MTN Group cashed in on its strong position in growth markets in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) with healthy gains in net profit, subscriber numbers, and revenue in 2013.
The number of tablets in the United States using an embedded cellular connection jumped 46 percent in 2013 to 10.4 million, up from 7.1 million in 2012, according to the a new report from NPD's Connected Intelligence Mobile Connectivity Report. Strikingly, that increase came despite the fact that sales of cellular-capable tablets actually declined from 16 percent of total tablet sales in 2012 to 12 percent in 2013, according to NPD's Retail Tracking Service.
Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao discussed a multitude of topics during his recent visit to New York, ranging from how much the operator could spend on future acquisitions (up to $40 billion) to whether US operators would be able to do a better job in Europe (unlikely, he said). According to reports, Colao also revealed that Vodafone had turned down a request from Facebook to "zero rate" its content by excluding it from counting towards a subscriber's mobile data plan in certain emerging markets.
Tele2 president and CEO Mats Granryd has promised to "remove uncertainty" surrounding the Nordic operator's business in 2014, after net income fell by a third in 2013.
Cisco Systems lowered its rate of growth in global mobile data traffic for 2012 and 2013. However, in a new report the company still forecasted a nearly 11-fold increase in mobile data traffic from 2013 – 2018.
Moody's Investors Service has no plans to upgrade VimpelCom's credit rating, despite stating that an updated financial strategy from the operator is a credit positive move.
Super Bowl XLVIII just wrapped on Sunday, with the Seattle Seahawks demolishing the Denver Broncos 43-8 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Now that the game is over, wireless carriers are boasting about the traffic they saw at the venue and how their networks held up at the game, which more than 85,000 people attended.
Sprint MVNO Ting is cutting its data pricing, making it less expensive especially for customers who use a lot of data on its service. The price cuts come two years after Ting's initial launch.
A small sliver of LTE users worldwide, just the top 0.1 percent, are consuming more than half of all LTE downlink data, according to a new research report from network technology firm Arieso. The study, taken together with past trends from previous reports, indicates that a small slice of high-bandwidth consumers are hogging most of the world's data usage, even more than in the past.
Apple's iPhone devices dropped fewer data sessions than rival smartphones in 2013, amid over 100 per cent growth in the number of data sessions and voice calls dropped, telco customer experience software developer Actix revealed yesterday.