Articles tagged with: Ovum and 2g

Smartphones: the silver lining of the declining handset market

During 2008, in a first for the mobile industry, consumer demand for third-party applications started driving both handset sales and revenues for developers and OEMs. more

Related Tags: app-store, smartphone, symbian, nokia, google, microsoft, sony, windows, google-android, nokia,, os, cagr

Mobile phone shipments in 2009 will be down by 9.1%

The economic downturn will have a significant impact on mobile phone shipments in 2009; the volumes will be down globally by 9.1%. This is according to the latest forecasts from consulting firm, Ovum. more

Related Tags: 3g-phones, lte-phones, 1xev-do, modems, cagr

The case for network sharing gets stronger

With a mature market, declining voice revenues and now the economic downturn, the argument for European mobile network operators (MNOs) to share their networks has never been stronger. more

Related Tags: orange, t-mobile, roaming, 3-uk, vodafone, teliasonera, capex, t-mobile-uk, tim, eu, ran, yoigo, 3, tele2, opex, network-sharing, passive-network, 3g-coverage

Will LTE be to mobile operators what NGNs are to fixed?

With all the excitement surrounding LTE, it is easy to overlook how the practicalities of migration will impact mobile operators. Migration to LTE will need to be approached in the same way that fixed telcos have viewed next-generation network (NGN) deployments – long term and holistically. more

Related Tags: intel, lte, crm, backhaul, billing, managed-services, option, true, 3g-coverage, seamless

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