LIRNEasia is a regional ICT policy and regulation think tank active across the Asia Pacific

Tag Archives: mobile operators

Big data for social good

The first post on big data on this website was in September 2011. By 2012, we were working on the topic with mobile network big data in hand. Six years ago, we were alone in the field. The meetings we had in multiple countries with multiple operators did not yield the additional data we desired. […]

Mobile companies owned by despots and their progeny (and other relatives)

Something we rarely talk about in discussions of the great public policy success of our time, the mobile explosion, is how various kleptocrats rode the mobile boom. Libya’s Qaddafi’s present problems serve to bring this skeleton out of the closet: But never underestimate the human capacity for delusion. Here’s a despot who’s managed at various […]

Price war ends receiving party pays in Sri Lanka

In a fullpage advertisement that will be published in the Sunday papers on October 5th, Tigo, Sri Lanka’s “third” mobile operator (not that we place that much stock in market share calculations based on numbers of active SIMs), will effectively end the unloved receiving-party-pays regime in Sri Lanka. Its tariff scheme is about the simplest […]

Paraguay blocks stolen mobile phones

Paraguayan mobile operators must implement by January 15, 2008 platforms that automatically detect and block the use of SIM cards from stolen mobile phones, Víctor Martínez, head of the technical department of telecoms regulator Conatel, told BNamericas.  Besides, by January 1, all mobile operators should start exchanging their lists of stolen devices, the official said.  […]

Competition in mobile video could threaten mobile operators

Just like the late 1990s when 3G was deployed, billions are being spent to deploy systems capable of delivering video to mobile devices.   In-Stat, however, reports that “mobile” doesn’t necessarily mean the same thing as “cellular.”   New technologies and business models are now under development that may threaten mobile operators’ ability to profit from […]

Operators can annually make extra US$4.9bn from SMS money transfer

Anam Mobile, a premium SMS service provider, says that global mobile operators are losing out on as much as €3.6 (US$4.9) billion of revenue per year through lost opportunities to create value-added SMS messages.   The €3.6 (US$4.9) billion figure is based on an assumed total of 2,400 billion text messages being sent over 2007 […]

Global wireless ARPUs drops 6.4% | Mar 05, 2007 A new report has revealed that monthly ARPU is declining globally, but the gap between operators with the world’s highest and lowest monthly ARPU remains huge. The research study from analyst firm TeleGeography showed that based on a data set of more than 130 mobile operators, ARPU fell by an […]

Mobile as a payment mechanism

Inside the LIRNE.NET community, we have for some time been discussing a program of research centered on what we all mobile multiple play, a convergence of services around the transactional capabilities of the mobile phone and its unparallelled connectivity.   Our friend and colleague Abu Saeed Khan is reporting on a major development on these lines […]


Research Mailing List

Enter your email for research updates:


Flickr Photos