The Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) business model has experienced a resurgence during the last 18 months with Mind Commerce witnessing hotspot activity in certain countries including Austria, China, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Oman,Papua New Guinea, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Our experience with MVNOs has proven that they need more than just a good business plan. MVNOs today need a differentiating business strategy to complement rather than be adversarial to incumbent MNOs in light of the new competitive paradigm of alternative service providers and OTT application providers. In addition, MVNOs [...]
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and communications technology company Stream Technologies are collaborating on research to develop a self-powering sensor interface for low power radio devices, such as environmental and power sensors, eliminating the need to charge batteries.
Glasgow-based company Stream Technologies specialises in software management for pre-designed connectivity networks but sees a new business opportunity for a Radio-Frequency Identification (RF) energy harvesting solution for implementation in low power wireless sensors.
The ability to harvest RF energy enables wireless charging of low-power devices and has resulting benefits for product design, [...]
Brazil’s communication ministry has previously forecast that M2M terminals and devices will increase to 23.3 million before the end of 2016, about 33% growth from 17.5 million terminals at present. This was made following the confirmation of the tax cuts on installation and operation inspection fees for M2M terminals in Brazil. The regulation aimed to bring down operating costs for most Brazilian telecommunication operators. Following the approval of the tax cut, the Brazilian Government has also encouraged both local and international companies to invest in the country’s growing M2M communications industry. A more recent report from Brazil’s communications ministry [...]
No doubt that Brazil will become the next big contender for ICT development. Having the fifth largest population in the world and its increasing demand for mobile data as well as continuing efforts to upgrade telecommunication systems, while transitioning to LTE networks, anything is possible for Brazil. However, according to Angelica Mari of ZDNet, Brazil’s adoption of m-government (m-Gov) still in infancy stage.
According to a recent study conducted by Center of Studies on Information and Communication Technologies (Cetic.br), most Brazilian government agencies do not provide m-government services to its citizens. The survey was completed covering 572 public [...]