Will Wimbledon drain your enterprises’ mobile data allowance?
In 2015, our partner Wandera analysed 100,000 devices in 500 enterprise customers across the globe. They found a
17% increase in Wimbledon-related mobile data usage on enterprise devices compared to 2014.
It was also found that enterprise employees are more inclined to use corporate-liable devices to keep up to date with Wimbledon while abroad – 7.5% of monitored employees tuned into Wimbledon while abroad, compared to 5.9% in 2014. It’s no surprise really with 69.4 million digital visitors and mobile visits increasing by 98% (IBM).
The top 5 most popular apps for watching and learning about Wimbledon 2015 – and consuming data – are:
- Official Wimbledon app
- BBC Sport
- Wimbledon 2015 unofficial news via Youtube videos
- Wimbledon Tennis Scores + Game
- BBC iPlayer
The increase was likely due to the ongoing improvement of stream quality and the increased tendency to use internet browsers and data hungry apps. It’s likely personal mobile data use on corporate devices will only increase year on year. Unfortunately, it’s events like this that can lead to bill shock.
How can we help?
We partner with Wandera to offer a data management solution that is fully customisable to your individual business needs and staff members. You’ll be able to control which apps can be downloaded, what URLS can be accessed, how much data usage is acceptable and more. By gaining this control, even over jailbroken devices, you’ll be able to define and limit personal usage on your own unique terms. Find out more now.
BT’s free WiFi, maps & call ‘InLink’ units now active in Camden High Street
BT has teamed up with WiFi specialist LinkNYC and outdoor advertising agency Primesight to offer you ultramodern kiosks in London. These kiosks known as ‘InLinks’ offer ‘the fastest’ public broadband speeds available. Better yet, these powerful kiosks offer more than lightning speeds. You’ll be able to make calls, charge your smartphone and gain access to maps, all free of charge.
All services are funded entirely from revenues made from the advertising on the Link’s digital displays. BT also intend to allocate 5% of airtime to non-commercial good causes to benefit the local community. The first InLinks are active in Camden High Street to offer hundreds of users speeds of up to 1Gbps from just one kiosk. If all goes to plan, more than 750 kiosks will be installed over the next few years, with more than 100 placed in Camden by 2017.
All existing BT phone boxes across the city will be replaced with the new kiosk system, with BT claiming that they will take up less space on the streets than the traditional phone box. Each kiosk is set to feature embedded sensors that can track air and noise pollution, outdoor temperature and traffic conditions, with the purpose of introducing smart services to local councils.
Key feature overview
- Connect to free ultrafast Wi-Fi using your personal device. (1)
- Access maps, directions, and city services from an easy-to-use touchscreen tablet. (2)
- Stay in touch with free phone calls from BT. (3)
- Press the dedicated red 999 button in the event of an emergency. (4)
- Safely charge your device using one of two USB ports. (5)
- Enjoy more room on the pavement with Link’s sleek, resilient design. (6)
- View public service announcements and more relevant advertising on two 135.7cm HD displays. (7)
London is second only to New York in welcoming Links to its streets, which were first installed in January this year as part of LinkNYC. Join our mailing list for further updates, and receive more of the latest mobile news and tips straight to your inbox.
Is your mobile investment protected?
Accidents happen. Ensure you have a safety net ready for your device.
mobilephonechecker.co.uk polled 1,486 UK adults who have all broken, dented, or scratched an iPhone handset. They found
the average broken iPhone is destroyed or damaged just 10 weeks after purchase – and under 6 weeks for an iPhone 4 or 5.
And when they’re not being broken, it seems they’re being stolen. With a recent report from the Home Office estimating more than 700,000 handsets were stolen in the space of year.
Top 5 ways to break an iPhone
1. Dropped on a hard surface (43%)
2. Fallen into water (toilet, sink, bath, etc) (35%)
3. Stood or sat on accidentally (32%)
4. Left on roof of car (12%)
5. Broken by child (10%)
We highly recommend you take out insurance and avoid the hefty costs of mobile repairs. We offer various deals for mobiles and tablets that cover accidental damage, theft, accidental loss and breakdown, starting at just £3.99 per month.
6 key questions your business needs to be able to answer
- Where are all my users spending their time on mobile?
- What are the most popular sites and apps?
- What is the split of business versus personal usage?
- Are our data plans and pools set correctly?
- What £ savings would we get by enforcing policy on specific apps?
- Where are our users around the world, and what data are they accessing?
Every business should have control of the devices entering their organisation, whether they are company devices or part of a BYOD programme. We can give you the advantage of unique visibility into data usage, through advanced analytics. Allowing you to easily identify areas for change, so you can take the first step in improving your telecoms strategy.
The personal usage on your company devices outweighs the business use? Your employees are spending too much time on Facebook? Or maybe you’re haunted by monthly bill shock? We can help you create the business policy you want, so you can rest assured that your company devices are being used in the way that you intended. While the three C’s: Content Control, Capping and Compression are at work – you can sit back and watch the savings roll in.
We partner with Wandera to offer you real-time insights into your mobile data using the world’s first gateway created solely for mobile traffic. This data management solution sits transparently between your employee devices and the internet, to allow for mobile data optimisation.
1) What your bill really means
Unless you question every line of your bill, it’s unlikely you’ll know what everything means, after all we can’t all be telecomms experts. You may be paying for extra charges that are irrelevant to you and your business.
2) Data roaming costs do not have to be all that costly
Did you know you can receive early reports of your data roaming levels? By doing so, you can stop going over your limit in good time, thus avoiding the dreaded bill shock. More so, data optimisation software can be used to potentially save 60% on your data roaming charges. You can see more on our solution here.
3) ‘Free’ apps aren’t always of value to you
A lot of carriers put ‘free’ apps on your phone in an attempt to sweeten the deal. In reality, many of these apps are unnecessary for your business needs and only add value if you use the service, which is often paid. The result? Wasted space on your mobile devices. We only provide our customers with recommendations of applications that will have the most positive impact on their mobile work forces, including our free mobile device management solution.
What you should know
At CMM, we treat our customers like real people and put our terms in real terms so that both parties receive a honest understanding. Every business is different and quite rightly so, we understand this and deliver a telecommunications plan created by our friendly experts that is specifically tailored to your business. More so, we provide solutions – both free and paid, to reduce your costs, because we enjoy putting our customers first.
EE pitches World’s first 4G Smart Tent
This year Glastonbury festival is hosting the World’s first 4G Smart tent, courtesy of it’s official partner for the 18th year running, EE. The 4GEE Smart Tent has been designed to improve camper’s overall experience.
Inspired by smart home technology and suggestions from regular festival goers, the tent features a mini fridge that tweets when stocks are running low, an entertainment centre showing live streams from all six stages, exclusive virtual reality content alongside a 4G hotspot for guests. The hotspot will be operational from 10:00am and 10:00pm throughout the festival.
“While camping is a massive part of any music festival, it’s not always the most comfortable experience, so we wanted to create a 4GEE Smart Tent that tested the latest tech-inspired comforts. The on-site 4G network we’re providing to Glastonbury revellers this year is the most powerful we’ve ever put in, and will help create the ultimate connected camping experience.” – Matt Sears, EE Director of Communications and Sponsorship.
One lucky winner and their friend will be staying in the EE smart tent this evening after EE held a competition on Twitter yesterday in which those interested had to hashtag #4GEESmartTent. They will also receive a brand new Google Pixel smartphone, be escorted to the Pyramid Stage to watch one of the performances from the side of the stage and enjoy breakfast in bed.
Juice Tube Power Banks are also available to buy and EE is allowing camper’s to ‘swap and go’ at the festival. When the power bank is out of charge, they’ll be able to return it to the Recharge Tent or the Exchange Cabin and EE will swap it with a fully charged one, once a day, completely free!