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There are half a billion more people online now than at this time last year, resulting in a total of 3 billion active internet users, according to We Are Social’s new Digital, Social and Mobile in 2015 report. The report also states that half of the world is now using a mobile phone, with 185 million new unique users in...

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It used to be that mobile operators controlled virtually everything that happened on their networks. Voice calls, SMS, simple data transactions like a web URL call: that sort of thing. Record-keeping was simple; the operator was in charge of everything. Even data services that consumers consumed were usually operator-provided, or came from vendors who had tight...

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2015 started off busier than ever for the Opera TV team, with jam-packed days at the 2015 edition of CES in Las Vegas. A number of announcements were made in the run up to the show, including PLEX, the personal media organizer now available on the Opera TV Store, Airties to deliver a HTML5 based OTT video...

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2014 was the year when OTT and “catch-up TV” became a reality, where more connected devices were shipped than ever before and consumers actively embraced the changing landscape by demonstrating their new consumption habits. Aneesh Rajaram, SVP TV & Devices here at Opera, shares his top predictions for what to watch in the Connected TV space this year.   1. 2016, not 2015,...

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People around the world have gotten used to two models for downloading and using apps since the first mobile app store came online in 2007. There are paid apps, and there are free apps. (There’s also a hybrid of the two, of course, which feature in-app paid upgrades from within an initially free app). Opera and its...

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We were asked to contribute our thoughts on what’s likely to happen in 2015 by Developing Telecoms online, and we responded with relish. Opera’s own Jay Hinman – the person blogging his own story here – responded with the following thoughts on mobile revenues in the developing world, published this week, which we thought we’d...

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There’s a theorem called the Shannon-Hartlaw theorem, sometimes known as Shannon’s Law, that helps to explain the data-constrained world we live in today. See, when an operator builds a shiny new 3G or 4G network, there’s only so much utility they can get out of it before the bandwidth within it becomes constrained, and introduces a...

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