New information from mobile app analytics platform App Annie suggests that Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey and India are the next growth markets for players in the mobile app industry to watch.
It says the mobile infrastructure and rate of development in these countries is creating significant new opportunities for app publishers.
Last year, the number of WiFi hotspots around the world increased to 4.2 million.
ABI Research says this trend is expected to continue for the next few years, with a compound annual growth rate of 15% resulting in 7.1 million hotspots in 2015 and over 10.5 million in 2018.
Mobile broadband customers want more value-added services to choose from and are willing to pay their network operator for personalisation across these extra services.
Those are some of the findings from a survey sponsored by mobile broadband specialist Tekelec.
Telefonica and Microsoft have signed an agreement to create a new video platform that’ll be used for entertainment across Telefonica’s operating businesses worldwide.
The new service will take advantage of Microsoft’s Mediaroom online TV technology and will be capable of delivering video content to compatible set-top boxes, Xbox 360 consoles, web browsers, tablets and smartphones. Initially the service will be offered in Brazil, Chile and Spain.
Anonymised mobile network information available to commercial partners
Telefónica Digital has established a new business unit called Telefónica Dynamic Insights, which will work together with research company GfK.
The new unit will provide companies and public sector organisations with analysis based on anonymised information from its mobile networks.