Posts in Mobile

Notification: Has the fragmentation of communication left your head spinning?

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Posted on 22nd Jul 2014 by in Telecom

Seeing little red notification circles on a host of different apps on your phone can be a dizzying experience. Whereas consumers once had only SMS text messages and phone calls to worry about, the proliferation of smartphones has given us more streams of communication to deal with than ever before. Got a message on your […]

The impact of digital on mobile messaging – Digital Services World Congress 2014

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Posted on 16th Jul 2014 by in Telecom

Now in its 14th year, the leading messaging event in the market, the Digital Services World Congress 2014,returned to deliver more up to date and high level content on operator and OTT messaging strategies last month. The congress had several sub conferences, one of which was the Global Messaging World Congress and many interesting themes emerged […]

SMS innovation and dynamic mobile content drives mHealth initiatives in Africa

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Posted on 16th Jul 2014 by in Telecom

It’s unsurprising that the latest mobile health services, based on smartphones and the latest M2M technology, are making waves in the USA and Europe, changing the lives of people through remote health monitoring, digital pill reminders, and so on… but who would have thought that “mHealth” would reach Africa so quickly?! How? Instead of M2M […]

The contactless festival season

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Posted on 10th Jul 2014 by in Telecom

What do you associate with summer – vacations? Sunshine and sporting tournaments, whether the World Cup, Wimbledon or the Tour de France? What about music festivals? For us it’s all of the above but in particular seeing how technology is increasingly helping to create an augmented and convenient experience. We’ve previously blogged about technology such […]

Who should you trust more: Social log-in services or your mobile operator?

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Posted on 2nd Jul 2014 by in Telecom

Social log-in services can be excellent time-saving tools and are a very convenient way to avoid the tedious process of online registration, filling in numerous forms and general password fatigue. So why are Facebook and Google’s versions of this tool not used more often? The answer’s simple; privacy is paramount to security, so why would […]

Engaging the Omni-Channel Consumer

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Posted on 27th Jun 2014 by in Telecom

In the world of online shopping, consumer behaviour is shifting and embracing an omni-channel approach. Put simply, this means customers may seamlessly switch between desktop, mobile, tablet and traditional high street stores to evaluate and make a purchase, comparing prices, locations and reviews whilst doing so. This makes it more challenging for retailers to differentiate […]

Smart cities in Asia are a necessity, not a luxury

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Posted on 17th Jun 2014 by in Telecom

In the third post of our blog series celebrating Mobile World Expo in Shanghai last week, we’re exploring the role that M2M communications has to play (and will continue to play) in the Asia Pacific region. In the near future, everyone will be dealing with enormous quantities of data from all areas of industry and […]

Trusting in mobile identity in Asia

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Posted on 16th Jun 2014 by in Telecom

What’s the one thing you can’t leave your house without: your wallet, or your house keys? Chances are it’s your mobile device. Consider what you use your mobile for – communications, as a camera, a music and entertainment device (relying on the cloud for back-up storage of data), and perhaps even for financial transactions and […]

Payments in Asia: a multi-tier economy?

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Posted on 10th Jun 2014 by in Telecom

With Mobile Asia Expo kicking off tomorrow, over the next few days on the blog we’ll be taking a look at three key areas of the Asian mobile market, starting with payments. The first thing to remember when looking at the Asian market is that to consider it as a single entity is somewhat misleading. […]

NFC in the prepaid market: how Financial Institutions and MNOs benefit from active collaboration

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Posted on 22nd May 2014 by in Telecom

The prepaid cards market is one of the fastest growing non-cash payments market with most of the growth and adoption coming from the US. Within this context, American Express’ Serve, a subsidiary of American Express, specializing in prepaid services, allows customers to enroll their service through Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). Together with two other major […]