Mobile operators in Africa can tap into digital for revenue and address upcoming industry challenges

Upstream to showcase its suite of mobile products at AfricaCom, Stand B30 AfricaCom, Cape Town, S.A., November 7, 2019 – Upstream will demonstrate at this year’s AfricaCom how mobile operators in Africa can achieve a head start in addressing the industry’s upcoming challenges. The company will be showcasing its full platform stack that enables MNOs to generate digital revenue, offering mobile users on the continent uninterrupted, free and safe connectivity while efficiently helping operators monetize digital opportunities such as mobile advertising. Guy Krief, CEO, Upstream, commented: “In developed markets, figures…

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One-time security installations are not enough to protect mobile devices against growing threats, says TCG

Los Angeles, California, October 22, 2019 – Mobile device designers and operating system manufacturers need to provide a strong foundation for secure software and firmware updates throughout the lifetime of products – not just at the start, Ira McDonald, Co-Chair of Trusted Computing Group’s (TCG) Trusted Mobility Solutions Work Group said today. Speaking as Mobile World Congress Americas takes place, McDonald stressed that embedded systems designers cannot assume that their firmware and software will remain pristine and must plan for ways to detect and recover firmware and software compromise. “The…

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Huge engagement with free ad-funded internet service in South Africa powered by Upstream

Over 25 million users in South Africa now have access to mobile internet basics at no cost London, October 3rd, 2019 – More than 25 million mobile users in South Africa can now access internet essentials for free at any time, even when they have run out of credit. The free internet service was launched by Vodacom, South Africa’s largest mobile operator, powered by Upstream’s Zero-D connectivity platform. Since its introduction the operator has seen a massive uptake with 55 per cent of its subscriber base already engaging with the…

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MGS Canada 19 Grows Audience, Breaks New Ground

Mobile Growth Summit’s Toronto event growing by leaps and bounds after a successful event featuring keynote speaker George Alafoginis, Global Gaming Client Partner at Facebook. Toronto, September 12, 2019 — Mobile Growth Summit (MGS)—the world’s largest mobile growth conference—is excited to announce its MGS Canada 19 event exceeded expectations. MGS Canada 19, which took place in Toronto on August 15, 2019, grew its audience by around 14%—with 271 of the mobile marketing industry’s best and brightest in attendance at this year’s event (up from 238 in 2018). The one-day publisher-focused…

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Global Consumers Rank Digital Leadership of Mobile Operators Higher than Spotify, eBay and Uber

Survey underlines significant digital progress made by telcos in creating powerful digital brand value and the significance of digital services in acquiring, retaining and engaging customers DUBLIN, Ireland – 5th September, 2019 – New and exclusive research commissioned by Openet validates the significant progress made by the global mobile operator community in transforming to become digital service providers. The study, completed by Sapio Research, gauges the perceptions of global consumers in five different countries, uncovering several welcome findings for operators, including: Mobile operators are held in higher digital regard by…

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Faster surfing with the first small cell antennas for 5G

Telekom and HUBER+SUHNER jointly develop 5G-capable small cell antennas First SENCITY® Urban antennas already in use in the 4G network in five cities Improved performance in the mobile communication network Telekom is preparing its network for the introduction of 5G small cell antennas. To achieve this, it is working with HUBER+SUHNER, the specialist for electrical and optical connectivity. The Swiss company has developed five small cell antennas for Telekom that support 4G and 5G frequencies. The SENCITY Urban antennas cover the frequency range from 1.7 to 4.2 GHz. Small cells…

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NGMN reaches 5G Milestone with Recommendation of Common Cluster Connector

Frankfurt, Germany – 27th August 2019 – The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance has today announced that it recommends a common RF cluster connector for early 5G deployment. NGMN’s new white paper – Recommendation for RF Cluster Connector for use in 5G NR 8T8R TDD Deployment – describes the selection process and explores the features that make a common RF cluster connector the most suitable for early 5G deployment. Across the mobile communication industry, there is an increasing demand for highly integrated antennas with a large number of RF…

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Mobileum completes global leadership line-up

Appoints VVR Kishore as worldwide head of Roaming Business August 21, 2019, Cupertino, California: Mobileum Inc. (Mobileum), a leading global provider of analytics-based roaming and risk management solutions for global communications service providers (CSPs), today announced the appointment of VVR Kishore as its new Chief of Roaming Business. Following the appointment, Kishore will become responsible for all aspects of the company’s roaming business unit’s operations globally. A founding director of the business, Kishore has already contributed significantly to Mobileum’s growth and to the development of many of its market-leading products…

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Mobileum Inc. Acquires WeDo Technologies

Two strong players in Roaming, Revenue Assurance, and Fraud Management come together to further strengthen their ability to provide cutting edge technology and solutions to the telecommunications industry. CUPERTINO, CA – 14th August, 2019 – Mobileum Inc. (“Mobileum”), a leading global provider of analytics-based roaming and risk management solutions, today announced the acquisition of WeDo Technologies, (“WeDo”). This is the second acquisition Mobileum has completed, following the purchase of Evolved Intelligence in October 2018. Headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal, WeDo is a leader in risk and business management solutions for communication…

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Drei, ZTE and the Federal State of Carinthia start 5G operations in the digital showcase region “Wörthersee”

Drei, ZTE, SURAAA and the Federal State of Carinthia are bringing 5G, the technology of the future, to life Will showcase new opportunities for digitisation, tourism and the environment Real 5G, instead of 5G ready – real applications in the 5G network, 5G smartphone and will top transfer speeds up to one Gigabit per second In 2016, ZTE and the federal state of Carinthia entered into a digitisation partnership with the aim of making Carinthia the digital flagship region of Europe. In October 2018, this partnership was advanced with the…

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