Ericsson has published the latest version of its Mobility Report, which shows that the total number of mobile subscriptions is expected to exceed the world’s population next year.
The first quarter of 2014 saw mobile subscriptions grow by 7% year-on-year, with 120 million net additions.
UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has published proposals that would see the wholesale cost of connecting mobile phone calls dropping to less than 0.5p per minute within three years.
Termination rates have fallen by 20p per minute within the past 20 years and are currently about 0.8p per minute.
Mobile money specialist Monitise plc has changed its leadership structure, appointing Elizabeth Buse as co-CEO alongside current Chief Executive Alastair Lukies.
Ms Buse, who’d previously served on the Monitise board, stepped down from her role as Executive Vice President of Solutions for Visa earlier this year.
Podcast - 4th June 2014
Iain, James and Mark begin this week's podcast with Apple's recent iOS 8 revelation and its plan to acquire Beats Electronics.
They then move on to discuss Samsung's Tizen-powered smartphone, a new flagship device from LG and the latest Microsoft Surface tablet - as well as a network takeover in Ireland, BlackBerry’s M2M moves and UK price changes for Vodafone.