Marketing intelligence company comScore says 2.7 million people in the UK now watch video on mobile devices, up 75% from July last year. Overall, in all five European countries measured - the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy – the total number of people watching video on mobile devices has increased by 66% in the past year to 12.1 million consumers.
A report on MobileEurope.co.uk says mass market NFC-based mobile payments are expected to hit London in time for the 2012 Olympics. Pablo Montesano, Telefonica’s Director of Mobile Financial Services, is quoted as saying "I expect there to be a lot of activity in this space in London before the Olympics, with a significant push from several players. The reality is no-one knows when this will take off, but we are moving closer than ever to the tipping point."
Information from mobile messaging specialists Airwide Solutions has revealed a 778.4% spike in Spanish text message traffic when the 2010 FIFA World Cup final ended on 11th July in South Africa.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says Finland, the Netherlands and Sweden have the lowest prices for mobile phone calls among its 30 member countries.
The highest mobile call charges were according found in Canada, Spain and the USA.