Archive for September 17th, 2009

4G World: Cisco’s Nagesh urges adaptive personalization

Although all-you-can-eat packages tend to dominate wireless pricing today, operators are exploring ways to introduce creative pricing plans that draw on what consumers’ value and – most importantly – are willing to pay extra for. And with the growth of mobile data traffic, this may become necessary to make money on data. According to Cisco’s director of service provider marketing Kittur Nagesh, wireless operators need to build new business models around consumer’s favorite applications. more

Broadband stimulus projects won’t be blocked easily by incumbents

Incumbent service providers will have a hard time trying to block broadband stimulus projects in their territories. That’s according to Craig Settles, a consultant and founder of Successful.com, who also helps stimulus applicants apply for funding. more

4G World: Opera Mini 5 launches as consumers embrace mobile browsing

Of all the phone-owning consumers in the world, 31% are browsing one of the two million mobile Web domains in use today at least once a month, according to the Yankee Group. News, search and weather are the most popular destinations, but that is due in part to the fact that other mobile sties fail to deliver an optimal experience. The Yankee Group gave most mobile Web sites it studied a ranking of only 52 out of 100. more

FLO TV, Audiovox take mobile TV on the road

Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) today announced the latest step in its consumer strategy – capturing the market for live mobile TV in vehicles. Building off a partnership it announced at January’s CES with automotive entertainment provider Audiovox (NASDAQ:VOXX), the companies said today they would begin distributing the multicast mobile TV service to more than 12,000 new car dealers across 85 markets. more

4G World: WiMax vendors broaden their scope to LTE

A few specialty WiMax vendors aren’t content with the smaller of the 4G markets and have decided to expand their horizons to long-term evolution (LTE). WiMax packet core vendor WiChorus and WiMax chipset maker Sequans Communications are two of the latest. more

Zune, WinMo updates offer hints at Microsoft strategy

We’ve spent plenty of cycles wondering how Google, Apple and others are evolving as telecom competitors, but what about the true big-daddy, Microsoft? The company certainly has its share of hits (Outlook/Exchange), misses (Connected Sandbox) and question marks (Bing, Azure) in the telecom/Web area. This week we saw important hints of their future path in updates of its Zune media player and its soon-to-be-launched Windows Mobile 6.5.

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