Monday, December 22, 2014

Mobilink Pakistan Get Free Twitter Data

Yet another "sponsored-Data" application for 38M+ subscribers of the Pakistani MNO, Mobilink. 

This time it is Twitter. which according to Alexa's stats is rated as the 15th largest site in Pakistan.

This follows earlier agreements with Nimbuzz [here] and Viber [here], both OTT chat services.

The operators announced that "Mobilink has entered into a partnership with Twitter making Mobilink the first and only operator in Pakistan to have an agreement with Twitter which is one of the world’s largest social media service .The partnership will allow Mobilink customers to use the innovative portfolio of Twitter mobile services on feature and smart phones all for free. Mobilink users will not incur any data charges on Twitter usage through browsing on their phone or using twitter applications on their handsets.

Mobilink and Twitter have also launched a co-branded Twitter Pulse Homepage to help non-twitter users experience twitter trends and follow celebrities, communities and brands. To experience twitter pulse, open from your feature phone and use twitter pulse without a twitter accoun

See "Free Twitter Offer" - here.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Mobile Edge Computing Group Formed

The ETSI organization announced recently that "The first meeting of ETSI’s newly created Mobile-Edge Computing (MEC) Industry Specification Group (ISG) took place on 2-4 December 2014, hosted by Nokia Networks in Munich. 

The group has attracted 24 member and participant  organizations [here], including network operators, vendors, technology suppliers and Content Delivery Network (CDN) providers.

.. MEC is a natural development in the evolution of mobile base stations and the convergence of IT and telecommunications networking. Mobile-edge Computing will enable new vertical business segments and services for consumers and enterprise customers. Use cases include:
  • video analytics
  • location services
  • Internet-of-Things (IoT)
  • augmented reality
  • optimized local content distribution and
  • data caching

See "Executive Briefing – Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Initiative" - here and "Mobile-Edge Computing – Introductory Technical White Paper" - here

See "New ETSI Mobile-Edge Computing Industry Specification Group starts work" - here.