PLDT targets OFWs with SmartLife app

PLDT, OFW, SmartLife THE PLDT Group has introduced a new mobile application targeting Filipinos living and working overseas. The SmartLife Global app offers Philippine movies, music and news to connect Filipinos with what’s happening back home, as well as bills payment and load sharing options for their families in the Philippines. “Smartlife Global provides Filipinos…

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…

New 4G MVNO launching in Singapore

4G MVNO A new 4G MVNO is launching in Singapore that aims to give consumers a new way to interact and consume telco services. Digital telco Circles.Life will target the data savvy consumer segment in Singapore. The operator will use M1’s infrastructure under an MVNO model similar to the one Virgin Mobile had with Singtel…

STC Group Taps ItsOn to Launch Disruptive Digital Brand

STC Saudi Arabia STC, a leading mobile operator in Saudi Arabia which serves more than 100 million customers, announced that a new digital mobile brand, Jawwy will be available before the end of the month. Jawwy is designed to meet the increasing demands of flexibility and innovations in mobile services in the country. STC will…

ItsOn Scorns OSS/BSS Rivals as It Snags STC

ItsOn OSS/BSS ItsOn has claimed another victory over the likes of Amdocs, Ericsson and Huawei by landing Saudi Telecom as the latest customer of its cloud-based IT platform. The Saudi Arabian incumbent has today launched an entirely new mobile business based on the ItsOn Inc. platform, which the Silicon Valley startup is pitching as an…

65% of Americans traveling outside the U.S. will use mobile data to check in with loved ones back home

Verizon TravelPass You can now be connected in 100+ countries with Verizon TravelPass(SM) A new survey reveals one in three Americans is planning to travel outside of the U.S. in the next year. Of those traveling internationally, a whopping 80 percent plan to use their phone and data on their phone with 65 percent checking…

65% of Americans traveling outside the U.S. will use mobile data to check in with loved ones back home

Verizon TravelPass You can now be connected in 100+ countries with Verizon TravelPassSM A new survey reveals one in three Americans is planning to travel outside of the U.S. in the next year. Of those traveling internationally, a whopping 80 percent plan to use their phone and data on their phone with 65 percent checking…

BRIEF: iPass releases developer programme

iPass App iPass, a provider of mobile connectivity, announced the iPass developer programme which is designed to allow developers to embed mobile connectivity into their applications. In this first phase of the programme, the iPass SmartConnect Software Development Kit (SDK) provides the tools to integrate iPass technologies and services into Android and iOS devices and…

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…

iPass Unleashes the World’s Smartest Mobile Connection Technology

iPass App iPass Unleashes the World’s Smartest Mobile Connection Technology Enterprises, Operators and Device Manufacturers Can Now Embed Secure, Global Wireless Connectivity Into Any App or Device iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, today announced the iPass developer program, designed to allow developers to embed mobile connectivity into their applications.…

UK mobile network, giffgaff, working on a Universal Windows App

Giffgaff giffgaff, one of the largest MVNOs (mobile virtual network operator) has been diligently working on a Universal app for Windows 10. Specific details surrounding the upcoming app have been kept under-the-hood, with not much information flowing around. However, we’ve been speaking to one of the core developers at giffgaff, Ian Morland, who has provided…

Reality Check: Looking for meaning in Verizon Q1 results

Verizon Comcast Jim Patterson digs into Verizon Q1 results, noting a potential zero-rated Go90 offerings; and questions the FCC moving the goal post on the cable industry Verizon Communications reported first quarter earnings that generally met expectations. They have already completed several items on their 2016 “to do” list. Here’re some takeaways on their earnings…

Free Whatsapp for Spanish FreedomPop

Whatsapp FreedomPop FreedomPop, a wireless internet, and mobile phone service provider, which offers limited free voice and data services will launch in Spain this summer with a new alluring offer –free WhatsApp messaging and calling regardless of usage. Considering that 70 percent of mobile consumers in Spain use WhatsApp, the company is targeting 500,000 to…

One Horizon Delivers Mobile VoIP Solution for Prepaid Roamers With Smart Communications, the Philippines’ Leading Wireless Service Provider

VoIP One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI), a leading carrier-grade VoIP solution for mobile providers and smartphones, today announced that it has delivered a data roaming VoIP solution with its customer, Smart Communications, the Philippines’ leading wireless service provider with an estimated 55 million prepaid subscribers. For the first time ever, prepaid subscribers that travel…

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…

11street partners with Celcom, new Magic SIM customers get 10% discount on reload for 1 year

11street Celcom 11street celebrated its one-year anniversary yesterday by announcing a collaboration with Celcom Xpax, the main prepaid brand for youth under Celcom Axiata Berhad. As part of the collaboration, new Magic SIM purchased through the 11street app will allow customers to get 10% discount on every reload at 11street for the next 12 months.…

GreatCall Expands Connected Health Portfolio to Engage Growing Active Aging Audience

GreatCall Introduction of Jitterbug Smart and Flip and Lively Wearable Make Independent Aging Easier Than Ever for Families and Caregivers GreatCall Inc., the leader in connected health for active aging, is redefining independence with the introduction of its expanded connected health lineup. The all new Jitterbug Smart and Flip phones and the Lively Wearable enable…

Meet GigSky, the Company Behind the iPad’s Global-Roaming Abilities

GigSky Roaming It gets just the briefest of mentions on Apple’s website, but a small Palo Alto startup represents the secret sauce that allows the most recent iPad models to roam seamlessly in more than 90 countries. GigSky, which also offers its services to iOS and Android devices via an app, has roaming deals that…

LYCA GROUP ANNOUNCES THREE NEW SERVICES

Lycamobile Lyca Group, the world’s largest provider of services to ethnic and expatriate communities, has launched three new offerings: Lycaremit, an online money transfer service, Lycachat, an app that allows the user to make calls, send messages and share videos worldwide and LycaTV, the world’s largest ethnic channel entertainment platform. Global brand Lycamobile forms the…

Lyca adds three new services to portfolio

Lycamobile Lyca launched three new offerings, namely the Lycaremit online money transfer service, the Lycachat app that allows the user to make calls, send messages and share videos worldwide and the LycaTV ethnic channel entertainment platform. The new online Lycaremit money transfer service allows customers to send money to family and friends in over 50…

Over 9 in 10 Online Users in Indonesia Access the Internet Via Their Smartphone

MVNO The deepening penetration of smartphones is slowly but surely fast tracking the digitization process of the fourth most populous nation in the world. Today, the emerging market of Indonesia has over 88 million internet users with more than 9 in 10 (93%) regularly going online with their smartphones. According to GfK’s point of sales…