About 30M phones will be used for contactless payments by end 2015: Deloitte

By the end of 2015, about five per cent of the global base of 600 million to 650 million NFC phones will be used monthly or more regularly to make contactless in-store payments, according to one of the 10 predictions …

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Spectrum sharing could threaten operator investment says GSMA

Telecoms trade body the GSMA has warned that government efforts to share spectrum usage should “complement but in no way replace” the need for exclusive access spectrum when provisioning mobile broadband services. The body issued a report that assesses two potential licensed shared access scenarios; the first being the release of 50MHz in the 2.3GHz band from 2020 in the EU and the second regarding the release of 100MHz in the 3.5GHz band from 2016 in the US.