US/UK MVNO FreedomPop launches OTT app

US/UK, MVNO, FreedomPop, OTT, APP FreedomPop, a US MVNO launched an OTT application in the UK providing access to its unique ‘free’ service to any customer Last year, the company launched its U.K. MVNO product, and recently the company has launched an over-the-top application designed to expand availability of its unique “free” service offering. PREMIUM…

FLEXIROAM Launch of ‘Flexiroam X’ for Data Roaming

FLEXIROAM X Perth, FLEXIROAM Limited (ASX:FRX) is pleased to announce that it’s subsidiary FLEXIROAM Sdn Bhd (“FLEXIROAM”) has launched its new flagship data roaming product, “X” today. The “X” App is a mobile application which works with “X”, a thin, microchip-embedded film to be applied on a user’s existing SIM. Once applied, “X” provides access…

Lycamobile charts expansion into emerging markets and OTT services

Lycamobile OTT Just like traditional operators, MVNO Lycamobile is diversifying and expanding into OTT services in order to offer more value to its customers. In the last six months, the company launched the services Lycaremit, an online money transfer service; Lycachat, a VoIP app; and the entertainment service LycaTV. CEO Christopher Tooley told Telecompaper more…

Over half of mobile customers unhappy with customer service

MVNO A report by Capgemini Consulting has revealed widespread consumer dissatisfaction with mobile network operators across Europe and the US, linked to a lack of investment in digital. According to the study, over half of the 48 operators surveyed registered a zero or negative Net Promoter Score (NPS), meaning consumers would not recommend their provider…

IVR Technologies, Inc. Partners with Acrobits, S.R.O. for Integrated OTT SIP Softphone and WebRTC Client Solutions

OTT IVR Technologies, a leading software development company providing mobile and VoIP enhanced services as well as real-time billing solutions to mobile and next-generation carrier networks, has partnered with Acrobits, an innovator of OTT SIP and WebRTC client applications. The integrated Cloud Softphone solution provides mobile and VoIP operators with a branded client that is…

FreedomPop launches in Spain with zero-rated WhatsApp service

FreedomPop WhatsApp FreedomPop officially launched its free mobile service in Spain as it continued expand its footprint in Europe. The MVNO is also touting a new zero-rated data offering for any usage of WhatsApp, which it says accounts for 90 percent of texting in Spain. FreedomPop offers limited buckets of free voice, text and data,…

MVNO Special: Challenging the market

MVNO In a market where SIM-free is growing rapidly, the low overheads, flexibility and adaptability of MVNOs are proving advantageous. The market potential of these businesses continues to increase as regulators demand a thriving wholesale market in exchange for consolidation in the operator space. The past 18 months have also seen the arrival of a…

The digital pressures weighing on telecoms

OTT Advances in communications devices and new business models are weakening the industry’s hold on consumers, a survey of executives suggests. Digitization is profoundly changing the competitive boundaries of the telecommunications industry. Core voice and messaging businesses have continued to shrink, in part because of regulatory pressures, but also because social media has opened new…

Telecom Italia Sparkle Selects GENBAND’s White-Label, Cloud-Based Over the Top Solution to Enrich its Product Portfolio

OTT By leveraging the Kandy-based solution, TI Sparkle will offer an innovative service option to mobile operators, carriers and service providers and increase end customer loyalty GENBAND™, a leading provider of real-time communications solutions, and TI Sparkle, the International Services arm of Telecom Italia Group, announced today that TI Sparkle has selected Genband’s cloud-based OTT…

Ericsson launches “OTT Cloud Connect” service for mobile operators

OTT Partners with Google to bring innovative services to users Open cloud service allows mobile operators across the globe to connect to multiple OTT players Ericsson to bring additional OTT players onto the OCC platform Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announced the launch of OTT Cloud Connect (OCC), an open cloud service that allows mobile operators…

ESPN Wants to Get Skinny

ESPN After posting record-breaking fiscal first quarter results, The Walt Disney Company’s stock fell nearly 5% in the after-hours markets. The reason why is because strong performance from the company’s recently released Star Wars film offset lower segment-operating profit from Disney’s all-important media networks division. During the call, Disney CEO Bob Iger did report positive…

Servicios Over The Top definirán el futuro de los operadores móviles: Amdocs

OTT Los servicios de transmisión y difusión de contenidos vía internet podrían convertirse en la nueva estrategia para los operadores de telefonía de acuerdo con Manuel Briseño, director de Marketing para Latinoamérica para Amdocs. La necesidad de generar valor en las ofertas de paquetes y servicios llevarán a los operadores de telefonía a sumar aplicaciones…

Kandy Communications Platform among the Award-Winning Solutions GENBAND Showcasing at Mobile World Congress 2016

OTT Industry-leading embedded communications, OTT, NFV, Interconnect and Voice over Wi-Fi solutions designed to help today’s mobile CSPs improve the communications experience GENBAND™, a leading provider of real time communications software solutions, today announced that it will showcase its award-winning mobility suite including the Kandy Communications Platform as a Service (PaaS) at Mobile World Congress…

GENBAND’s White Label fring OTT Solution Enables Max’s First-to-Market Next Generation Voicer App

OTT Delivers voice, video and text services over Bulgaria’s first commercial 4G LTE network GENBAND™, a leading provider of real-time communications solutions today announced that Max, Bulgaria’s first provider of 4G LTE mobile services, has selected fring™ white label Telecom OTT solution, powered by Kandy™, to launch its next generation Voicer app. “The ability to…

Taisys’ WuKong Console to Revolutionize MNO-OTT Relations

OTT Taisys Technologies delivers WuKong Console, a first-ever platform for managed OTT services, to promote collaboration between mobile network operators and OTT service providers. This new synergy made possible by WuKong will become an innovative source of revenue stream for MNOs battling OTT services, declining revenues, and margin squeeze. The foundation of WuKong rests on…

OTT row: Q&A with Shameel Joosub

OTT TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod caught up with Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub to find out why the operator feels so strongly about the issue of possible regulation of over-the-top services like Skype and WhatsApp. Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub has called for a debate on how so-called “over the top” (OTT) services such as WhatsApp, Skype…

Vodacom and MTN declare war on consumers with WhatsApp regulation: Cell C

OTT Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos has shared his views on the possible regulation of WhatsApp in South Africa. Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos has shared his views on the possible regulation of WhatsApp in South Africa. The column below is a direct reproduction of a statement written by Dos Santos. MTN and…

Improving mobile customer retention through multi-dimensional analysis of QoE

OTT “Traditional assurance approaches addressing quality of service(QoS) are effective for legacy voice and data services, but are narrow in scope and not entirely fit for purpose in the era of complex mobile networks, services, smart devices and OTT apps.” Fueled by a massive proliferation of smart devices and a significant increase in the use…

Vyke Launches Seedrs Crowdfunding Campaign to Help Revolutionise Mobile Voice Calling

OTT Vyke (www.vyke.com) today announced a crowdfunding campaign with Seedrs (www.Seedrs.com/vyke) to raise £800,000 to help launch its new platform that will revolutionise voice calling in the same way that WhatsApp re-invented messaging. The Seedrs campaign will allow Vyke to change how people use mobile voice communications. The new Vyke platform will allow users to…

CES launches reflect OTT TV boom on mobile – study

OTT Mobile devices are the most popular choices for watching paid OTT TV content, tablet or laptop, according to a Research Now study commissioned by Paywizard, a Scotland-based specialist in subscriber management for pay-TV. Some 66 percent of consumers globally prefer to access internet TV via a mobile, the research said. This trend was confirmed…

Reader Forum: Mobile operators – are they preparing for the digital battle?

The number of traditional “pure-play” mobile operators is in decline as global consolidation continues at pace. Despite declining operator numbers, competition has never been so fierce – it’s just coming from non-traditional players in the market. The battle between operators and over-the-top players is never ending, and Wi-Fi-first mobile virtual network operators and free Wi-Fi…

NIFTY Leverages GENBAND’s White-Label fring Solution to Launch Comprehensive OTT Voice Services Offering

Delivery of New, Cost-Effective Voice Services Enables Broader Reach in Competitive Market GENBAND, a leading provider of real-time communications software solutions today announced that NIFTY, one of Japan’s leading Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), has selected fring™ white label Telecom OTT solution to launch its new voice service, NifMo-Denwa. “Customers are craving new experiences and…

x-Mobility Enables Video Calls for MVNOs and OTTs

Deal with TokBox, a Telefónica company, opens up new video calling possibilities for MVNOs and OTTs London, 21 October 2015: x-Mobility (www.x-mobility.com) now enables its MVNO and OTT customers to offer video calls to their subscribers thanks to a new deal with TokBox (https://tokbox.com/), a Telefónica company. Using the OpenTok platform from TokBox, x-Mobility gives…

PLDT Extends iflix OTT Service to Philippines Workers & Migrants in Malaysia

PLDT via its local Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) unit, PLDT Malaysia has recently signed a partnership agreement with iflix, Southeast Asia’s leading Internet TV service, to extend the service to its subscribers in Malaysia. The partnership will see PLDT offering iflix packages to Philippines workers and migrants in Malaysia, in addition to providing affordable…