Internet companies are connecting the next billion people. Logically they start in countries with fewer or no mobile data connections. Wikipedia launched Zero, Facebook started internet.org. Their main goal: knowledge and convincing people the internet adds value to life.
People starting to own and use mobile data plans, will utilise sms and voice services more over time, Mark Zuckerberg told delegates from operators and Wired journalist Jessi Hempel. “Free mobile internet drives the use of sms and voice.”
The Gemalto hack has made telecom operators worldwide to think more about security in the mobile atmosphere. Although without a chance to prevent theft by the NSA and GCHQ, the hack shows technology security can fail, even with SIM cards.
France is a large and complex country for mobile messaging. There are some regulations to deliver mobile messages like SMS for marketing purposes.
A lot has been said about continental Africa. It’s the ‘Dark Continent’, it’s a country or it has no history. The last one specifically not true as science has proven human beings sprouted in Africa.
Push notifications are cheaper, but SMS reaches pretty much every type of handset. Push messaging requires Internet, but text messages are more static.
‘What happened in 2014?’ Fred Wilson, a venture capitalist who was an early investor in Twitter, Tumblr and Foursquare, asks himself this question and comes to 10 remarkable insights.
CM is aware of the publications of The Washington Post on vulnerabilities in SS7. These are our finding on this topic.
It was by far the mobile messaging news of 2014: Facebook sets to pay a staggering 22 billion dollars for WhatsApp. The event once more confirmed mobile messaging is a multi billion-dollar business. How was 2014 for mobile messaging overall?