Mark Bridge writes:
Today’s mobile phone customers want more and more mobile data, which is stretching network capacity. In addition, many of those consumers would rather not be committed to a limit; they’d rather have a mobile internet tariff that is (or appears to be) unlimited. This puts even more pressure on mobile networks.
Randy Fuller of Tekelec talks about the ability of shared data plans to reduce 'bill shock'. He then explains the challenges of traffic management for mobile networks... and looks to a future where mobile devices regularly switch between different networks.
Luxury mobile phone brand Vertu has launched its first touchscreen handset.
It’s called the Vertu Constellation - a product name that was originally used five years ago - and is a Symbian-based smartphone with a 3.5-inch display. On the back is an 8 megapixel camera.
Ofcom has told Internet Service Providers how it expects them to make sure customers understand how internet traffic is being managed.
The regulator believes existing consumer information about traffic management isn’t clear enough and warns that it may need to legislate if improvements aren’t made.
It’s reported that Starbucks will launch an iPhone app for mobile payments in January next year.
Customers who already have a Starbucks payment card will be able to link the card to the app. It’ll enable them to pay for items in 700 coffee shops by using an on-screen barcode.