South Korea’s fixed-line operator, Korea Telecom (KT), is to merge with its majority-owned mobile unit, KTF, the country’s second-largest mobile operator.
The merger is an effort to offer bundled fixed and mobile services and increase its global exposure. KT’s move is seen as necessary if it is to compete with SK Telecom and LG Telecom.
SanDisk Corporation and LG Electronics have demonstrated a new technology for mobile phones that offers multimedia-rich services using removable flash memory cards.
It enables mobile network operators (MNOs) to distribute preloaded and downloaded content on removable memory cards, while restricting the accessibility of such premium content to their network subscribers.
Worldwide mobile WiMAX infrastructure revenues nearly quadrupled in the third quarter of 2008 over the third quarter of 2007, according to the latest figures.
Scott Siegler, senior analyst of Mobile Infrastructure research at Dell’Oro Group, said that with LTE still a couple of years away, WiMAX has become the first next generation technology with commercial service.
Former Nuance exececutive Mike Wehrs has been appointed president and CEO of the Mobile Marketing Association.
The move follows the departure of Laura Marriott.
Wehrs joins the MMA from Nuance Communications, where he was vice president of Industry Affairs and Evangelism.
The Macworld trade show in San Francisco is to get a glimpse of SlingPlayer Mobile for the iPhone.
SlingPlayer Mobile enables users to watch any program normally viewed on a home TV set on the iPhone using a standard broadband network connection.
It will also allow iPhone users to control their home digital video recorder (DVR) to watch recorded shows, pause, rewind, and fast forward live TV, or even queue new recordings while away from home.
Cost remains a key factor in ensuring LCD is the display of choice for most handsets.
But a report from ABI Research suggests a number of new and not-so-new display technologies are vying for a chunk of LCD’s vast market share.
As VoIP increasingly shifts into the mainstream more businesses are going through the process of selecting the best phone systems for their needs.
VoIP.biz-news asked Terry Martin, CEO of Coms PLC, to explain some of the options surrounding business VoIP and offer some basic guidelines for SMEs.
TeliaSonera is to launch an "all you can eat" mobile music download service.
The Swedish operator becomes the latest mobile player to offer subscribers unlimited access to "millions of songs" from all the major record labels plus several independent labels.
The operator said that Telia Musik can be downloaded to either a mobile or a PC.
The BBC was recently criticised for scaremongering about the threat mobile viruses posed to smartphones, particularly those operating on the Symbian platform.
F-Secure was one of two anti-virus software companies quoted by the BBC – the other was Adaptive Mobile.
So it was interesting for smartphone.biz-news to speak with Samu Konttinen, vice president of mobile solutions at F-Secure, to hear his views on the danger of viruses to smartphones.
Companies are more likely to give staff a mobile phone than upgrade a fixed voice system.
That’s one of the findings of a report by Analysys Mason, which concludes that mobile substitution will have a far bigger impact on fixed enterprise voice spend than the credit crunch.