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  • Klarna

    Klarna sucks up risk to boost m-commerce Edit Post

    Conversion rates on m-commerce sites shrink when consumers are on mobile devices, but it’s a problem that Niklas Adalberth, cofounder of Klarna, claims he can fix. The rate at which browsers become buyers on a site falls through the floor when they are on a smartphone or tablet rather than a PC, he said. The rate for ...
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    New business models needed to justify 5G capex Edit Post

    Mobile operators’ business models need to evolve to address the changing capex environment, which has become more challenging over the last decade, said Hatem Bamatraf, Etisalat group CTO, at Mobile World Congress this week. The key question, he said, is “how are we going to justify investing in a certain technology? People love technology, but there needs to ...
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    Visa ready to help partners launch mobile payments after work on ... Edit Post

    Ryan Mclnerney, global president of Visa Inc, speaking at this morning’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) keynote on digital transactions and social interactions, said the huge effort involved in helping Apple Pay get off the ground has put it in a position to help others, including mobile operators, launch rival mobile payment services. “We are the payment ...
  • BBVA sees Apple, Samsung as threats – and likes it Edit Post

    Spain’s BBVA is a bank that no longer wants to behave like one and, according to CEO Francisco Gonzalez, is happy to live with rivals moving onto its patch. Earlier this week at Mobile World Congress, Samsung announced its plan to launch a new mobile payment service, as the South Korean vendor takes on Apple Pay ...
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    Orange puts pieces into place for MEA growth Edit Post

    Orange is building the foundations for its continued growth in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), and also hopes to be able to exploit future opportunities for consolidation in the region. The France-based operator is in the process of placing all of its 20 units in MEA under one holding company, replacing the multiple holding companies ...

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    MWC 2015: Day 4 highlights Edit Post

    Mobile World Live brings you the best footage of Wednesday at Mobile World Congress, including the morning’s keynote sessions and new device launches from Huawei’s Honor brand.
  • 5G a “special generation” – but in good time Edit Post

    The mobile industry should consider 5G as a “special generation”, introducing “challenges in all layers of the technology”, Mike Short, VP of public affairs Telefónica Europe, said at Mobile World Congress today. Speaking in one of today’s sessions covering the next-generation mobile technology, he said: “It’s beyond what we’re doing today with mobile. 5G will have ...


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    MWC 2015: Day 3 highlights Edit Post

    Mobile World Live brings you all the action from Tuesday at MWC, including exclusive clips of FCC chair Tom Wheeler’s keynote, and the launch of BlackBerry’s new smartphone.