UK mobile operators create m-commerce joint venture

Last week, three of the UK’s four mobile network operators announced a mobile marketing and payments joint venture. The venture is subject to regulatory approval, and is summarised in the press release as: Creation of a single ecosystem for m-commerce helping advertisers, retailers and banks to reach consumers through their mobile phones Consumers will be …

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Ofcom moves to pure LRIC approach for mobile termination rate charge control

Ofcom yesterday announced a forward looking charge control on the UK’s mobile operators which is designed to reduce mobile termination rates to pure LRIC over the four year period of the price cap. The effect of this will be to reduce mobile termination rates by 80% from c. 4.18 to 0.69 pence per minute over …

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Rules applicable to all UK telecoms operators to change

Last week Ofcom started a consultation on revising the UK’s General Conditions of Entitlement and Universal Service Conditions. The consultation closes on 7 April, and will be followed by a statement, with implementation on or before 25 May 2011. The changes are part of the UK’s implementation of the revised European Framework for electronic communications. …

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Will integration of mobile payment with location based advertising kill Google?

Sadly the watcher in not at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, although from London it would seem that the volume of announcements is best perhaps filtered through the lens of distance.  In any event through the magic of twitter #mwc hashtags it seems possible to get live commentary on almost any session without needing to …

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Mobile operators to acquire more fixed assets in 2011?

Any twitter followers (to follow go to: @rbratby) may have seen my live tweet commentary from the AnalysysMason city briefing last night. I thought the four speakers were well-informed and authoritative, and their presentations thought-provoking. The first presentation summarised the results of some cost modelling they had undertaken relating to mobile networks, by reference to a number …

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Mobile broadband event: net neutrality, mobile content, network capacity and handsets

Regular blog readers will know that I hosted a mobile data event for Cambridge Wireless yesterday. I found the event thought-provoking. For those on twitter, I attempted do a near-live tweet commentary of other speakers which you can find at @rbratby between 2 and 4 pm 20 Jan. For those who want even more, I attach details of …

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