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MWC 2014 Daily Round-up: Day Two

Zuckerberg outlines vision of what Internet-access-for-all means for Facebook and the mobile industry Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his MWC 2014 fireside chat with author David Kirkpatrick on Monday evening to provide an update on the progress of the Internet.org initiative and to promote the opportunities it offers to mobile operators. He also outlined how… Read more

Paul Lambert

MWC 2014: OTTs to take centre stage at conference on Day 1

Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp last week was exquisitely timed, taking place just a few days before the start of Mobile World Congress. The GSM Association has landed an unexpected windfall for its conference program, having already scheduled WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to speak on the first day, Monday 24 February,… Read more

Pamela Clark-Dickson

Telcos: Want to fight OTT? Learn from SNCF’s Olympian bet

All aboard! France’s SNCF wants your cheeks on a seat – but not necessarily on a train. With Olympics trade in mind, the French rail giant just launched a Paris-to-London coach service. Branded idBus, the service claims a four-star experience at a two-star price. An odd move for a global leader in rail transport? It’s actually… Read more

Camille Mendler