Operators are well aware of the threat that OTT presents, although some of their views--for example, that subscribers only use OTT apps because they are cheap--may be slightly off kilter. Nevertheless, if operators are still in any doubt about the severity of the threat, two reports this week provided some stark figures to illustrate how big a threat OTT is set to become.
WhatsApp is introducing its first-ever dedicated instant messaging button via Nokia's new social-themed Asha 210 handset.
NEW YORK--WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum said users of its messaging app across all mobile platforms now transmit roughly 20 billion messages daily (inclduing 8 billion inbound and 12 billion outbound).
First Facebook , then Google : WhatsApp seems to be the developer that's generating takeover rumors the way its users generate text messages.
WhatsApp has refuted reports it is in talks to sell its over-the-top messaging platform to Google .
Google is close to an agreement to acquire fast-growing over-the-top messaging application WhatsApp, insiders tell Digital Trends.
Deutsche Telekom announced the availability of the Joyn platform to all its iPhone users, giving them access to the operator-supported messaging platform along with Android customers, who already had access to the service via a downloadable app.
Cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp will revamp its application for Apple's iOS, rolling out annual subscription pricing in line with its monetization model for other mobile operating systems.
Many in the industry are discussing how best to monetise over-the-top services to the satisfaction of the providers and mobile operators. While both sides recognise the importance of each other, a...
BARCELONA, Spain--The CEOs of two of the world's largest mobile operators explained how they have been responding to the threat of over-the-top service providers like Skype, WhatsApp and others. They also bemoaned regulatory rules they said have hindered their ability to quickly respond to market changes and build lasting business models.