There's no such thing as a free lunch, so the old adage goes -- but is there such a thing as free Wi-Fi? Wi-Fi sharing company Fon thinks it has the answer, as does Google-backed start-up Meraki.
As Britney Spears can testify, some things can be brought down all too easily by their own popularity -- as Vodafone's not-so-merry Christmas shows.
Tis the season to be jolly, to give, to receive, to have a sherry or two and fall asleep in front of the telly. And, if you're a mobile network operator, it's definitely the season to share.
Previously, much of the business model for the in-flight connectivity market has remained up in the air -- but that could all be about to change thanks to RIM and pals.
If you hang around mobile rumour sites then you may have heard the latest Chinese whisper doing the rounds -- Sony is making a PSP mobile phone all of its own.
Friends, industry watchers, readers; I come not to bag Telstra, but to praise it. The evil that telcos do often lives on after their Investors Days, while the good is often lost during interminable speeches.
You wait for some hot news on smartphone software -- well, I do -- and then several bits come along at once. This week has seen some seriously fascinating movements in the field -- but what does it all mean for your mobile?
With the CEO of US mobile operator and WiMax cheerleader Sprint, Gary Forsee, now leaving his job, questions are being raised about whether confidence in WiMax can recover from such a body blow.
Most mobile services which are peddled as the "next big thing" have been around for donkey's years, while operators and handset manufacturers try to find a reason to convince consumers to actually pay for them. GPS looks to be going down the same road.
With the iPhone freshly launched in Europe, only now are we starting to get an idea of the true extent of Apple's power over the mobile operators.