2020 vision: The Decade Ahead
Issue #163 February 2010
Mobile Communications International December 2009
Exclusive interviews with:
Lee Williams, executive director of the Symbian Foundation
Mike Fairman, CEO of crowd sourcing MVNO Giffgaff
Plus the following features: Application Stores, Africa, Android, Network Sharing
Mobile Communications International
Issue 161 October 2009
The increased availablility of GPS in handsets is driving the growth in location services
Dr Hamadoun I.Toure – The Secretary General of the ITU shares his views on the industry
Mobile marketing special – Three of the world’s top brands talk about their mobile strategies
40 leaders who are shaping the industry
Issue 160 August 2009
Top 40 to watch in mobile: MCI presents its list of 40 key industry executives to watch in the mobile sector. Restricting our list to just 40 wasn’t an easy task but we think it gives a good idea of who holds the reins in the mobile communications industry. And it’s not always the CEOs…
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Adverts hidden within applications could be about to leap out at you
Issue 159 June 2009
HSPA: All the speed you need with no forklift required.
Mobile Advertising: Mike Hibberd looks at in-application adevrtising.
Simon Buckingham: The content entrepreneur talks location.
Issue 158 April 2009
WiMAX – It’s crunch time for the flagship WiMAX carriers, in particular US firm Clearwire.
Chris Bannister: The CEO of Polish operator Play talks to MCI about breaking into a saturated market.
Boris Nemsic: As he moves to Russian carrier Vimpelcom, Boris Nemsic reflects on 13 years at Telekom Austria.
Issue 157 February 2009
How the mobile industry will be affected by the economic downturn
Mobile payments: Transformational banking is creating opportunities for carriers in emerging markets.
Company profile: Can US carrier and mobile WiMAX standard bearer Sprint Nextel weather the blows?
Issue 156 December 2008
The top 100 most valuable mobile operator brands
Mobile branding: Brand is currency with which operators trade with end users. As networks and services become increasingly difficult to distinguish between, carriers look to brand strategies to gain attention and customers.
The top 100 brands: An exhaustive ranking of brand values in the global mobile operator sector.
Machine to machine communications has moved beyond the hype
Issue 155 November 2008
Mobile VoIP: Will the carriers lose their voice?
Barry West: The Xhom chief talks to MCI about the WiMAX future.
Carriers are banking on femtocells to help win the indoor battle
Issue 153 September 2008
Mobile advertising: Operators are looking to define their role in a complex value chain.
David Wood: Symbian’s head of research talks to MCI about the move to open source.
How the mobile industry interacts with the environment
Issue 152 Summer 2008
The Climate Group: Just how green is the ICT sector?
Interview: Chris Burgess, head of CR at Vodafone, talks to MCI.
Ten ways for operators to cut costs
Issue 151 June 2008
Handsets: The arrival of the iPhone has been the catalyst for renewed terminal design everywhere.
India: The fastest growing mobile market in the world.
Emerging markets operators are pressing ahead on new frontiers
Issue 150 May 2008
Enterprise Services: Operators are looking for new ways to differentiate themselves.
America Movil: From emerging market specialist to continental powerhouse.
It’s what’s outside that counts
Issue 149 April 2008
Backhaul: The capacity crunch for mobile operators is in the backhaul element of the network. What’s being done?
Mika Vehviläinen: The COO of Nokia Siemens Networks talks to MCI about the workings of large scale mergers.
Allow me, Sir
Issue 148 March 2008
Fraud and security: How much are you losing?
Zain: The Kuwaiti operator is looking to book itself a place in the top ten
When 4G rolls around, which team will emerge triumphant?
Issue 147 February 2008
Steve Pusey: The Group CTO of Vodafone talks exclusively to MCI
Customer ownership: Can operators and vendors meet in the middle to share the spoils of customer spend?
AS 2008 BEGINS, MCI LOOKS BACK AT 2007 AND FORWARD
TO THE YEAR AHEAD
Issue 146 December 07/January 08
The key developments of 2007:
50% global penetration
Mobile payments could change the way the world spends money
Issue 145 November 2007
Location Based Services: Nokia’s acquistion of Navteq caused a stir in the LBS world. But success stories remain elusive
Vitalis Olunga: The head of GSM Africa speaks to MCI ahead of the AfricaCom event
The handset market looks like a one horse race. But things are getting interesting in the chasing pack.
Issue 144 October 2007
As seen on TV: Mobile TV is coming, but question marks remain
Microsoft & Google: The software giants are gaining ground in the mobile space