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Lynk: “Satellite phone service this spring”

Lynk Global saw two additional satellites launched aboard a SpaceX rocket on January 3rd. These pair mean that Lynk now has three operational satellites in orbit and the company says it is ready to start offering direct satellite-to-phone services very shortly, according to CEO Charles Miller. The company is also reported to be close to […]

January 16, 2023By Chris Forrester

Nielsen confirms ONE Ads market availability

Audience measurement, data and analytics specialist Nielsen has confirmed that Nielsen ONE Ads will be available market wide on January 11th. Nielsen ONE Ads is the latest innovation in measurement, providing what the company says is a consistent, comparable and deduplicated view of ads across screens, and will initially be available in the US. Nielsen […]

January 5, 2023

Philippines: Telco, pay-TV revenue to increase 4% CAGR

The total telecom and pay-TV services revenue in the Philippines is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4 per cent during 2021-2026, mainly supported by mobile data and fixed broadband segments, forecasts GlobalData, a data and analytics company. GlobalData’s research reveals that the mobile voice service revenue in the country […]

December 22, 2022

Italy: OTT and mobile TV see growth in 2022

Over half of the Italian population (52.8 per cent) watched TV over the internet in 2022, a growth of 10.9 per cent on the previous year, according to the annual report from the research institute Censis. The number of smart TVs reached 16.7 million, in comparison to 15.3 million a year earlier. Mobile TV is […]

December 21, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Data: Total app installs up 10% in 2022

AppsFlyer, the SaaS mobile marketing analytics and attribution platform, has released its Top 5 Data Trends of 2022. Total app installs grew 10 per cent in 2022 despite post-covid digital cooldown, privacy changes, and economic downturn – despite headwinds from Apple’s privacy changes, iOS installs grew 16 per cent after last year’s ATT low. Other […]

December 21, 2022

SpaceX to offer satellite phone service?

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is to build “the largest deployable antenna array” designed by SpaceX to date. SpaceX is advertising for mechanical engineers to help achieve the concept. A LinkedIn comment from Sara Spangelo, SpaceX’s co-lead on the sat-phone scheme, read: “SpaceX is developing a breakthrough new direct to cell satellite network to bring ubiquitous cellular […]

December 2, 2022

Research: Brits waste £260m of mobile data monthly

Sky Mobile has reached three million customers and now claims to be the fastest-growing mobile provider in the UK. With Sky Mobile enabling customers to ‘roll’ and therefore keep their spare data every month, these three million customers are protected from the ‘data consumption gap’ – the gulf between the data paid for and the […]

November 25, 2022

GSMA: “Meaningful progress” in renewable energy use

As climate leaders meet at COP27 in Egypt, figures from the GSMA have revealed that global mobile operators are making strong progress in maximising the use of renewable energy in their networks. However, a survey indicates that access to an additional 64 terawatt-hours (TWh) of renewable electricity – roughly equivalent to Austria’s annual energy usage […]

November 14, 2022

Malaysia: Mobile service revenue up 2.8% CAGR to 2027

Malaysia’s mobile service revenue is poised to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.8 per cent from $5.6 billion (€5.7bn) in 2022 to $6.5 billion in 2027, mainly driven by the mobile data segment, which is well supported by the growing availability and adoption of 5G services, according to GlobalData, a data […]

October 20, 2022

Netflix rolls out game handles

Netflix is rolling out the ability to create game handles to deliver a more personalised gameplay experience throughout its mobile games catalogue. With game handles, Netflix subscribers will be able to create a unique public username that can be used across all Netflix games, helping players to discover and make friends, and play with each […]

September 28, 2022By Nik Roseveare