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  • [New] Starlink could provide mobile internet services, suggesting that people with RVs could use Starlink to get internet service wherever they are. MobileSyrup
  • [New] 90% of mobile network operators that are launching 5G mobile services will offer 4G/5G fixed wireless access service even in markets with high fiber penetration. Inside Towers
  • [New] The Kakao T app, run by Kakao Mobility, will abandon a fixed rate policy for its designated driver service and switch to a variable rate between 0% and 20% depending on supply and demand. Korea JoongAng Daily
  • [New] Firing a missile from a train could add mobility, but some experts say North Korea's simple rail networks running through its relatively small territory would be quickly destroyed by enemies during a crisis. AP News
  • [New] Forrester's 2021 Total Economic Impact of Experience Cloud said it could potentially take a company six months at a cost of $30,000 each month to develop a mobile application. The 360 Blog from Salesforce
  • [New] DoorDash began as a restaurant delivery app, but BofA expects the mobile app to expand into grocery, alcohol, and convenience items within the next five years.
  • [New] As demonstrated by VW's swoop on Europcar, rental companies are expected to have a big role in the much-vaunted shift to car sharing and other mobility services. The Financial Times
  • [New] Sarcos has a unique opportunity to usher in a new age of human and machine collaboration by deploying a fleet of its highly dexterous mobile robotic systems that augment humans rather than replace them. ChannelBiz UK
  • [New] The Global smartphone market will reach $795.3 billion by 2027, growing by 9.5% annually over 2020-2027 owing to the rising demand for smart mobile phones, increasing per capita disposable income, and the growing adoption of smartphones in digital platforms amid COVID-19 pandemic. Yahoo Finance
  • [New] In August, South Korea became the first country to pass a law forcing Apple and Google to open their mobile app stores to alternate payment systems, threatening their grip on the 30% commission they charge developers. Wired
  • [New] To prepare for the next generation of technology, UIC, the international union of railways, designed the Future Railway Mobile Communications System, which is expected to be launched in 2025, and will replace the existing standard, the Global System for Mobile Communications - Railway. Inside Towers
  • [New] Building trust in the world of mobile payments is crucial and making an investment in fraud prevention will help minimise complaints and refunds, helping to grow revenues in the long term. SLA Digital
  • [New] China will be the market leader in terms of the number of users of proximity mobile payments, with 87% of mobile internet users paying via mobile in 2021, followed by South Korea and the USA. FinTech Futures
  • [New] Mobile commerce globally was forecasted to hold about 80% of the overall E-Commerce transaction value in 2025 Mobile payments have seen an increased development after the world faced the COVID-19 crisis in 2020.
  • [New] South Korea has announced plans to develop a micro-satellite-based reconnaissance system from 2022 to enhance its capability to detect security threats such as North Korea's mobile missile launchers. Transport Times
  • [New] The highly mobile system will be capable of carrying payloads from 7.62 mm to 30 mm calibre, including the Northrop Grumman M230 cannon and Thales LMM missiles. Unmanned Systems Technology
  • [New] As consumers ask Siri for real-time weather reports and charge their home batteries via mobile apps, they expect similar capabilities from their utility. Utility Dive
  • [New] Volkswagen has taken steps to make software and connected services a priority, envisioning it to play a much bigger role in its vehicles in the coming years, using the phrase becoming a software-oriented mobility provider to describe its aspirations. Autoweek
  • [New] The major market potential for autonomous vehicles in the future will be pinned on business models such as robotaxis, which are estimated to account for more than 60% of China's future mobility sharing market by 2030, exceeding $201 billion. PR Newswire
  • [New] In coming years companies will demand for more mobile solutions as end users seek to carry out ERP processes on the move via their smartphones or tablets. ERP Insights
  • [New] Due to the ever-increasing mobile subscriber base, China and India have significant market shares in the A2P messaging service, which is predicted to grow during the forecast period. Fatpos Global
  • Bridgestone sees EVs as a huge opportunity to reduce CO 2 emissions and make mobility more environmentally sustainable, particularly with 20% of new car sales in Europe in 2025 expected to be EVs.

Last updated: 19 September 2021