Tag: WhatsApp

Topic: Social Media Author: Peggy Anne Salz

Make Way For Mobile-Only, Messaging Based Social Networks

Snapchat, Whisper, Secret, YikYak, Truth, Confide and 20 Day Stranger: These anonymous mobile-only, messaging-based social networks cannot be ignored. But how should marketers use them to connect with customers on mobile, and what are the 'new rules of engagement'?

Topic: Mobile Enterprise Author: Peggy Anne Salz

Chetan Sharma Mobile Breakfast Series Comes To London Friday

Chetan Sharma Mobile breakfast series Following a chain of successful events in the U.S., the Mobile Breakfast Series touches down in London for the first time Friday (June 29). The event — aptly titled Operators and OTT, (over the top) and organized by mobile analyst and authority Chetan Sharma­— explores how mobile operators can remain relevant in an industry where the spread of affordable bundles, …

Topic: Media Author: Peggy Anne Salz

Social Messaging Apps Cost Mobile Operators SMS Revenues

conversationIn episode #9 of M-Pulse I examine a recent report from analysis firm Ovum that claims social messaging applications cost mobile network operators US$13.9 billion in lost SMS revenue last year.

Ovum expects the decline (nearly 6 percent of total messaging revenue in 2010 and 9 percent in 2011) to continue as the popularity of messaging apps continues to grow. Ovum warns operators to rework their legacy services if they want to secure their future position in the messaging market.

How can mobile operators hold their ground? Neha Dharia, consumer analyst at Ovum and author of the report tells us collaboration, not competition is the way to succeed.