Europe urges telecoms single market €260 billion opportunity

European Commission (EC) VP Andrus Ansip has said creating a digital single market across the 28 EU member states will benefit Europe by €260 billion a year, “potentially more”, as he put it. He claimed it is vital, and crucially depends on forming a telecoms single market first as a basis.

Europe urges telecoms single market €260 billion opportunity

European Commission (EC) VP Andrus Ansip has said creating a digital single market across the 28 EU member states will benefit Europe by €260 billion a year, “potentially more”, as he put it. He claimed it is vital, and crucially depends on forming a telecoms single market first as a basis.

BlackBerry’s turnaround relies on a secret weapon: Its own network

The NOC nobody wanted is actually quite useful

Analysis Last year we invited you, as a thought experiment, to value BlackBerry as an oddball cluster of startups – and now it seems the company has taken our advice to heart. It forms the heart of its strategy: the once tightly coupled divisions are free to compete – even if it means taking business off each other.…

Tigo returns $2M to money users

Tanzanian operator Tigo claimed a first with a scheme to share a profit from its mobile money service with subscribers and agents. The operator announced a payment of TZS3 billion ($1.8 million) for the July-September 2014 period. The Tigo Pesa …

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Opera launches subscription app store service for operators

Opera Software launched a white-label managed service to enable mobile operators to offer branded subscription-based app stores to their customers. Operators can use the Opera Subscription Mobile Store to offer users the ability to download as many apps as they …

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Indian device vendor Karbonn launches into UK

Devices from Indian device maker Karbonn Mobile are being launched into the UK market this month [November 2014], with the low-cost device segment in the country described as “quite an untapped market”. “We are trying to capitalise on that as …

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Record iOS downloads seen in October — Fiksu

October saw downloads of iOS apps reach an all-time high, driven by the widespread adoption of the new iPhone 6 models, according to the latest figures from marketing platform provider Fiksu. Fiksu’s App Store Competitive Index, which indicates the aggregate …

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Uganda not big enough to support seven operators – Airtel exec

Airtel Uganda’s managing director Tom Gutjahr does not think that the country can sustain all of its seven operators, which fight over a market with a population of 35 million. “It’s an absolute illusion to believe that four, five, six …

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Monitise bolstered by new backers —Telefonica, MasterCard and Santander

UK mobile money firm Monitise bounced back from the potential loss of Visa as a shareholder by unveiling MasterCard, Telefonica and Santander as new backers to support the rollout of its global platform. The UK firm also announced a further …

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