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New LTE Devices bring ARPU opportunities

May 12th, 2016|0 Comments

LG is taking on GoPro with its new LTE Action Camera. As the name […]

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SMS Firewall solutions: Hardware, Software, Hosted or Cloud Based?

May 10th, 2016|0 Comments

ROCCO is currently conducting SMS Firewall Research with MNOs and many MNOs are advising us […]

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Brazil: the WhatsApp Ban Explained

May 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Judge Marcel Montalvão joined some of Brazil’s top politicians as one of the country’s most-hated […]

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New EU Net Neutrality Rules explained

May 6th, 2016|0 Comments

The first EU-wide net neutrality rules came into force on 30th April 2016. They aim […]

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ACMA approves new transparency model for Roaming Charges

May 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Here at ROCCO HQ we are monitoring the global position on Roaming Regulation and the […]

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U.S. MNOs to test 5G this summer

May 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Every few years, mobile carriers promise to turbocharge smartphones with new “G” technology. Most recently, […]

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MNO consolidation in the EU: if and when

April 29th, 2016|0 Comments

ROCCO was at a conference in the hub of all hubs this week Dubai presenting on […]

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To appeal to MNOs, Wi-Fi Operators need to have bigger footprints

April 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Most Mobile Operator Executives Use Wi-Fi Roaming, But Few Offer It to Their Customers. Why?

If […]

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MIT’s Chronos: Wi-Fi tracking to the nearest 10 centimetres

April 13th, 2016|0 Comments

At ROCCO HQ we know that NGH Wi-Fi is taking leaps and bounds in identifying […]

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What is an e-SIM

April 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Recent reports suggest that the humble SIM card’s days are numbered, with an e-SIM alternative […]

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The Surprising Story of SPAM

April 6th, 2016|0 Comments

The town of Austin, Minnesota founded 1853 occupies just under 12 square miles near the […]

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U.A.E MNOs respond to GCC Roaming Regulation

April 1st, 2016|0 Comments

The latest roaming rates announced by the U.A.E. nation’s two telecom companies on Thursday are […]

ROCCO News

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New EU Net Neutrality Rules explained

May 6th, 2016|0 Comments

The first EU-wide net neutrality rules came into force on 30th April 2016. They aim […]

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Launched today: Research into the Abolition of Roaming Surcharges

May 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

All the press can talk about these last few days are the final Regulated Price Caps […]

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Launched Today: VoLTE Vision – Roaming and Interconnect research for Vendors

April 21st, 2016|0 Comments

We believe that its important to have as much data as possible to make strategic […]

Headlines from our Research team

Through the insights we receive from Mobile Operators, ROCCO Research uncovers trends in Roaming process performance and new industry requirements. These slides come directly from our Research Reports available from our Research Store.
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Training News

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New IOT Negotiation and Strategy Masterclasses from ROCCO

It’s our pleasure to introduce two new strategic/analytical training courses […]

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ROCCO New Product: Roaming Strategy Masterclass Dubai November 2015

Roaming Strategy Masterclass: 3 days of Training, Strategic Data, Activity […]

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ROCCO New Product: IOT Negotiation Masterclass Rome November 2015

IOT Negotiation Masterclass
3 days of Training, Case studies, Activity and […]

Tourism Status

Tourism is an activity essential to the life of people and nations “because of its direct effects on the social, cultural, educational, and economic sectors of national societies and on their international relations.”* So its very important were able to be as productive as possible with the best quality that technology will allow.
51 Million more tourists in 2014 than 2013.  1,138 Tourist Arrivals 2014 in Millions (with a growth of 4.7% increase on 2013).
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2014 International Tourist Arrivals in Millions (United Nations World Tourism Organisation 2015)
Middle East 4%
Africa 5%
Americas 16%
Asia & the Pacific 23%
Europe 52%
Expected Growth in 2015

For 2015 UNWTO forecasts International Tourist arrivals to grow between 3%-4%. By Region Growth is expected to be higher.

Middle East 3%
Africa 5%
Americas 4%
Asia & the Pacific 4%
Europe 3%

LTE Status

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Research News

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Launched today: Research into the Abolition of Roaming Surcharges

All the press can talk about these last few days are the final Regulated Price Caps which have come into place […]

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Launched Today: VoLTE Vision – Roaming and Interconnect research for Vendors

We believe that its important to have as much data as possible to make strategic decisions about VoLTE. 

Welcome to the […]

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Launched today: VoLTE Vision – Roaming and Interconnect survey for MNOs

Welcome to the first ROCCO Research Survey specifically on VoLTE Roaming. The survey is for all MNOs whether or not […]

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis explained

September 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

In September 2015, the body of a three-year-old Syrian boy was found floating on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. […]

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What is Virtual Reality and how might it effect Travel…

August 18th, 2015|0 Comments

As Roaming strategists, we know there will come a time when the ability to “Roam” without all the pain of […]

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Sprints new TV Commercial challenges pricing transparency

July 16th, 2015|0 Comments

As author David Whitehead famously said:
“Telling the difference between transparent and invisible is an acquired skill.”
Sprint has kicked off a […]

Video

Move (2011) by Rick Mereki

Here at ROCCO HQ we know everyone who works in Roaming is inspired by travel. This video always inspires us because it so simply and effectively shows what travel is all about. Rick Mereki is an independent film-maker based in Melbourne Australia. He shot to fame in August 2011 after releasing three short films; MOVE, EAT and LEARN that he created with Tim White and Andrew Lees. Bio by Wikipedia.

Dubai Flow Motion in 4K (2015) by Rob Whitworth

Rob whit worth said “My first impressions of Dubai were consumed with the spectacle of super tall buildings jutting out of the desert sands, however the lasting impression was the wonder of the desert, and its importance to the Emirati people”. Thats exactly how we feel we see the contracts in this amazing land. A true travel experience.