We’ve arrived at the most important month of the year for the telco industry, as Mobile World Congress will be kicking off in a few weeks. Prior to the abundance of stories that will pop up during the event, let’s take a look back at what happened in January.
Notably, Grab is expanding heavily into payments which signals the need for accessible, alternative payment methods (including carrier billing) in Asia. Telcos should also keep an eye on the performance of the reversed unlimited data offering of Google and its impact on their own service portfolio.
We also recommend you to check out our global carrier billing market report for 2017, profiling performance of the payment method across 100+ countries.
For more insights on the digital ecosystem, check out other stories below.
- Telecoms: Google puts its own spin on unlimited data plan
- Mobile World Live: App Store rings in new year with record sales
- Business Insider: European fintechs are in for a lucky break
- PYMNTS: Payments 2018: Think This — Not That
- Vanillaplus: Who needs a bank account when you’ve got Direct Carrier Billing?
- TechGig: Uber rival Grab acquires Indian startup to bulk up its mobile payment platform
- Medianama: Softbank acquires 15% stake in Uber, early investors make billions
- Payments Journal: The Secret to Avast’s Capturing 85M Users and Becoming a Market Leader in LATAM
- Broadband TV News: SVOD subscribers reach 1.8 million in South-East Asia
- Variety: Netflix Blasts Past Q4 Subscriber-Growth Expectations, Shares Soar to All-Time High
- Business Insider: $10 billion Dropbox has filed the paperwork for an IPO
- TechCrunch: Telegram plans multi-billion dollar ICO for chat cryptocurrency
- Mobile World Live: Kakao plots M&A after $1B funding round
- Superdata Research: Worldwide digital games market: December 2017