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Operators ‘losing $7.65bn a year’ in grey-market messaging

The revenue is going out through the so-called “grey market”, according to a presentation at this week’s Messaging & SMS World conference in London. Mobile operators are losing $7.65 billion a year through revenue leakage from their messaging operations – a sum that is equivalent to $21 million a day. Nick Lane, chief insight analyst and founder of Mobilesquared, told…

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Viber rated best app for call quality in Brazil

Brazilian consumers association Proteste has published a study that analysed the quality of free mobile communications applications for Android and iOS operating systems. Among the apps evaluated, WhatsApp consumed the least data for calls on 3G and 4G, as well as Wi-Fi networks. READ MORE: U.S.&Spain ranks highest among countries where mobile fraud originates; Brazil, U.K. and Mexico among top…

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Belgian court fines Skype with EUR 30,000 for non-cooperation

Belgium‘s Antwerp Court of Appeal has imposed a fine of EUR 30,000 on Skype, for not cooperating in a judicial investigation, according to Datanews. READ MORE: Belgium adopts new rules on employee mobile costs A Mechelen investigating magistrate had asked the software company in September 2012 to transfer certain account data in the context of a judicial investigation and to…

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How is the Internet Killing The Regular Phone Call?

As we all know, the mobile phone came and replaced a massive portion of landlines. Now, there are 4.77 billion mobile phone users in 2017 and the number is expected to reach 5 billion by 2019. And as of August 2017, there are as many as 3.8 billion active users connected to the internet using mobile devices. The regular phone call is getting less and…

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German small operators call for network usage fee for OTT providers

Online service providers such as Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook and Youtube should pay a network usage fee to support the costs of broadband network upgrades and expansion, according to the German association of small broadband and TV providers FRK. “Through broadband networks, Amazon, Netflix, Apple, Google and Facebook are developing into global TV giants evading any responsibility and regulation,…

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Viber in talks with SEE retailers on launch of e-trade services

Viber, a leading messages app globally, is holding talks with leading retailers in Southeast Europe (SEE) in a bid to tap the region’s potential of burgeoning e-commerce, Atanas Raykov, director business development CIS and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), told SeeNews. “We are already in talks with our first partners, who are leaders in the specific verticals where we see…

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First Look At WhatsApp Business

Although WhatsApp‘s business accounts are available for more than a month, the test phase is still underway but Android Police colleagues managed to get some information from a reader who managed to enter the test program . We start by saying that WhatsApp Business is a separate application than the traditional one, making it much easier to manage private communications from…

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US consumers happier with OTT but cord cutters decline

US pay-TV subscribers are growing increasingly satisfied with over-the-top streaming TV services such as Netflix and Hulu, but they are also spending nearly an hour more a week watching regularly scheduled television programming than they did two years ago, according to studies from JD Power. Overall customer satisfaction with the streaming video service experience (7.91 on a 10-point scale) and…

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Unimax Launches Software That Cuts The Time And Effort Of Skype For Business Migrations In Half

Unimax launches MigrationPro, a product that automates the process of migrating from legacy UC, telecom, and voicemail systems to Microsoft Skype for Business Unimax®, a leading provider of Unified Communications (UC) Management Software, announced today at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida, that it has launched a new product called MigrationPro. It was developed to help Microsoft partners and system integrators save…

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