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GSMA Task Force to develop an open standard embedded SIM

The GSMA has announced the formation of a task force of mobile operators to explore the development of an embedded SIM that can be remotely activated. The move is expected to enable the design of exciting new form factors for mobile communications. It will also speed the development of M2M


Mobile money - global really does mean global

Mobile money is a highly topical - and highly successful - area of interest for the emerging telecom regions. As our report shows, mobile money can function in even the most inhospitable conditions. Michael Schwartz looks at some recent trends which can themselves be adopted by entrants to


iPhone 4 launch: the grey market knock-on effect

Since the launch of the iPhone in 2007, much has been written about the Apple smartphone, its features and its overwhelming success in the market. But, a little known fact is that the original iPhone and its predecessors have created a huge grey market, where iPhones are bought and sold in bulk


Banking on mobile banking

Seldom in history has any invention offered so much to so many in such a short period of time. Mahuya Ghosh, Product Manager of Connectiva Systems, looks at the Mobile Miracle...

Volcanic Ash the Pain? Video conferencing the gain!

For a whole week, air travel in Europe was paralysed by the effects of volcanic ash belched into the atmosphere by a volcano on Iceland. There had been more disruption since the tragedy of 9/11. While, in one case, the USA struggled to bring 40,000 of its citizens home, the telecoms sector


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