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How Smartphones Are Changing Photography: The Numbers Are In

How Smartphones Are Changing Photography: The Numbers Are In | Mobile Broadband | Scoop.it

Although global smartphone adoption is still just below 30 percent, smartphone photography is growing in popularity

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Smartphones killing point-and-shoots, now take almost 1/3 of photos

Smartphones killing point-and-shoots, now take almost 1/3 of photos | Mobile Broadband | Scoop.it

smartphones took 27 percent of photos in 2011, up from 17 percent last year. Traditional cameras took just 44 percent, down from 52 percent.

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KPN CEO calls for Apple, Google to help fund networks

KPN CEO calls for Apple, Google to help fund networks | Mobile Broadband | Scoop.it
Apple and Google should help to upgrade and maintain mobile data networks, according to KPN CEO Eelco Blok.
“They use our networks without having to make any investment.
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What Consumers Want From Mobile Communications

What Consumers Want From Mobile Communications | Mobile Broadband | Scoop.it

 

 highest utilization rates of smart phones and 


see cell phones as an extension of personal computers


strong desire to choose /control own cell phone applications


 cheap international calls on cell phones are the most popular features


 most frequent reasons for not downloading new cell phone applications are lack of interest, cost, or not being able to do so on their cell phones

 

The most popular new cell phone features are games , local directories to locate businesses and restaurants, music, and chat and instant messaging 

 

the desire to choose their own cell phone applications is strong across all age, income, and racial categories.

 

young consumers are the most likely to have added games, music, and social networking to their cell phones

young people would like to add chat features to their cell phones,

 

groups most willing to pay more to control their cell phone applications are young people

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Ofcom releases 2012/13 plan: no UK 4G until you've eaten your vegetables - Engadget

Ofcom releases 2012/13 plan: no UK 4G until you've eaten your vegetablesEngadgetThe auctioning off of the 800MHz and 2.6GHz spectrums for 4G internet is coming as soon as the British FCC has booted off the remaining TV services that still use 'em.
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Poll: Will Carrier IQ influence your next handset purchase?

Poll: Will Carrier IQ influence your next handset purchase? | Mobile Broadband | Scoop.it

some phones on certain carriers have app called Carrier IQ pre-installed.

 

captures nearly every action you take on a smartphone

view textual data, such as SMS messages and web searches. 

runs silently in the background on a phone

can’t easily be disabled. 

 

Apple’s iOS  stopped using Carrier IQ with iOS 5

 Windows Phone platform doesn’t use it Carrier IQ

HTC and Samsung  have been found to use it

Nokia and RIM both deny using the software on their devices

 

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Three: 90% of customers will be smartphone owners by 2012

Three: 90% of customers will be smartphone owners by 2012 | Mobile Broadband | Scoop.it
Three: 90% of customers will be smartphone owners by 2012: And, “based on current and predicted trends,” the com...
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Mobile Web and Application Usage Goes Up in the Evenings, But Communication Services Fall

Mobile Web and Application Usage Goes Up in the Evenings, But Communication Services Fall | Mobile Broadband | Scoop.it
A recent study by Zokem reveals that the use of apps and mobile web goes up in relative terms in the evening and night time, whereas traditional communication services capture more user attention in the day time.
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Accelerating the Mobile Impact - The relationship between mobility and GDP

Accelerating the Mobile Impact - The relationship between mobility and GDP | Mobile Broadband | Scoop.it

10% increase in mobile penetration leads to a 1% increase in low to medium income GDP. 3 main factors will drive the largest returns

 

 > Rethinking infrastructure. (be creative to grow capacity and extend reach)


> Scaling relevant applications (not just one, but rather a suite of applications can drive growth much faster)


> Developing a near-zero cost mobile device and services that are less than 5% of income.  

 

Affordability is key

(innovative network architectures,  extremely low-cost, simple interface devices, low-cost services for low-income households,  tax incentives and policies that will drive economic growth)

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Only One in Five Consumers 'OK' With Their Mobile Broadband ...

Only One in Five Consumers 'OK' With Their Mobile Broadband ... | Mobile Broadband | Scoop.it

Consumers are increasingly unhappy about mobile broadband speeds because they are getting more and more out of their home broadband. They expect that experience to translate to their internet experience on the move – thanks to poor reception, frequent drop-outs and slow speeds, it simply isn’t even clos

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Global mobile traffic 'to ... - Netimperative | News | Today's top stories

Global mobile traffic 'to ... - Netimperative | News | Today's top stories | Mobile Broadband | Scoop.it
The study, from Ericson, also found that mobile broadband subscriptios were set to rise dramatically over the next five years, reaching almost 5 billion in 2016.
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T-Mobile 4G HotSpot (T-Mobile) - Tablet Best Brand

T-Mobile 4G HotSpot (T-Mobile) - Tablet Best Brand | Mobile Broadband | Scoop.it

With the T-Mobile 4G Mobile HotSpot, get high-speed Internet on up to five Wi-Fi devices, using a single mobile broadband connection. Create your own personal hotspot while roaming about town and across the country with the T-Mobile 4G ...

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The 10 biggest stories of 2011 in mobile - CNN

The 10 biggest stories of 2011 in mobile - CNN | Mobile Broadband | Scoop.it

1. Goodbye (mostly) to unlimited data plans; hello throttling.

2. Growth of mobile streaming media.

3. 4G network rollouts.

4. BlackBerry outage and continuing RIM decline.

5. Android commands half the U.S. mobile market.

6. Mobile payment infrastructure begins.

7. The debut of smaller, cheaper e-reader tablets.

8. Mobile privacy concerns increase.

9. Voice interface progress continues.

10. Steve Jobs' mobile legacy.

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The Top 10 Ways Mobile Carriers Tried to Screw Us in 2011 - Huffington Post

The Top 10 Ways Mobile Carriers Tried to Screw Us in 2011 - Huffington Post | Mobile Broadband | Scoop.it

The Top 10 Ways Mobile Carriers Tried to Screw Us in 2011

 

10. The Carriers Hold Customer Data for Years

9. Apple Files Patent to Block iPhone Cameras

8. AT&T Raises Texting Rates

7. Unlimited Data Plans Are Dead. Long Live Unlimited Data!

6. MetroPCS Fires Shot at Net Neutrality

5. Verizon Sues to Kill Net Neutrality

4. Carrier IQ and Cellphone Spying

3. Verizon Blocks Tethering App, Breaks Law

2. Verizon Blocks Google Wallet

1. AT&T's Failed Merger with T-Mobile

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Mobile Broadband Economics: LTE 'Not Enough' - STL Partners / Telco 2.0 Research

Mobile Broadband Economics: LTE 'Not Enough' - STL Partners / Telco 2.0 Research | Mobile Broadband | Scoop.it
Key Issues:

 

Putting users in control:
· put users in more control of their mobile broadband service,
· helping them understand what data they have used and give them the option to choose to buy additional data capabilities on-demand when they need and can use it.

 

New pricing approach:
· based on time, speed, content (mainly PCRF based options)

 

No single ‘Killer’ obstacle to growth – but lots of challenges
· Net Neutrality is increasingly seen as a lesser issue in EMEA, certainly than in the US;
· Manageable technical and organisational issues (e.g. integration, organisational complexity) appear a bigger obstacle than unmanageable ones (e.g. inability to control devices),

 

Managing Costs: Network Sharing, Offloads as important as LTE
· Strategic, long-term solutions including network sharing, LTE and offloading;
· network sharing (collaboration) deals are seen as significantly more effective than network outsourcing deals, and will be exploring this further in future analysis.
· Strategies with a potentially important but more moderate impact including pricing, network outsourcing, and video traffic optimisation
· lower impact initiatives such as refreshing the 3G network.

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Ten Facts about Mobile Broadband

Ten Facts about Mobile Broadband | Mobile Broadband | Scoop.it

Mobile broadband is reshaping society, communications, and the global economy

 

1. Smartphones Will Outnumber Personal Computers in 2012

2. Mobile Broadband Is Growing Much Faster than Fixed Broadband

3. More Than One-Third of Americans Own Smartphones and Use Them for a Wide Range of Services

4. Mobile Technology Has Gone Global

5. The Mobile Economy Is Creating Jobs and Driving Development in the United States and Around the World

6. Mobile Applications Are Reshaping Education

7. Mobile Helps Patients and Health Care Providers

8. Mobile Alters the Way People Engage Politically

9. Mobile Empowers Entrepreneurs and Overcomes Digital Disparities

10. Mobile Is Vital to Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

 

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Telecoms and the Eurozone Economic Crisis: a perfect storm? - STL Partners / Telco 2.0 Research

Telecoms and the Eurozone Economic Crisis: a perfect storm? - STL Partners / Telco 2.0 Research | Mobile Broadband | Scoop.it
What are the possible impacts on telecoms of further economic troubles in the Eurozone? Will it be recessionary business as usual or something much nastier? And how will it impact ‘Telco 2.0’ Strategies?
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Smartphones Need to Address the Business App Gap

Smartphones Need to Address the Business App Gap | Mobile Broadband | Scoop.it

 

Each smartphone’s reputation attracts different types of business-minded buyers:
>>Android attracts younger employees. 
>>Apple also attracts younger employees. 
>>BlackBerry attracts older employees. 


Top Types of Business Apps by Consumer App Store
>>RIM users focus on productivity. 
>>Android users focus on information. 
>>Apple users are heavily word- and task-oriented. 

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Research Trends and Conclusions: Regulatory Communications 2012 - Who's Who Legal

Research Trends and Conclusions: Regulatory Communications 2012 - Who's Who Legal | Mobile Broadband | Scoop.it

A lawyers view on the Mobile Broadband elements

 

SPECTRUM

 >> diminishing availability of spectrum.

>> considerable reworking of the existing spectrum to ensure better efficiency and reallocation of the limited amount

>>liberalisation of the spectrum rules necessary step to ensure that limited spectrum is used to maximum effect

>>4G is an unknown entity.G is not a current priority but neither should it be underestimated.

 
CONSOLIDATION 

>> ongoing need for consolidation in the sector that will drive up activity levels in the next few years

>>smaller operators not being able to afford next-generation infrastructure, a merger or acquisition will be inevitable for them

>>mergers can allow operators to regain a competitive edge on new technologies

>> joint ventures offer a cost-effective method to speed up expansion 

>> patent warfare between handset companies. 

 

PRIVACY

>> businesses to obtain consent before storing information on users and places 

>. technology increasingly being used to maximise the potential of customer information, privacy issues will become paramount. 

 

NET NEUTRALITY

>> profile of this matter has been raised over the last year

>> widespread debate on traffic management policies.

>> actions such as blocking or degrading services that are in competition are not permissible

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Mobile Wallet Payment Infographic

Mobile Wallet Payment Infographic | Mobile Broadband | Scoop.it

Short user manual of mobile wallet concept.

It givers the basic idea behind.

Prerequisite is a mobile terminal with NFC technology.

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Your Text is on Fire: OTT's to burn 40% SMS revenue by 2015

Your Text is on Fire: OTT's to burn 40% SMS revenue by 2015 | Mobile Broadband | Scoop.it

New analysis on our research portal 'Your Text is on Fire: OTT's to burn 40% SMS revenue by 2015' says that in four years' time, Telco SMS revenue will decline on average by around 40% across Europe and the Middle East according to the senior execs...

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Nokia Siemens to cut 17,000 jobs as focus shifts to mobile broadband

Nokia Siemens to cut 17,000 jobs as focus shifts to mobile broadband | Mobile Broadband | Scoop.it

Nokia Siemens Networks, the struggling telecommunications gear joint venture, announced it is cutting 17,000 jobs as it tries to restructure the company with a focus on mobile broadband.

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Who pays for mobile broadband 2.0

interesting analysis of the econmics behind mobile broadband

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