November has passed and we couldn’t miss sharing with you an update on the latest mobile world news this month.
As the end of year approaches and companies are taking on plans for the new year, we see how Mobile Operators are making efforts to improve competitively by changing their strategy. As an example, Globe and PLDT (Philippines) are reducing their price in voice calls so they they can reach more customer base.
In the same way, we observe that there has been a positive wave of innovation towards a cashless society. In India, Airtel Bank opens its doors in Rajasthan aiming to reach to the lower base of the consumer pyramid. Similar initiatives are running around and it is worth paying attention.
Cisco launching its cloud service for smart cities validate the Mobile Industry transformation as more and more players come into the OTT Picture.
Want to learn more about what’s happening in the Industry? I invite you to read our November highlighted news:
- Telecom Asia: Myanmar’s hyper growth era has ended: Telenor
- Tech Crunch: AT&T unveils its TV streaming service DirecTV Now, which will launch on Nov. 30
- Tech in Asia: Asia’s mobile and broadband internet speeds, in one infographic
- Mobile World Live: Rising capex pressures Asian operator margins
- Let’s Talk Payments: HCE Service Launches EU PSD2-Compliant Mobile Payments Solution
- Telecom Asia: LANDBANK introduces mobile lending for medicines
- Tech Crunch: Samsung Pay adds Rewards, offering points for every transaction
- Tech Crunch: Uber rival Grab hits the gas on its digital payments platform in Southeast Asia
- Venture Beat: Facebook, fake news, and democracy: ‘I see a somewhat darker side of the internet emerging’
- Venture Beat: Amazon Music Unlimited launches in Europe to take on Spotify
- Inc: 5 Ways to Get Southeast Asians to Download Your App
- Tech Crunch: Google can now tell you how busy a place is before you arrive
Internet Of Things
- Venture Beat: Facebook launches analytics dashboard to track Messenger bot performance
- Tech Crunch: Siri can now send money via PayPal
- TechinAsia: Bye bye, Skype! WhatsApp launches video calling for a billion users
- The Next Web: Netflix might get offline playback after all (but maybe not in the US)
- PocketGamerz: How to get your game published in Southeast Asia
- Venture Beat: Facebook brings ‘instant’ HTML5 games like Pac-Man to your News Feed and MessengerSuper Data Research
- The Next Web: Steam wants to stamp out misleading game artwork in its store
- Polygon: A week with Google’s Daydream, why Facebook should be nervous