As we all understand, mobile data traffic has been growing at an unprecedented pace and is increasingly outstripping the network capacity. This rapid growth of data traffic from smartphones and tablets highlights the need to offload traffic to smaller cells.
My previous blog – Battle of the Tablets gave a brief introduction to the technical aspect of the 3 major tablets available in the market at present.
Yes folks - that's how fast it can get! I'm referring here to how many Starbucks customers have paid for their drinks with the Starbucks mobile bar code app since launch in January.
Back in the day, when I was a callow youth, I cut my telecoms teeth in updating a database which detailed the activities of mobile network operators on a regional, national and indeed local basis: at the time, there was a far greater prevalence of smaller players, often proudly holding half a dozen licences with a combined population coverage of six humans and sixty thousand cattle.
Well I guess in a similar way to many mobile commerce applications, using your mobile for ticketing is a clear use case.
Every so often, some brave soul will opine something along the lines of: app stores are finished; app stores are on the way out; there’s no future in app stores; app stores are sooo last season, daarlink.
In Juniper Research’s recent report on mobile music, we found an industry in a healthy state with cause for optimism.
StubHub is the world's largest ticket marketplace and is part of eBay.
There are plenty of indications to suggest that 2011 will be the Year of the Tablet.