GSMA Intelligence said the number of mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) worldwide increased by 70 per cent between June 2010 and June 2015, reaching 1,017 as of June this year.
Telkom South Africa has teamed up with mobile payments specialist Bango to launch carrier billing for purchases on the Google Play app store in what the companies say is a first for Africa.
Comcast is testing in select Florida markets a new broadband billing plan that enables customers to use all the data they want for an extra $30 a month.
What's the good part about having a tough time selecting 2015's most influential women in the wireless industry? Having that difficulty because of the surge of women rising into the top ranks of carriers across the U.S. Sue Marek, editor in chief of FierceMarkets' Telecom group, presents this year's picks among women executives who are influencing the wireless industry at large due to their technical expertise, leadership, and ability to inspire others.
Another day, another challenge for online video advertisers trying to make sure their ads are viewed. Both Apple and Google are taking separate measures to remove annoyances from their users' lives, at the expense of online video advertisers.
Following a week of increased media coverage about the massive amount of video content being posted to its site without the content owners' permission-- and after months of complaints by YouTube creators in particular, who say the problem has affected their revenues-- Facebook said it is developing additional tools to automatically detect copyrighted materials.
Michel Combes the newly appointed COO of Numericable-SFR and COO of Altice, said he had no intention of launching a new price war in France in order to win back customers. Yet as Combes moves to his new offices this week, Free Mobile continued to torture its mobile rivals with a new offer that includes the highest smartphone data allowance in France with no change in price.
Jason Adkins, president of Unite Private Networks (UPN), says that while it may not as big as a Tier 1 provider or Zayo Networks, the provider is finding a growing niche in Tier 2 markets that incumbents have shown little interest in serving.
Since 2008, Fierce editors have been tracking the top female stars in the wireless industry. In 2015, this list was particularly difficult to compile because we've seen a significant surge in the number of women making their way to the top ranks of wireless companies.
Ericsson is unveiling a new network software update for carriers that will pave the way toward the deployment of LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) technology and improve indoor coverage. Ericsson also expects a separate software update will improve deep indoor and rural coverage of Internet of Things devices.