this will trigger the introduction of next-generation messaging services – Converged IP Messaging – which will be a noticeable disruption to current legacy messaging communication services.

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