Mobile Communications International August 2009
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It’s difficult to know how much value to attach to surveys like that showcased this week at the FT-Telefónica Millennial Summit in London (that’s FT for Financial Times). They always throw up interesting statistics and observations but I’m often unsure as to exactly what they mean.
Telefónica has partnered with Spanish banks La Caixa and Santander to deliver mobile payment services and a digital wallet. Users of the new service will be able to gather all their credit cards into the new digital wallet; they will also be able to send and receive funds via their mobile phone. Bank account details will not be necessary; all the sender needs is the recipient’s phone number.
Director, Rich Communication Services, Telefonica “OTT’s contribution to the industry is very positive”
Javier Arenzana Arias, director Rich Communication Services, Telefonica, Spain is speaking at the LTE Operator Mind Share, part of the LTE World Summit, taking place on the 24th June at the Amsterdam RAI, Netherlands. Ahead of the show we get an insight into how Telefonica is confident that RCS services will enable the industry to confidently compete with OTT services.
Russian operator MegaFon has become the latest carrier to join Teleónica’s partnership programme, which aims to pool resource, know-how and purchasing power across an international roster of telcos.