MNOs favour price over legacy relationship in vendor selection

Price remains by far the biggest influencer on operators’ selection of network vendors, more important even than technical performance of the equipment purchased, according to data from the Telecoms.com Intelligence Industry Survey 2013.

Canalys: emerging markets to drive smartphone growth

Developing markets such as Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia and China (BRIIC) will

Survey questions accuracy of skin cancer apps

A survey by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has expressed concern about a number of smartphone apps that give an assessment of whether a skin lesion is benign or malignant. The survey is concerned because patients may substitute such …

Shopping Around

MCX, the group of leading US retailers led by Walmart and Target that is building its own mobile payment system, took another step forward this week by making the choice of technology for its initial deployment. The venture chose barcode …

Lessons learned from handset subsidy cuts in Spain, one year on

Last year we reported on the removal of handset subsidies in Spain, and the impact this could have on mobile operator market shares and profitability. One year on, Joss Gillet, Senior Analyst at Wireless Intelligence, asks what lessons can be …

In-store mobile payments to narrow gap with m-commerce

The US mobile payments market will reach $90 billion by 2017, a 48 percent CAGR from the $12.8 billion spent last year, with in-store mobile payments growing faster than m-commerce, according to a report by Forrester. The third category of …

Nokia touts 3D printing future

Nokia is planning to allow owners of its Lumia 820 Windows Phone smartphone to make their own shells for the device using 3D printing. The company plans to release templates, case specs, recommended materials, and best practices for Lumia 820 …

US mobile ticketing scheme has

A smartphone-based ticketing scheme in the US is generating nearly ten percent of ticket sales on a transport network seven weeks after launch, according to vendor Masabi. The system used by Boston