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Who’s Who in B2B Offerings – Carriers, Device Vendors, Others IBM & Apple The IBM and Apple partnership announced in 2014 provides business applications to a variety of verticals including transportation (airlines), retail, and financial services.  The partnership has unveiled 14 applications with the promise to increase that number to 100 applications by the end …

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At Compass Intelligence, one of the areas we’ve focused on in the last few years is around detailed tracking of the mobile carriers key subscriber metrics. Listening to earnings calls, combing through quarterly/annual reports and keeping close accounts of speeches to Wall Street are a few of the ways we gather this imperative competitive intelligence. …

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  Source: T-Mobile This afternoon, T-Mobile launched a number of “Un-carrier” announcements specific to businesses of all sizes and to further their “Un-carrier” strategy. Below is a short and sweet summary of it all: Un-carrier 9.0 March 18th Announcements, a few notes: T-Mobile is now at 55M customers, up from 33M 2 years ago Touted almost …

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This was the first year I have ever attended the “BIG SHOW.”  I felt I needed to attend as the past 2 years I have had numerous requests to meet with executives at this conference, and knew this would give me a chance to have some great meetings and learn from the best. Kate Pearce, …

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Oh, the dichotomy of Mobile World Congress. It is held in a city so proud of its ancient history while the mobile industry has only been around commercially since the 1980s; it’s just a baby in comparison. Barcelona is a town of rich architecture and design. The mobile industry has a fragmented architecture and ever-changing …

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Access Full Analysis on Net Neutrality On February 26, 2015, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) delivered its ruling on the Net Neutrality issue classifying Internet as a “telecommunications service” as opposed to being an “information service.”  In doing so, the ruling subjects broadband Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to a similar regulatory oversight exercised by …

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The continuing growth in the number of smartphone and tablet users has spurred the need for effective and efficient management of mobile devices, applications, and content specifically within the small, medium, and large enterprise markets.  Compass Intelligence estimates that there were 231.4 million overall smartphone users at the end of 2014.  Compass Intelligence further estimates …

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There has been a lot of discussion about and around Big Data and Analytics. Big Data is a really “big” issue or opportunity (depending on each one’s perception or position in the value chain) across the industry. There is a lot of talk- interesting talk- around how to leverage Big Data across businesses and transforming …

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There is no denying the impact that Google has in the consumer-focused mobile industry. Just in terms of number of devices in use, Google’s Android operating system dominates the smartphone market.  With roughly an 80% global market share, Android’s consumer footprint is undeniable.   In the US market, Compass Intelligence estimates that Android is roughly 48% …

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The cat is out of the bag!!! Municipalities have figured out a new revenue stream. What is the new revenue stream? Internet-of-Things (IoT) services and city governments are capitalizing on them. In our previous blog, we briefly touched on the increasing competitiveness in the machine-to-machine (M2M) market. It appears the next battleground is taking place …

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