We launched Mobile Business Briefing (MBB) as an eNewsletter service in January 2008 with the simple aim of providing readers with an ‘all-you-need-to-know’ overview of the biggest stories of the last 24 hours, mixed with some (hopefully) intelligent analysis from the editorial team.

Since then we’ve tweaked the offering slightly, but never really felt the newsletter has had a proper home. Launch of a website – enabling the product to provide a much richer service offering – was the logical next step.

So now we’re here, what’s on offer at launch? 

An archived news library of 5,000 articles is complemented by a huge catalogue of in-depth analytical reports. Recent areas of focus include Orascom’s venture into North Korea, an insight into the prospects of Indian 3G, China Mobile’s strategy to maintain market dominance, and France Telecom’s domestic strife.

The blog section will be home to insightful ramblings from the MBB editorial team, as well as Wireless Intelligence analysts and opinionated guests. Links to our social networking groups are also displayed. Meanwhile we will be looking to develop the site and add new features in the coming months.

One thing that hasn’t changed is MBB’s editorial style. MBB’s content, although aggregated from a number of various sources, has always been independent in voice. We don’t deal in spin or industry hype. When we cover technology speeds, we’ll focus on average user speeds, not the theroretical peak labels so loved by marketing departments. And in the area of next-generation communications technology, our aim will be to give a straight-talking account of progress.  Despite already excessive use of the term, ‘4G’ as a technology hasn’t yet been defined (we’ll have to wait until around October 2010 before discovering its secret sauce, though it’s likely to include aspects of both the 3GPP’s LTE-Advanced spec as well as the IEEE’s 802.16m proposal). Until then, consider this site a ‘4G’-free zone .

Our aim is for MBB to become your number one resource for keeping up to date with our fast moving industry.  I encourage you to get involved. Post comments on any of the articles once you’ve registered, or drop the editorial team a line at [email protected].

Welcome to the site.

Justin Springham

Managing Editor