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Juniper-Insight-colour.pngPublished every fortnight, ‘Juniper Research Insights’ provide impact analysis on breaking and disruptive industry news. This includes notable product launches, industry event takeaways, unpredicted company results or specific services disrupting traditional digital ecosystems. 


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Fintech Insights - Apple Announces Tap to Pay for Merchants

Fintech Insights - Apple Announces Tap to Pay for Merchants

February 2022
In early February, Apple announced that it was introducing Tap to Pay on iPhone. This will enable millions of US-based merchants to use their iPhones to accept Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards, and other digital wallets. This is achieved through a simple tap to their iPhone, with no additional hardware or payment terminal needed. Apple confirmed that Tap to Pay on iPhone will be available for payment platforms and app developers to integrate into their iOS apps and offer as an acceptance option to their business customers.
Telco Insights - Vodafone UK will Retire its 3G Network in 2023

Telco Insights - Vodafone UK will Retire its 3G Network in 2023

January 2022
Vodafone UK has announced that it will begin to retire its legacy 3G network in 2023, in order to improve 4G and 5G services through the repurposing of spectrum. With less than 4% of data on Vodafone’s network being transmitted by 3G, the operator has announced that it will begin its network modernisation programme in 2023. This programme will phase out 3G coverage; resulting in enhanced 4G and 5G services being deployed across the UK.
 
Tech Insights - Transport Scotland Unveils Blueprint for Future Transport Investment

Tech Insights - Transport Scotland Unveils Blueprint for Future Transport Investment

January 2022
Transport Scotland, the national transport agency of the Scottish Government, has published draft results of its second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2); the first review having been published in 2008. This review is intended to inform transport investment in Scotland over the next 20 years by providing evidence-based recommendations on which government ministers can base transport investment decisions.
 
Fintech Insights - Spend Management Vendor Moss Raises €75 Million ($86 Million)

Fintech Insights - Spend Management Vendor Moss Raises €75 Million ($86 Million)

January 2022
In January 2022, spend management platform Moss announced that it had closed a successful Series B funding round of €75 million ($86 million). The funding round included Tiger Global and A-Star, just six months after the last financing round with Peter Thiel's VC Valar Ventures, among others. The company has a valuation of over €500 million ($573 million) and total capital of €130 million ($149 million).
 
Telco Insights - Vodafone Qatar and Microsoft Extend Partnerships to Boost Cellular IoT Capabilities

Telco Insights - Vodafone Qatar and Microsoft Extend Partnerships to Boost Cellular IoT Capabilities

January 2022
Vodafone Qatar and Microsoft have announced an extension to their partnership to broaden Vodafone Qatar’s IoT portfolio. Vodafone is currently using Microsoft’s Azure platform to host and deliver its own IoT solutions. This builds upon Vodafone’s announcement that it will invest over $5 billion into cellular IoT services and edge computing services. It announced that its IoT platform has over 10,000 enterprise customers.
 
Fintech Insights - PayPal Confirms It Is Exploring Stablecoin Options

Fintech Insights - PayPal Confirms It Is Exploring Stablecoin Options

January 2022
In early January 2022, PayPal confirmed reports from Bloomberg that it was exploring the launch of its own stablecoin, as part of its broader cryptocurrency push. This followed evidence of the move being discovered within the company’s iPhone app, with the potential stablecoin being called PayPal Coin.
 
Tech Insights - Sonos Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Google for Smart Speaker Control

Tech Insights - Sonos Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Google for Smart Speaker Control

January 2022
The US International Trade Commission has issued a finding that Google imported, or sold after importation, devices that were in violation of several Sonos’ patents relating to smart speaker device control. This has led to the ban of several Google Home devices and Pixel smartphones to the United States. In response, Google issued notices of changes to its smart speaker interfaces, most notably that speakers had to have their volumes changed individually.
 
Telco Insights - Vodafone Partners with Ericsson to Launch New 5G Innovation Lab

Telco Insights - Vodafone Partners with Ericsson to Launch New 5G Innovation Lab

December 2021
Vodafone has partnered with Ericsson to launch a new 5G lab in Spain, which aims to support the growth of 5G applications and use cases within the region.

 
Fintech Insights - Australia Proposes New Laws To Regulate Crypto and BNPL

Fintech Insights - Australia Proposes New Laws To Regulate Crypto and BNPL

December 2021
This week, Australia announced that it will create a licensing framework for cryptocurrency exchanges and consider launching a retail central bank digital currency as part of the biggest overhaul of its A$650 billion-a-day ($463 billion) payments industry in a quarter of a century.
 
Tech Insights - GM Strikes Deal With MP Materials to Secure Rare Earth Metal Deposits in the US

Tech Insights - GM Strikes Deal With MP Materials to Secure Rare Earth Metal Deposits in the US

December 2021
GM recently announced a partnership with MP Materials; a mining operator based in Las Vegas, to secure a long-term supply of rare earth materials, alloys, and finished magnets. These materials will be used in the production of EVs (electric vehicles) and support the company’s pledge to exclusively produce zero-emissions vehicles by 2035.

 
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