In the space of a few years, blockchain has transitioned from a technology tentatively discussed by tech enthusiasts to a topic we can happily pick apart with our taxi drivers – as indispensable to our ambitions as automatic cars, IoT, AI or VR.
But whilst awareness is currently confined to its application in the finance sector – as the technology used to create cryptocurrencies – its implications for the telecoms industry are similarly disruptive.
Roam-like-at-home effects on operator margins and solutions
Regulatory changes aren’t necessarily bad news, but nobody enjoys uncertainty – too often, it’s mistaken for negativity. The EU’s new regulations to abolish roaming charges, which came into effect on 15 June 2017, has added enormous pressure to an industry already threatened by slimming margins, requiring each player to react quickly and pre-emptively, to manoeuvre the dangers and, most importantly, realise and act upon new opportunity.
Leading German digital lifestyle provider to offer unlimited Wi-Fi to its 12 million mobile customers
LONDON, REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.&BÜDELSDORF, Germany,1 September 2017 –Mobilise, a global leader in providing consultancy, software and managed services to the Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) market, and iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS),a leading provider of global mobile connectivity, have announced they will be providing a newglobal Wi-Fi service to mobilcom-debitel.
Where would we be without WiFi connections? The question is almost rhetorical. Our lives depend upon a wireless network web; these days, new laptops aren’t even built with Ethernet ports. We won’t forego Internet connections, just as we won’t blind or maim ourselves.
WiFi is a modern-day imperative, as relevant as oxygen, and our dependency upon it is only set to increase.
WiFi First is a network service model that prioritises the use of WiFi over the cellular network for voice, SMS and data traffic. It was first introduced by Republic Wireless in 2012, providing an alternative, cheaper option over the traditional cellular network model, and ultimately resulting in lower priced contracts than existing MNOs (mobile network operators).
Mobilise Technology Launches Copenhagen Airport Wi-Fi Travel Service Powered by iPass
New app to provide passengers with unlimited Wi-Fi access at millions of hotspots globally
LONDON, UK & REDWOOD SHORES, California, July 25, 2017 –MobiliseTechnology, a global leader in providing consultancy, software and managed services to the Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) market ,and iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of global mobile connectivity, today announced the launch of a new Wi-Fi Travel servicefor Copenhagen Airport passengers. Copenhagen Airport is the largest airport in Scandinavia, serving 29 million passengers each year, andthe new servicewillprovide these passengers with unlimiteddata access to millions ofWi-Fi hotspots globally.
In the run up to MVNO World Congress, anyone who’s planning to attend will be thinking about how they can best take advantage of the opportunity to meet some seriously interesting and influential people. With speed networking events offering the chance to connect with partners, customers and peers, it’s going to be a great place to get business done. So what’s going to be top of the agenda? Here’s my bet on what everyone’s going to be talking about: Continue reading →
By providing access to a level playing field, and the ability to implement a Wi-Fi First strategy in a nimble way, this presents the MVNO market with the opportunity to create longer more profitable customer relationships. It also helps MVNOs to regain control of their margins and do business on their own terms Continue reading →
Graham Bunting (UK & Ireland Regional Sales Director for iPass) and Hamish White (CEO and Founder of Mobilise Consulting) discuss how MVNOs can use Wi-Fi strategies to build revenue for their business.