Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: MobilityA report from Juniper Research says revenues generated from mobile roaming at more than US$80 billion by 2017, compared to US$46 billion this year. These revenues will largely be driven by increasing data usage, despite a reduction in roaming charges.
Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: RegulationFewer consumers are complaining to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) about global roaming charges but a higher proportion are disputing bills of $5,000 or more.
Written by: Stuart Corner | Published in: MobilityUK-based Globalgig has launched an international data roaming service - available initially only in the UK, US and Australia - for which users pay rates comparable to domestic data.
Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: MobilityThe Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has released its quarterly report on complaints about telcos (see separate story). This time the TIO has published some handy hints on how to avoid high global roaming charges.
Written by: Stuart Corner | Published in: MobilityWoolworths has expanded its range of mobile communications offerings with the launch of global roaming SIM card in partnership with Cubic Telecom, based in Ireland, that it says can cut the cost of roaming charges for voice, text and data by as much as 90 percent.
Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: MobilityMobile data roaming revenues will grow by 21% per year between 2012 and 2017, reaching over $35 billion in 2017, driven by an increasing number of active data roamers using data services while abroad.
Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: MobilityThe Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released for comment a draft International Mobile Roaming (IMR) standard that aims to improve consumer understanding of unexpected high charges incurred when using their mobile phones and other devices overseas.
Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: DealsThe Philippines’ Globe Telecom has signed a deal to offer LTE roaming in Hong Kong and Korea. It intends to expand the service to Australia and other countries.