Mozilla said phones running its web-based Firefox OS will soon launch in Africa, expanding into a major smartphone growth region at a time when competing smartphone platforms are targeting the entry-level market. Meanwhile, Mozilla said it is partnering with the GSMA to help consumers in emerging markets develop locally relevant, non-English Web content.
Vodafone, Orange, and Telenor are among the first 11 operators to sign up to a new GSM Association (GSMA) code of conduct for mobile money providers designed to promote responsible digital financial services.
According to a new GSMA report, there were 329 million unique mobile subscribers in the region at the end of June 2014.
The GSM Association (GSMA) said adoption of its common Embedded SIM standard will boost machine-to-machine (M2M) market growth by almost 40 per cent by 2020, as it revealed a string of big name backers for the specification.
According to the GSMA unique mobile subscribers in Arab States grew at a CAGR of 9.5 per cent between 2008 and 2013, compared to a global average growth of 8.2 per cent.
LONDON--IP Exchange (IPX) will play a crucial role in enabling voice roaming on LTE networks, panellists at the LTE Voice Summit said here.
Thanks to aggressive moves by carriers to expand cellular connections into the automotive and utilities markets, the United States is one of the largest and most advanced M2M markets in the world, according to a new report from the GSMA. The report found that M2M represents one out of every 10 mobile connections in the U.S., compared with one in 20 in Oceania and Europe and one in a hundred in Africa.
The number of smartphone connections will grow three-fold over the next six years, reaching six billion by 2020 and accounting for two-thirds of the nine billion mobile connections by that time.
The number of in-vehicle apps in use is expected to reach 269 million by 2018, representing a more than fivefold increase on last year's figure.
Deutsche Telekom launched joyn services in Romania and Slovakia on Monday using U.S. company Jibe Mobile's IP cloud network, in a bid to compete against over-the-top (OTT) video and messaging services.