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A Week In Wireless

It's a long term game

The Informer’s been in gloriously sunny Cape Town this week, attending Informa Telecoms & Media’s AfricaCom event, which beats working for a living. Everybody likes to talk up Africa’s growth...

News

Advertising to help kick start mobile TV market

...released Wednesday by industry analyst and telecoms.com parent Informa Telecoms & Media, which said that while the bulk of mobile TV revenues presently come from subscription fees, the advertising business...

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Device vendors must switch focus to software to survive

...to the latest figures released by industry analyst and telecoms.com parent Informa Telecoms & Media, emerging markets, including Brazil, Russia, India, China (BRIC) and Africa, will make up the majority...

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Ghana: poised for growth

...licensees in Ghana, Zain-owned Western TeleSystems (2G) and Nigeria’s Glo Mobile (2G and 3G). While neither operates at the moment, both have networks planned according to Informa Telecoms & Media’s...

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India delays 3G, WiMAX licensing until next year

to figures released this week by analyst house and telecoms.com parent Informa Telecoms & Media. Whilst it took 13 years for India to gain its first 250 million mobile subscriptions,...

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BlackBerry in motion

...versions, according to Informa Telecoms & Media: 11 were for GSM networks only (one for WCDMA), three for CDMA only and one dual CDMA/GSM. Each of these devices runs RIM’s...

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Aircel invests $400m in new kit

by Western standards ranging from $4.60-$8.90 per month according to Informa Telecoms & Media’s World Cellular Information Service. Falling ARPU figures in India though are compensated by surging growth. Penetration...

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Prepaid outstrips postpaid two to one

During 2007 and into 2008, the market for prepaid mobile services has continued to grow more than twice as fast as the contract market according to Informa Telecoms & Media....

A Week In Wireless

Paranoid Android

...a download frenzy. Guillermo Escofet, editor of Informa Telecoms & Media’s Mobile Media, says an internal source at Nokia suggested that the Finnish giant was paying each record label a...

News

Analyst predicts 4 billion mobile subs by year end

during the fourth quarter, analyst house and telecoms.com parent, Informa Telecoms & Media, says that it will have taken just five full quarters for the last billion net additions to...

opinion

Mobile ads: selling space

...“It’s put the mobile right at the centre of people’s attention,” he says, “so in terms of influence, it’s hugely disproportionate.” Smaato’s Harald Neidhardt agrees describes the handset as a...

News

Asia Pac shows Europe how data roaming is done

...grow to almost four times their 2008 level by 2013, according to figures from Informa’s recently published strategic report ‘Global Mobile Roaming: Operator strategies and Market Trends – 3rd edition’....

opinion

Femtocells: Reinventing the wheel?

...through browsing internet, watching longer and richer video clips, downloading music video applications, exchanging pictures, or using VoIP chatting online,” says Malik Saadi, principal analyst, Informa Telecoms & Media. “This...

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Managed services market on strong growth curve

According to figures released by analyst house and telecoms.com parent Informa Telecoms & Media this week, the key driver of this trend is that operators of all sizes are willing...

opinion

Do emerging market operators still exist?

...a quintessential emerging-market operator – saw a decline in each of the “emerging” markets it operates in – Algeria, Pakistan, Egypt, Tunisia and Bangladesh – in 2Q08. Orascom’s ARPU fell...

opinion

Carriers not yet credible advertising partners

...Telecoms & Media in June. But while Informa found that around 80 per cent of today’s mobile advertising revenue (from a total of $1.72bn) is generated by mobile content providers,...

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Carriers need new game plan to survive in digital age

such as download and streaming services for music, micro payments and ticket ordering, Delcroix said. Gartner’s research echoes a report released by analyst house and telecoms.com parent Informa Telecoms &...

opinion

Carriers need new game plan to survive in digital age

        Fixed and mobile carriers in mature markets must transform themselves into “IT and network factories” and support new services all but unrelated to telecoms in order...

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Femtos to save $5bn, but only if ops do their homework

...released Tuesday. Industry analyst and telecoms.com parent, Informa Telecoms & Media, said this installed base could help operators to offload up to 8 per cent of total mobile traffic to...

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