New players welcome IDA’s steps, but significant barriers remain in Singapore

The proposal by Singapore’s regulator – Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) – last week to significantly lower the barriers to entry for a fourth mobile player as well as ease the path for potential MVNOs to launch services has been met with widespread …

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5 reasons to tune into MWL next week

The Mobile World Live team is packing its bags and heading to the world’s largest mobile market, China, for the GSMA’s Asia show. This year we’re taking our coverage up a level. Here’s five reasons why: BIG news: For the …

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Periscope gives us a view of new video world

NEW BLOG: When Dick Costolo, Twitter’s outgoing CEO, invested $67 million of the company’s sparse capital into live streaming application Periscope earlier this year, it’s unlikely he envisioned the impact it could have in such a short space of time. …

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CES Asia: Cars, drones and real-time consumer insight

NEW BLOG: The inaugural Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia in Shanghai last week could have easily been mistaken for an auto show, with foreign automakers attracting the largest crowds and premium car brands making the majority of announcements. Audi, Cadillac, …

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Banks find themselves tongue-tied in conversation with younger users

NEW BLOG: No one likes bankers much these days. But millennials appear to hate them more than the rest of us. And there is plenty of research to prove it. A 2014 survey in the UK by Scratch, a consultancy …

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4G hopefuls already look ahead to Thailand’s next auction

NEW BLOG: Thailand’s long-delayed 4G spectrum auctions finally look like they are set to move ahead at the end of the year despite calls from various agencies to push the sale back to give the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission …

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Why Japan Post is the poster child for struggling postal services

NEW BLOG: Japan Post Group is breaking new ground far beyond mail delivery by tapping into its key asset – its ability to cover the “last mile” to virtually every citizen. It recently announced it is leveraging its nationwide infrastructure …

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How long can China help fuel Apple’s record profits?

NEW BLOG: Apple reported another staggering profit of $13.6 billion for its fiscal second quarter (January-March 2015), with iPhone sales surging 55 per cent to $40.3 billion as shipments increased 40 per cent. Much of that outstanding growth can be …

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LTE 450MHz: taking the road less travelled

NEW BLOG: While it is true that spectrum is a scarce resource that operators can’t get enough of, it’s also true that not all spectrum is equally loved. While demand for the mainstream frequencies have led to bumper auction bidding …

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