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Global mobile network traffic grew 70% in 2016, Ericsson study

For the next 6 years, more than 1 million new mobile broadband subscribers will be added per day. This means there will be an additional 2.6 billion subscribers by the end of 2022. The latest Ericsson Mobility Report has registered growth in total mobile network traffic across the globe of 70% between the end of Q1 2016 and the end of Q1…

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Price per GB drops as bundles get bigger in Western Europe: Finland with lowest prices

Telecompaper’s recent report on mobile prices in Western Europe looks at a total cost of ownership to account for promotions and extra charges. However, it is also of interest to simply look at the monthly charges and divide those by the number of MBs included in the plan, to arrive at an average price per GB per country, as many…

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Transatel Is This Year’s ‘Best MVNO Provider’ At The Mobile Industry Awards

Transatel is rewarded for their first participation at the Mobile Industry Awards held in London last week with the title of Best MVNO Provider. Organised by Mobile Today, the channel’s leading sector-specific publication, the award aims to distinguish the MVNE (Mobile Virtual Network Enabler) or MVNA (Aggregator) that has most contributed to the market’s development during the past year. Focus…

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71% of internet use in 2017 will be mobile

Mobile internet use will account for 26% of global media consumption in 2019, up from 19% in 2016, according to Zenith’s Media Consumption Forecasts People around the world will spend an average of 122 minutes a day accessing the mobile internet via browsers and apps, an amount that has grown from just ten minutes a day since 2010. This is…

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Global Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) Market 2017 Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2022

The global mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) market is expected to witness compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.86% from 2015 to 2020. Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) offer wireless communications service that does not acquire its own network infrastructure. It offers wireless communication by agreements with the mobile network operators which already exist. These companies obtain bulk access to…

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European mobile pricing: time for data to go unlimited

The European mobile market appears set to break through a key barrier: moving from set data bundles to truly unlimited data plans. While Asian markets like Japan have had unlimited data for years and T-Mobile drove the US market in the past year to embrace unlimited everything, Europe saw most unlimited data offers disappear with the advent of 4G. Operators…

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State of Mobile Networks: Italy

Italy just underwent a major wave of telecom consolidation. 3 and Wind are now Wind Tre, an operator that aims to rewrite the competitive landscape of the Italian peninsula. And while 3 and Wind sort out the details of their integration, Vodafone and TIM have been steadily improving their own 4G performance. Since last State of Mobile Networks: Italy report,…

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State of Mobile Networks: Switzerland

In first report on Switzerland, OpenSignal takes a close look at the trio of Salt, Sunrise and Swisscom: Sunrise shows fastest 4G network in Open Signal tests Sunrise offers the fastest LTE speeds in Switzerland and is tied with Swisscom for the best 4G availability, according to Open Signal’s first test of Swiss mobile networks. OpenSignal users clocked up average…

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Which is the best Mobile Network operator in the Germany?

Since E-Plus has been taken over by Telefónica last year, there are only three mobile networks: Telekom, Vodafone and O2. We sent our testers through Germany and checked the quality of the network connections. Conclusion: Thanks to LTE, all mobile phone networks have become better. But especially outside of cities, the quality between them continues to differ significantly. Deutsche Telekom…

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State of the Mobile Network Operators and MVNOs Market in Middle East

Many Middle Eastern mobile operators are facing increased challenges in the mobile sector, due primarily to regulatory reforms, liberalisation, Over-The-Top providers, economic and civil conditions, the lifting of sanctions (Iran) and mobile market saturation. Competition in particular has grown in many markets. Saudi Arabia, which has the largest ICT market in the Middle East, has seen mobile market competition increase…

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