The End of EU Roaming Charges

  Celebrate, but understand the fine print. From today mobile operators across Europe will be barred by EU regulations from imposing roaming charges when their customers use their phones while travelling within the EU.  This is undoubtedly good news for all users of mobile services within the EU.  Businesses, in particular, will benefit because in…

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Huge mobile phone bills while travelling in the EU will soon be a thing of the past. End of EU roaming charges   Four years after the EU’s proposal for a single telecoms market, roaming surcharges on calls, texts and data usage for your mobile phone will come to end on 15 June 2017. And…

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Mobile data traffic is exploding.  In 2014 for the first time smartphone and wireless internet traffic exceeded fixed internet traffic and by 2020 it will account for two thirds of total global IP traffic.  According to Cisco the average monthly data usage in the U.S. was 2.3 GB in 2016. They predict that by 2019 this will…

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Could compression technology help to reduce the amount of mobile data your organization uses each month?  Many of us are familiar with the concept of compression from the days of creating zip files to reduce the size of document and presentations that we were sharing.  In those days the purpose of compression was to deal…

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Most businesses today enter into multi-year mobile service contracts with their service providers.  This means of course that they have to wait until contract renewal time to access the most up-to-date tariffs and plans.  In a world of multi-year contracts getting it right at contract renewal time is critical.   So, if you or your team…

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Talk is cheap but data isn’t!

We live in a world of ever improving technology.  Every day it becomes easier for people to stay connected with the content and people they love.  Some of these technology changes are highly visible:  the high profile launch of the latest smartphone or tablet for example.  Others take place in the background and only feel dramatic…

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No, no, don’t panic—we’re not raising the zombie apocalypse alarm.  We are, however, raising a zombie device alarm! One of the most obvious ways organizations overspend on mobile services is by paying for unused connections.  Sounds silly, right?  But you’ll be surprised to hear that our analysis of over 1 million enterprise mobile bills revealed that…

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Today we’ve released a new whitepaper on managing mobile data use in the enterprise. Enterprise mobile data consumption is growing at close to 100% annually. Some analysts are predicting that by the end of the decade it will have increased tenfold. Our Enterprise Mobility Control whitepaper explains why this is happening and what organizations need…

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The growing importance of digital technologies led EU policy makers to recognise the need to foster a single market in digital goods and services. One aspect of this was the recognition that mobile roaming charges were a significant barrier to the growth of European digital industry.  The European Union started to tackle the issue of roaming rates around 2007…

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