If you take a closer look at the various smartphone and mobile data plans of European operators, you'll see that data sharing--and here I define it as mobile data plans with at least one extra SIM card to share a data bundle between two devices--is now thriving as an increasing number of operators adopt various forms of this pricing and marketing approach.
Fundamental changes in demand will be very disruptive to smartphone suppliers. Smartphone vendors that want to succeed will need to make significant cost reductions while also adapting with new product offerings, changes in supply chains, and product distribution.
Forecasting the market for the Internet of Things (IoT) is particularly vexing because there are so many "things" and moving parts. There's no single entity. It involves chipmakers, device manufacturers, software developers and so much more. Everything from the automobile to the thermostat is getting connected, not to mention objects that are yet to be invented.
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Ericsson revealed the UK and Germany were the only bright spots in its European sales in the third quarter, as it announced a 13 per cent drop in overall net income compared to the same period in 2013.
EE hinted that its plan to launch new TV services in the UK market is something of a defensive strategy against an expected increase in converged offerings from rival operators, with BT regarded as a particular threat.
Apple and Samsung are fuelling growth in the sales of sensors for mobile devices that will see the value of the market grow threefold between 2012 and 2018, analysts predict.
Telekom Austria rounded off a busy week with a set of results that produced approving nods from analysts and showed continued signs of improvement on Austria's highly competitive mobile market.
Orange produced better-than-expected results in the third quarter of 2014 as the France-based operator halted the pace of revenue decline and made progress with cost cutting.
Voice and messaging traffic lost to over the top (OTT) players such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Skype will cost network operators $14 billion (€11 billion) in revenues globally this year.
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The dominance of Netflix's online streaming service came to light once again this week as the provider announced that it will be closing one of its call centers devoted to helping DVD customers, and either relocating or laying off 188 employees.
iOS developers now know what they'll be doing over the upcoming holiday season: making sure their current and future apps are able to support 64-bit computing based on a strict commandment from Apple.