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Smartphone market overview

Canalys reports that the smartphone market continues to thrive, with some 40m units shipped in the third quarter. The smartphone segment now accounts for about 13% of the global handset market, and was recently shaked up by the introduction of the iPhone....

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Market Corner - 17/11/08

A few set of market information released this week: According to OVUM, APAC would double its mobile subscriber base to 2.9bn by 2013 (from 1.4bn in 2007). That means that the APAC region would house over 50% of the world mobile subscriptions by 2011....

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Subscriber stats - 17/11/08

Virgin Mobile USA reports 5.2m mobile subscribers (flat). SingTel had 217m (+10%) mobile users by the end of September, of which 77.5m in India, 60.5m in Indonesia, and 24m in the Philippines, and just 2.9m in Singapore. India added 8m GSM subscribers...

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Vendor Corner - 17/11/08

Microsoft unveiled its new Internet Explorer Mobile 6 browser. Analysts are giving Microsoft as the winner of Verizon' s mobile search deal. Amdocs is buying ChangingWorlds for $60m. ChangingWorlds is an expert in customer personalization. The move sent...

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Awards - 17/11/08

Tellabs is providing Claro with its 8600 managed Edge platform. It is joining the list of BT' s preferred system suppliers for its 21CN next-generation network. Nokia provides ATT with its 6650 smartphone, Nortel has been chosen by China Telecom to upgrade...

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Operator Corner (1) - 17/11/08

3 UK will provide free INQ1 handset when a customer subscribe to its £15 per month contract, and offer unlimited free Facebook, Skype, Windows Messenger and web access + 75 mn of regular calls to other networks. T-Mobile Germany launches RIM' s Blackberry...

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Operator Corner (2) - 17/11/08

Mobilink Pakistan announced the launch of its Mobilink Infinity mobile WiMAX service in Pakistan. Kalimat Telecom (Iraq) is launching Iraq' s first WiMAX network. Grameenphone (Bangladesh) has reduced the size of its IPO by 50% to $75m. DoCoMo will pay...

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Financial performance (1) - 17/11/08

Analyst Corner : CSFB lowered its price target on Leap Wireless by 21% to $55. RBC lowered MetroPCS price target by 5% to $19; Barclays lowered its price target on Sprint Nextel by 10% to $10, and McAdams lowered its price target on Clearwire by 24% to...

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Financial performance (2) - 17/11/08

Virgin Mobile USA reports 3Q08 profit of $4m, vs a loss of $4.7m last year, on revenues of $323m, up 2%. Vodafone announced a 35% drop in net profit for the first half of the financial year, at £2.1bn, on revenues rising 17% to £20bn. EBITDA rose 10%...

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