Over-the-top players are increasingly being courted for partnerships and revenue-sharing opportunities by fixed and mobile operators, claims a new report from the Chief Marketing Officer Council
Two weeks after Facebook added free VoIP calling to the Canadian version of its Messenger application for Apple's iOS, the social networking giant is now extending the feature to iPhone users in the U.S.
AT&T's decision to open up FaceTime for no additional charge to subscribers with older Apple iOS devices on tiered data plans is a sidebar to the real news, which is that innovative over-the-top offers from brands for which consumers hold great affinity are going to quickly populate the mobile environment.
Microsoft is temporarily disabling People Hub integration with the latest version of its Skype application for Windows Phone 8 devices, citing device stability concerns.
There will be more than 1 billion users of over-the-top (OTT) mobile VoIP services by 2017, reflecting a dramatic shift in how voice traffic is carried over the next five years, according to a new report from Juniper Research.
In an era of scarce capital, the U.S. communications industry is making a remarkable investment in our country's infrastructure. In 2011, wireline, wireless and cable companies spent a total of $66 billion on their networks. But while all of that is encouraging, there is still room for improvement.
With the success of tablets, and at least modest cannibalization of PC sales, there has been a vigorous discussion about what the next era of "computing" will look like. I think we should be including, in this discussion, the "post-smartphone" era.
Over-the-top VoIP services like Skype are predicted to cost telcos $479 billion ( €370 billion ) by 2020, according to a new study from research firm Ovum, but the situation for operators may not be as dire as many think.
Skype will offer free Wi-Fi access to its users in UK and Ireland with the promise of removing the cumbersome authentication screens imposed by free Wi-Fi services located in High Street shops, cafes and pubs.
T-Mobile UK's decision to launch a mobile VoIP trial via its CleverConnect application is notable in how the company is attempting to position the service to attract more customers.