Dan O'Shea

Dan O'Shea

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Informa: African mobile data market to reach $18.5B by 2016

Informa Telecoms & Media predicts that mobile data will account for 22 percent of all mobile service revenue in Africa by 2016. However, the firm said that wireless carriers will need to get to know their customers better and develop better pricing arrangements for devices in order to take advantage of the opportunity.

Nepal Telecom rolls out WiMAX

Nepal Telecom activated its first commercial WiMAX network in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal after a testing phase in that location. The launch was anticipated for at least the past month, according to local media reports.

MTPCS' Cellular One joins Verizon Rural America LTE program

MTPCS, which operates under the venerable Cellular One brand in Montana, Louisiana, Texas and elsewhere, has become the latest rural wireless carrier to join the Verizon WirelessRural America program. The carrier's commitment makes it the eighteenth rural carrier to join the program.

AT&T sets wireless, wireline expansion via Project VIP

One of the most notable things about AT&T's$14 billion Project Velocity IP expansion program announced this week is the size and scope of the project, not just the dollar figure attached to it, but also the comprehensive nature of its mission.

OTT messaging adoption may marginalize Europe's operators

Over-the-top mobile messaging applications like WhatsApp, TextPlus and others have been stealing thunder from established European wireless operators for a while, with a rapidly increasing number of smartphone users jumping into the pool. Now they are set to steal much more from the bottom lines of these operators.