The mobile phone industry association GSMA has launched the Mobile IoT Initiative backed by a number of mobile operators, OEMs, chipset, module and infrastructure companies.
Sponsored data programs are funding mobile data use in emerging markets, including BYOD programs at companies in those regions, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.
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Mobile operators are planning to shift more than 20 percent of their mobile traffic from the macro network onto small cells by 2018, according to a survey by Infonetics Research.
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Mobile user frustration over high mobile roaming charges, the bane of business travelers and their firms, has just been eased a bit in Europe.