A new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit (sponsored by InnoPath) has found that only a minority of telecoms executives believe growth in revenue from mobile data services will make up for a decline in voice revenue over the next five years. Almost 200 senior execs in the mobile telecommunications industry were interviewed but only 44% thought data growth would compensate for the voice decline.
New research from Convergys Corporation says 61% of UK consumers would spend more with their chosen mobile network if they were able to choose options that fitted their needs. Consumers are willing to include payment for broadband, TV and even game consoles with their mobile service – but only if the deal is flexible enough to suit the customer.
Currently 49% of consumers said they don't receive any promotions or 'bundle' offers from their providers, although 72% said they'd like to.
In this week's edition of The Fonecast we take a look at all the week's major mobile industry news. There's talk about Symbian's move to become truly open source, there's a discussion about possible delays to the T-Mobile/Orange merger and there's even time for a little quantum physics.
As usual, you can listen to the podcast on the main page of our website.