Chetan Sharma Consulting has published its Q1 2010 update on the US wireless data market. It says mobile data service revenue was up 5% on the previous quarter and 22% year-on-year, exceeding exceed $12.5 billion (around £8.6 billion) and on track to hit $54 billion for the year.
In addition, it notes that Verizon Wireless has overtaken NTT DoCoMo to become the world's biggest mobile data operator by data revenues.
Orange is the latest UK network to cut its charges for charities that collect donations by text message, following similar action by O2, Vodafone and WIN plc.
The company says it'll now pass on 90% of all SMS donations between 15p and £10 to any registered charities. It gives 100% of all text donations to its own charity partners including Comic Relief, Sports Relief, Children in Need and the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.
The mobile phone industry appears to be very positive about the results of the Interphone study, which were announced this morning.
In a statement, the GSMA said it welcomed the publication of the results. Dr Jack Rowley, GSMA Director for Research and Sustainability, said "The overall conclusion of no increased risk is in accordance with the large body of existing research and many expert reviews that consistently conclude that there is no established health risk from radio signals that comply with international safety recommendations. The results reported today underscore the importance of utilising complete and thorough data analysis before reaching conclusions."