A new report by Yankee Group concludes that if the GSMA and NeuStar are successful in recruiting service providers to adopt their new managed numbering resolution service, Pathfinder, it could be a major step on the path to a global registry.
EU telecoms commissioner Viviane Reding has warned that the European Union will not ease its stringent regulation of the sector despite slowing growth. In an interview with the Financial Times (FT), Reding said regulation was, if anything, set to be stepped up to ensure incumbent players did not “squeeze out” newcomers during the downturn.
Japan’s second-largest mobile operator, KDDI, is to launch a solar-powered mobile device manufactured by fellow Japanese company Sharp in June.
An overwhelming majority (almost 70 percent) of global mobile network operators, investors and technology vendors believe that the current economic malaise is actually driving innovation in the telecoms industry, according to the results of a GSMA survey released today.
According to a newly published Deloitte report commissioned by the GSMA, mobile specific taxes negatively impact the affordability of mobile services to some of the poorer communities across East Africa.