On 3 December 2012 the mobile industry marked the twentieth anniversary of what is widely regarded as the birth of SMS – the sending of a message from a PC to a mobile phone on the Vodafone network by engineer Neil Papworth. Two years after that milestone, Nokia released the first phone that allowed users [...]
Keeping track of multiple co-existing technologies is already a necessity, but the need for greater degree of abstraction and control will continue to grow. Smartphones are already capable of several levels of communication using voice call, text messaging and data traffic over the internet. With more and more services becoming available and competing technologies overlapping [...]
SMS messaging is the most widely used application worldwide for the 5.9 billion mobile subscribers around the world. SMS remains one of the main contributors to the mobile operator’s non-voice revenue stream. However, the mobile industry lost up to $58.4 billion last year due to revenue leakage, which accounted for over 6% of a mobile operator’s total revenues and could grow to 23% by 2016 if not addressed urgently. SMS spam and fraud remain one of the main contributors to this revenue leakage scenario.