LAS VEGAS--Messaging provider Pinger earns an average of roughly 64-65 cents per month from each of its users, primarily from advertising. Greg Woock, Pinger's co-founder and CEO, provided the figure during a discussion here at the CTIA Wireless 2013 trade show about the effect over-the-top messaging providers are having on wireless carriers' traditional voice and messaging businesses.
BARCELONA, Spain--Over-the-top texting apps and carriers often butt heads, as these apps can seriously cut into carrier revenues gained through texting plans. Despite this, OTT client Pinger has found a friend and investor in Deutsche Telekom and its CEO René Obermann.
BARCELONA, Spain--Wireless carriers here at the Mobile World Congress trade show are voicing deep concerns about how over-the-top (OTT) players are cutting into their core businesses, and how they