Author Archives: Richard Leyland

After Apple Pay, where next for MNOs?

What is the place of Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in the mobile payment space? It’s a question that’s been asked over many years, as challengers have emerged from Silicon Valley, disrupting the operator’s traditional revenue streams, and competing to develop … Continue reading

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INFOGRAPHIC: Bill shock? More like bill s t r e t c h

There have been several news stories in the last few years contributing to the fear that the rise of smartphones, the shift to in-app payment for virtual goods and the introduction of frictionless, one-click payment all combine to produce massive … Continue reading

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Beware of BOB!

DOB (or Direct Carrier Billing — DCB — as it is sometimes called) is the state of the art, allowing smartphone users to charge the cost of a digital purchase to their phone bill, in one-click. It’s achieved through a … Continue reading

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Talking about conversion rates

We’ve been reading some fascinating numbers released by Jumio Inc and reported in Mobile Payments Today. Some of my own highlights (or perhaps lowlights) are: More than two-thirds (68%) of smartphone/tablet owners have attempted to make a purchase on their device, but two-thirds … Continue reading

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Opportunity knocks for mobile operators

As the app economy continues its explosive growth, the world’s mobile network operators (MNOs) are fighting tenaciously to secure revenue from the mobile commerce flowing across their networks. As this battle between the MNOs and over the top services develops, … Continue reading

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The View from CTIA Las Vegas

As ever, it was the conversations between the presentations, the quick exchange in the coffee stand queue, which gave us the mood of the industry. It’s clear that the Latin American (LatAm) market opportunity is a focus amongst the industry’s … Continue reading

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It’s a Wi-Fi World

We’ve written in the past about the challenges of being a mobile network operator (MNO) in today’s highly connected mobile world. Here are some very simple statistics that demonstrate one of the problems that today’s MNOs grapple with, and an … Continue reading

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