Author: Shaun Collins

Tablets Will Create a Few Headaches

As we predicted, there’s a torrent of tablets at Mobile World Congress this year. But it’s not their availability that’s been the topic of conversation here, but rather the business…

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Like Nokia, Operators Must Start Thinking Differently

I love this week — Barcelona in February is a special time. Mobile World Congress, the GSM Association’s flagship event, has become the centrepiece of the mobile industry. And yet…

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Vodafone Tunes Its Overtures to Business Dealers

The past couple of years have not been kind to Vodafone in the UK. O2 and Orange are formidable competitors that seem to have outsmarted Vodafone at almost every turn…

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Time for Change at Vodafone?

Vodafone announced its 1Q10 results on Friday and they make very interesting reading. The figures are always a useful guide to how the mobile industry’s faring and Vodafone pointed to…

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Operators Must Tackle Unpalatable But Inevitable Price Rises

I’ve been listening closely to the tone of announcements made by mobile network operators and infrastructure suppliers since the start of the year. They seem to be trying to outdo…

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Exercising Limits on Data Traffic

In our predictions for 2010, we suggested that mobile data prices may go up in some markets. We discussed this prediction at length before putting it on our list. Many…

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Eight Predictions for 2010

We’ve just put the finishing touches on our predictions for next year. The full set is available to our clients here, but I thought I’d share my favourite eight predictions…

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Cheaper Roaming’s Part of a Bigger Picture at Vodafone

Watching the Vodafone quarterly results Webcast this week, a few things fell into place for me. The announcement that Vodafone was to scrap roaming charges in some countries for three…

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Tesco’s New Telecoms Centres May Herald Shift into Mobile Broadband

On 21 April 2009, UK supermarket chain Tesco confirmed it would increase its Telecoms Centre outlets from 41 to 100 by January 2010. The centres are stand-alone departments within larger…

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Android Bandwagon Quietly Rolls On

I expected to see more Android devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, and was disappointed that Vodafone’s Magic phone was the only major announcement in this area….

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