Archives November 2009

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Ever since ABI released its revised forecasts for femtocell shipments a few weeks back there have been a spate of negative reports and articles on femtocells. Unfortunately our predictions were taken out of context, conveniently leaving out the part where we said we still believe in this market its just taking longer than expected.

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Clearwire just received more in debt financing in addition to the $1.56B they just got from Sprint Nextel, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Intel, Eagle River Holdings, and Bright House Networks for a recent total of $2.8B in funding. This is on top of the funding of $3.2B from Intel, Google, Comcast, Time ...

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Over the weekend, TRAI, Indias telecommunications authority set the maximum fee that operators can charge for the implementation of mobile number portability. Number portability allows consumers to take their number with them when they switch operators; reducing exit barriers to change service provider. The fee has been capped at Rs. 19 (US$ 0.40); allowing ...

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Rich, connected Internet experiences are typical on smartphones. However, smartphones represent a small part of the mobile handset market today. Samsung is looking to address this gap by announcing a new mobile platform for application developers to extend these experiences to the balance of handset users.

Bada Korean for ocean is Samsungs new mobile development ...

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Gosh, it is nice to be substantiated... On the10 November 2009, I blogged on Emerging Markets being an invaluable, almost essential, engine of growth for an aspiring or successful wireless carrier. The blog was a write up of comments I had made in a CNBC Asia TV interview that addressed SingTel's and Starhub's ...

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Starhub commenced operations in 2000 and since that time, it has matured into a slick triple play operation with internet access, mobile phone services and cable TV content which can be subscribed purchased as a bundle. Indeed these bundles have been very attractive. 54% of Starhub customers are either double or triple play hubbers.

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Apple recently announced that there are now 100,000 Applications available on the iPhone App Store. Of these, there are over 16,000 games; which represent the most downloaded category of the store. Theres no longer just an app for that, theres at least ten. That being the case, you would expect the development of ...

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Garmins third quarter financial results confirm the rising popularity of GPS outdoor and fitness devices as it remains Garmins only segment to post quarterly and year-to-date YoY revenue growth:

Q3 YoY growth per segment

- Automotive/Mobile segment revenue decreased 13% to $546 million

- Outdoor/Fitness segment revenue increased 11% to $132 million

- Aviation segment revenue ...

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Over the weekend we had China Unicom announce their femtocell rollout known as 3G Inn. The service has been launched in ten provinces in Northern China according to a Chinese Reuters report (translated). Although the details of the rollout, pricing and vendors is sketchy at the moment - it definitely is welcome news for the femtocell ...

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