Mobile billing company mBlox has published survey results that show mobile phone banking is more popular than visiting a local branch or telephone banking via call centres.
37% of UK mobile phone customers are currently using mobile banking, while 25% of US mobile users have adopted mobile banking services.
When asked which banking method they preferred, mobile banking was rated above telephone banking by users in the USA and the UK. Only 2% of respondents in the US and 3% in the UK chose branch banking as their preferred method.
The amount of data sent over the world's mobile phone networks surpassed the volume of voice traffic during December of 2009, according to Ericsson. The figures have come from Ericsson's own network measurements.
Approximately 140,000 Terabytes per month of both voice and data traffic was sent worldwide in December last year. Ericsson's findings show that global data traffic grew 280% during each of the last two years and is forecast to double annually over the next five years. During the same two-year period, traffic in 3G networks surpassed that of 2G networks.
The GSMA, which represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry, has launched its own spam reporting service for text messages. At the moment it's just a pilot scheme and is being operated by AT&T Mobility, Korea Telecom and SFR.
Online security company Cloudmark will operate the GSMA Spam Reporting Service. It'll analyse SMS traffic submitted by customers of participating networks via a short code of '7726', which spells SPAM on most mobile phones.