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.


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.


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


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.


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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