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…

Sierra Wireless and Movimento Accelerate Adoption of Over-the-Air Vehicle Software Management

Sierra Wireless, Movimento, Over-the-Air, Vehicle Software Management VANCOUVER, British Columbia & SUNNYVALE, Calif.–Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TSX:SW) and Movimento today announced a partnership to provide automotive OEMs with an integrated solution to streamline vehicle software installation and updates. Sierra Wireless’s device-to-cloud solution and Movimento’s Over the Air (OTA) technology together provide the industry’s first commercially available…

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…

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…

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…

ONEm wins award for Technology Innovation from Entrepreneur Magazine

ONEm Communications ONEm Communications, the company executing big plans for the communications and services landscape, has received an award from Entrepreneur Magazine Middle East. The award, presented at the Enterprise Agility Awards, honours the company’s innovation in the global telecommunications sphere and acknowledges ONEm as a clear industry innovator who has made a significant contribution…

Worldwide Mobile Data Traffic to Reach Almost 39 Million TB Per Month in 2020

Mobile Data Due to both the increasing number of mobile subscribers in the world and the subscribers’ desire to stay constantly connected through their mobile device, the amount of data flowing over the world’s mobile network is increasing exponentially. iGR, a market research consultancy estimates that in 2015, approximately 2.5 million terabytes (TB) of mobile…

EDCH solutions to unleash roaming profits

Roaming Emirates Data Clearing House, a leading data clearing house in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, has launched its campaign for Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 that will revolve around unleashing roaming profits through specialised EDCH solutions. Despite the growth in mobile internet usage and smartphones ownership, subscribers are switching off data…

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…

Over 75% of Italians own smartphone – study

MVNO A total of 93.1 percent of Italians over the age of 18 own a mobile, 75.7 percent of them smartphone devices, according to the 2016 Italy report by Eurispes. The researcher also revealed that 64.5 percent of respondents have a laptop, while 54.7 percent own a PC, 43.3 percent a tablet, 33.3 percent a…