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A new door, but is it open or closed?

Nokia has announced that they will fully replace their app store Ovi (”door” in Finnish) with a new incarnation this coming spring. While the rebuilding focuses on speed, user interface and reliability, new Ovi functionalities will include in-app payment, localized content and ”social networking elements”. We appreciate Nokia’s candid acknowledgement that the Apple App Store […]
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Published December 23, 2009.


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You can push any tariff you like …

… as long as it’s flat! Last week, AT&T’s CEO suggested that some customers were to blame for the poor performance of the AT&T mobile data network. With about 3% of smart-phone customers driving 40% of data traffic, AT&T is considering incentives to keep those subscribers from hampering the experience for everyone else. He then […]
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Published December 21, 2009.


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The Magical Mystery Tour – LTE goes public

TeliaSonera takes the lead on exploring new domains and launches the world’s first commercial LTE network!  That’s all great, but what should we expect from these very first steps into the future? Walking down to the TeliaSonera store on the opening day, some things are just as you would expect from a grand opening, including […]
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Published December 16, 2009 in , .


White papers

User Data Management – A key to digital service profitability

Today, interactivity and communication has become the name of the game, driven by web companies that have improved the relevance and user-friendliness of digital consumer services. User Data Management (UDM) is a key enabler for such innovation and is an umbrella term describing the creation, storage, processing and delivery of digital user data such as […]
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Published December 16, 2009.


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Oranges and Apples? Do they compare?

Orange continues its ambitious activities within mobile application development and provisioning by launching Orange App Shop. Initially, some 1.3 million Orange customers in France and UK will be able to use a special App Shop client in addition to previous WAP portal and web portal access for discovering, buying and downloading applications. From an end-user […]
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Published December 13, 2009.


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We will rock you – no more

Two weeks ago something that has been rumored for the last 6 months got confirmed. Nokia will not exhibit at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Chew on that. The flagship company of mobility for the last 20 years will not exhibit at the flagship event of the mobile industry. Both Nokia and GSMA play […]
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Published December 10, 2009.


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Mobile networks take a hit by generous Santa?

The German consumer electronics industry expects a good Christmas sale for this year with EUR 6.9 billion in revenues, slightly more than in 2008, according to the German association for entertainment and communications electronics – Gfu. A quick look at European operators seasonal promotions in shops and on the net reassures us that iPhone will […]
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Published December 8, 2009.


In the news

Northstream: Northstream delivers executive training

Partnering with APIS, a leading mobile telecoms training company, Northstream has developed and successfully delivered a unique training product for mobile telecoms executives. A series of Executive Training courses are now available for executives who want training delivered in a structured format that enables intense learning in a short period of time. Structured from a mobile technology evolution perspective and delivered by industry experts, these executive training courses give industry executives, investors and regulators a greater understanding of suppliers, operators, service providers and other industry actors, and in particular how technology choices impact the mobile operator business. All courses are delivered with two trainers working together in the classroom to provide an interspersed perspective on the mobile technology evolution: • A technical expert takes the executives through the mobile technology ETSI/3GPP evolution up to and including WiMAX and LTE/SAE • A senior management consultant covers current, real-life based business perspectives on issues such as technology and service evolution, mobile operations’ business essentials, system migration challenges, service development and market initiatives. More information on these courses can be received from APIS, www.apistraining.com, +46 8 555 105 00, or from Northstream’s Johan Ragnevad, +46 706 381607
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Published December 7, 2009.