The Text: Not Just for Messaging Anymore

Mobile devices continue to rapidly increase in number and accessibility. Almost half a billion (429 million) mobile devices and connections were added in 2016 alone1. They’ve become ingrained into our lives, from helping us keep track of our contacts and updating our meeting and activity calendar, to snapping complex panoramic or burst photographs, to serving as the vehicle for a complex multimedia presentation streamed around the world. 

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The IP Network: Challenge or Opportunity?

There’s no question that mobile phones and the internet have completely transformed how consumers and businesses communicate today and these technologies seem to amaze us with their innovation on an almost daily basis. 

This all-IP revolution and the evolution to and anticipation for the next-generation network, has brought about the need for the telco industry to undergo a transformation. 

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Text Messages: Are we still sending those?

Isn't the text message dead yet? We've been talking about the death of Short Message Service (SMS) for over half a decade now. Surely it's dead by now? But alas, as Mark Twain once said, "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated," and this is also the case for the humble text message. Despite the rise of the Instant Message (IM) on IP services, SMS is not quite dead yet.

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Has RCS Crossed the Chasm?

Knowing the answer to this question, or at least understanding why asking it is important, can help operators and key stakeholders in the mobile ecosystem better evaluate the future of this new technology.

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FaceTime Audio Threatens Operator Voice Service

This week Apple unveiled its new iOS7 platform, and much of the fanfare has focused on the look and feel of the new interface. However, one of the more interesting components of the new operating system to me is the announcement of FaceTime Audio, which enables users to make voice calls over IP without using their plan’s minutes.

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