Mobile VAS

Sirius to buy online music service Pandora for $3.5 billion

Satellite radio company Sirius XM Holdings will buy online music service Pandora Media in a $3.5 billion all-stock deal, Reuters reported.  The acquisition will...
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Jio 4G inks mobile content deal to offer cricket match with Star

Reliance Jio announced a 5-year deal with Star India to offer televised India-cricket matches to users of JioTV and Hotstar in India. The mobile VAS deal signed...
Verizon 5G test

Verizon’s media and advertising business head Tim Armstrong may resign

Verizon Communications’ head of media and advertising business, Tim Armstrong, is likely to resign from the US wireless carrier, the Wall Street Journal reported...
Airtel Payments Bank innovation

Airtel Payment Bank customers can use ATMs for cash withdrawals

Airtel Payment Bank announced that its customers can use their mobile phones to make card-less cash withdrawals at over 100,000 ATMs across India. Airtel Payments...
Airtel data usage growth

Airtel content deals drive data usage and churn reduction

The strategy of Bharti Airtel is to sign content deals with entertainment companies such as ZEE, Star and Sony in order to boost its...
Airtel annual report 2017-18

Airtel signs new content deal with Netflix, offering free subscription

Airtel announced a new content deal with Netflix to boost its subscriber base across the country. According to the latest content partnership with Netflix, subscribers...
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Airtel signs OTT video content deal with media company ZEE

Indian telecom operator Bharti Airtel announced its OTT video content agreement with media company ZEE Entertainment Enterprises. The strategy of Airtel is to enhance ARPU...
Sprint new plans to reduce churn

Mobile operators use content to cut subscriber churn

Bundling premium subscription content in to wireless data plans is becoming a popular strategy for mobile service providers to cut churn. Content bundling has the...
Telefonica

Telefonica pays $1.15 bn for Spanish football video rights

Telefonica has made a payment of 980 million euros or $1.15 billion per season for packages of television rights to screen Spanish football matches...
Vodafone RED postpaid plan

Vodafone to give free Amazon Prime to RED post-paid customers

India’s second largest telecom operator Vodafone said it will offer free Amazon Prime -- worth Rs 999 – subscription to all Vodafone RED post-paid...
Airtel TV app

Airtel TV extends free subscription till December, achieves 50 mn users

Airtel TV, a video streaming and LIVE TV app from Bharti Airtel, has crossed the 50 million users mark on Android platform. Airtel TV app...
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Singtel app to drive revenue and optimize Capex with Analysys Mason

DataSpark, Singtel’s data analytics subsidiary, in association with consulting firm Analysys Mason is developing a network planning application to assist global mobile operators to...
Airtel Payments Bank CEO Anubrata Biswas

Airtel Payments Bank names Anubrata Biswas as CEO

Airtel Payments Bank announced the appointment of ICICI Bank veteran Anubrata Biswas as its managing director and CEO -- responsible for expanding digital banking services. Prior...
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Revenues from RCS messaging to jump to $9 billion

Revenues from RCS (Rich Communication Services) messaging, supported by Google, will cross $9 billion by 2022 from an estimated $126 million in 2018. Juniper Research...
KDDI, NTT DOCOMO and SoftBank

Operators in Japan launch messaging platform RCS

GSMA announced that KDDI, NTT DOCOMO and SoftBank, three mobile operators in Japan, have launched Rich Communications Services (RCS). The + message service -- based...
Safaricom in Kenya

Safaricom pilots messaging app linked to mobile money

Safaricom, a telecom operator in Kenya, is piloting a social messaging app that will link to its mobile money platform in an attempt to...

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