Technology & Convergence - In Brief

Technology & Convergence

In South Africa, Ster-Kinekor launches a new app for Windows phone: Continuing their long-term digital partnership, Ster-Kinekor Theatres and Prezence have announced the launch of a new Ster-Kinekor app for the Windows phone. It has a new user interface (UI) designed specifically for the operating system, designed in partnership with Nokia. In addition, this latest version of the app will complete the mobile ecosystem on which the app is available.  Full story here:

- OTT messaging volumes will nearly double in 2014, claimed Stephen Sale, Principal Analyst, Mobile Services and Next-Generation Services at Analysis Mason. Technological enablers and widespread adoption of mobile Internet access have lowered the barriers to entry in communication services markets. Over-the-top (OTT) messaging services, in particular, have proved popular and adoption levels soared in many countries in 2012 and 2013. This article  provides an outlook for the messaging market to 2018 and considers the implications for mobile operators.